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Café Scientifique

A Café Scientifique is an opportunity to bring together researchers with members of the public to spark a discussion about some of the most interesting - and sometimes contentious - research currently underway in Canada.

Join us in a lively conversation about new and exciting research at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health.

Everyone is welcome.

Tentative schedule 2010

Date Topic and Location

January 19, 2010

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Why Can't I Find A Family Doctor In This City, Really? The Problem And Promise Of Primary Health Care

Panelists: Richard Glazier, MD, MPH and Jan Barnsley, PhD

Location: Dora Keogh Irish Pub, 141 Danforth Ave, Toronto (east of Broadview on the south side of Danforth)

RSVP: Anne-Marie Tynan at 416-864-6060 ext 2522, or

Moderator: Brian Goldman, MD, Host of CBC Radio 1's "White Coat, Black Art"

Presentation Flyer (190 kb pdf file)

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A Simple, Revolutionary Idea to End Homelessness: The Launch of "Housing First" in Toronto

More information coming soon.

Past Discussions

Date Topic and Location

February 17th, 2009

"Urban Moods and Urban Myths: Do Neighbourhoods Matter for Mental Health?"

Drs. Patricia O'Campo (CRICH), Jim Dunn (CRICH) and Kwame McKenzie (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health/University of Toronto)

Moderator: Dr. Mark Kingwell (University of Toronto)

Presentation Flyer

Listen to audio of presentation

Varsity article on presentation

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March 11, 2009

"Language of Violence? How We Talk About Domestic Violence in Different Cultures"

Drs. Patricia O'Campo (CRICH) and Farah Ahmad (University of Toronto)

Moderator: Uzma Shakir (Atkinson Economic Justice Fellow)

Presentation Flyer

Presentation Notes (638 KB PDF file)

April 15, 2009

"Pandemic Flight Path: How Infectious Disease Spreads through the Global Airline Transportation Network"

Drs. Kamran Khan (CRICH) and Michael Gardam (University of Toronto);

Moderator: Bob McDonald, Host, Quirks and Quarks (CBC Radio One)

One of Canada's best-known science journalists, Bob McDonald has been host of the CBC Radio program, Quirks and Quarks since 1992. Bob is also a weekly science commentator on Newsworld Morning, and science correspondent for CBC TV's The National, and has written investigative science stories for the Globe and Mail. Bob has shared in the dozens of prizes and awards bestowed upon Quirks & Quarks. He was also personally honoured for his contributions to the public awareness of science with the 2001 Michael Smith Award for Science Promotion, from NSERC, and the 2002 Sandford Fleming Medal from The Royal Canadian Institute. Bob is also a weekly science commentator on Newsworld Morning, and science correspondent for CBC TV's The National. In February 2003, Bob was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Guelph.

Presentation Flyer

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Biodaspora Report

These Café Scientifiques have been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Government of Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health-care system.