As the world continues the battle against the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians are paying closer attention than ever to the development and implementation of public health policy and research. As McGill’s 67th Beatty lecturer, Dr. Anthony Fauci will share his insights and remarkable life experience as an infectious diseases expert and public health official on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. In this the university’s bicentennial year, the public lecture will be presented exclusively online on Friday, October 1, 2021, as part of McGill’s virtual Homecoming festivities.
The chief medical advisor to President Biden—and six presidents before him—Dr. Fauci has served as Director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984, overseeing an extensive portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat established infectious diseases, including SARS-CoV-2.
Nahlah Ayed, host of the CBC Radio One program IDEAS, will emcee the event. A former parliamentary reporter and a veteran foreign correspondent, her work has garnered numerous awards including from the UK Foreign Press Association and the Canadian Association of Journalists. In 2012, her memoir, A Thousand Farewells, was shortlisted for a Governor General's Literary Award.
The virtual 2021 Beatty Lecture will take place on Friday, October 1 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Advance registration, which will open this summer, is required. We will continue to update this webpage with more details in the coming weeks or visit https://www.mcgill.ca/beatty/upcoming-lecture.