Laurette Dube, Message from the Chair

McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics

"No single scientific or social discipline is enough to unravel the causes of these pervasive societal challenges. And no single scientific or social discipline alone will solve them. We need to break free of such siloed efforts, and undertake a collaborative, integrated, trans-disciplinary approach…"

- Professor Laurette Dubé, PhD, MBA

The MCCHE is a world-leader in promoting integrative and interdisciplinary solutions to diet- and lifestyle-related global health challenges. This approach seeks to ameliorate health problems, such as obesity and under-nutrition, in ways that transform agri-food value chains and stimulate sustainable economic growth. Read our latest news

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Precision Convergence Webinar Series

Precision Convergence Webinar Series

An accomplished panel of science, technology, business, and government leaders discuss the idea of precision convergence as an approach to science that harnesses the power of human and machine intelligence on a larger scale. Professor Laurette Dubé, Founding Chair and Scientific Director of MCCHE and Shawn Brown Vice Chancellor for Research Computing and the Director of Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center at the Carnegie Mellon University/University of Pittsburgh co-chair the series.

Food Convergence Innovation Canada (FCI-Canada)

Collaborative digital platform to secure Canada’s food system

The McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE), led by scientific director Prof. Laurette Dubé, will be the academic lead of Food Convergence Innovation Canada (FCI-Canada). The first-ever national consortium will build provincial and regional data bases that connect food and beverage supply chains, forming a national platform. 

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