Public Lecture: "When science meets society: the competition between knowledge and values”

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Faculty Club 3450 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E5, CA

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McGill University and the Friends of CIHR are delighted to welcome renowned scientist, Sir Mark Walport, to deliver a keynote talk on "When science meets society: the competition between knowledge and values”

On December 10, 2021, at 2 p.m., Sir Mark Walport, the 2021 Henry G. Friesen International Prize Winner in Health Research, will deliver a public lecture at the McGill Faculty Club. A physician-scientist, academic leader, and visionary health research planner, Sir Mark will explore the imperative for change among public health systems worldwide, and discuss the way forward for research and innovation in biomedicine at this crucial point in history.

Professor Sir Mark Walport, FRS, FMed Sci, FRCP, is past Chief Executive of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), which brings together the 7 research councils, Innovate UK and Research England. He is a champion of fundamental science in health research, engineering, technology and innovation. As former Director of the Wellcome Trust, Sir Mark has experience running a large scale research organization and global charitable foundation. A distinguished scientist in his own right, Sir Mark was also Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Medicine at Imperial College London. He received a knighthood in the 2009 New Year Honours List for services to medical research and was elected as Fellow of The Royal Society in 2011. He is the winner of the 2020 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research.

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Contact: 
Meaghan Thurston, Senior Communications Officer
Email: 
meaghan.thurston [at] mcgill.ca
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