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The Academic Minute for 2023.04.10-2023.04.14

The Academic Minute from 4.10 – 4.14

Kate Mulligan University of Toronto
Loneliness as a Health Issue
Dr. Kate Mulligan is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and the Senior Director of the Canadian Institute for Social Prescribing. Her work focuses on advancing community-scale leadership and intervention in health and health systems.

Joanne Dickson – Edith Cowan University
Mentally Flexibility is Key to Protecting Wellbeing in People with Chronic Pain
Joanne M. Dickson is a Professor of Psychology and Mental Health in the School of Arts & Humanities, at Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia. Her main research focuses on mental health and wellbeing, particularly from a goal-motivational, prospective cognition and affect perspective.

Meghann Jarchow – University of South Dakota
Working in Our Place for Visionary Sustainability
Dr. Meghann Jarchow is chair and associate professor in the Department of Sustainability & Environment at the University of South Dakota. Dr. Jarchow’s research program generally addresses two distinct – but overlapping – questions: how can the rural landscapes in this region be more environmentally and socially sustainable, and how should sustainability education be structured and taught?

William C. Kirby – Harvard University
The End of American Academic Leadership
William C. Kirby is T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University and Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is the author of Empires of Ideas: Creating the Modern University from Germany to America to China

(Harvard University Press, 2022). Follow him on Twitter @BillKirbyHBS.

Harvey Chochinov – University of Manitoba
Why is Being a Patient Such a Difficult Pill to Swallow
Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov is a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba and a Senior Scientist at CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute. His research in palliative care has resulted in more than 300 career publications, examining the patient experience of approaching death. His latest book is entitled Dignity in Care: The Human Side of Medicine, published by Oxford University Press. He is an Officer in the Order of Canada and an inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.


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