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Global Changemaker Speaker Series

The Global Changemaker Speaker Series presents André Picard, brought to you by the Canadian Academy of Nursing

Meet André Picard, Canada’s award-winning author and journalist for The Globe and Mail, as he discusses his highly anticipated book Neglected No More at our first-ever speaker series, presented by the Canadian Academy of Nursing. In this timely new book, Picard reveals the full extent of the crisis in long-term care and offers an urgently needed prescription to fix a broken system.

Members and Fellows of the Academy can use this exclusive opportunity to ask questions about what can and must be done to improve the state of care for Canada’s older adults and gain insight into the state of so many of the nation’s long-term care homes.

Special note for Fellows of the Academy: You will be invited to join each speaker for an exclusive 30 minutes of conversation after each session.

Event date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Time: 12 -1 p.m ET: Presentation and Q & A with André Picard
1 - 1:30 p.m ET: Fellows will be invited to join André Picard for an exclusive 30 minutes of conversation.

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André Picard
National Health Writer and Author

André Picard is one of Canada’s top health and public policy observers and commentators. He is a health reporter and columnist for The Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff writer since 1987. He is also the author of five bestselling books. He was named Canada’s first “Public Health Hero” by the Canadian Public Health Association and as a “Champion of Mental Health” by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health, and he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his dedication to improving health care.

In addition to André Picard, we look forward to welcoming the following speakers as part of the Global Changemaker Speaker Series:

  • Dr. Laurie Gottlieb, a Visiting Professor of Nursing Leadership, a recipient of the Order of Nurses of the Province of Quebec and an author
  • Karen Furneaux, an Olympian, a Sports Hall of Fame Athlete and an International Speaker
  • Kerri Nuku, who is part of the Indigenous Visiting Leader Series and has worked on the International Council of Nurses, Global Nurses United, South Pacific Nurses Forum and World Health Organization (WHO) Human Resources for Health project
  • Richard Booth, an assistant professor at the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing (Western University) who is exploring the use of social media technology and its related impact on clinical and health systems use

The Global Changemaker Speaker Series is generously supported by the estate of the late Norma Jean Murphy, RN, PhD.