On October 16th, CIFAR’s Child and Development Program, will host an event inspired by Clyde Hertzman, founder of HELP. More information, including registration details, are provided by CIFAR below.
An internationally renowned scientist and child advocate, Clyde Hertzman revolutionized our understanding of how societal forces influence growing brains and bodies. He showed how early life experiences get under the skin to influence childrens’ brain development and life chances. He leveraged these research advances to improve the lives of children across Canada and illustrated how researchers, policy-makers, and communities can come together to create positive change for children and families.
In the decade since his passing, there have been unprecedented advances in the technologies, data resources, and tools available to scientists and policy-makers to help children thrive. However, all children are not benefiting from these advances and new threats to children’s health, learning, and safety are emerging that place our most vulnerable children at further risk. Please join us for this evening of reflection on the legacy of Clyde Hertman’s contributions to research and policy and in our call to action to mobilize the best of what rapid advances in science, policy, and technology can do for the children of today.
UBC Robson Square, Theatre C300
800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
Monday, October 16, 2023: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Reception to follow in the foyer outside the lecture theatre
Moderator: Stephen Toope
Panelists: Michael Meaney, Kate McLaughlin, Candice Odgers