Celebration of Research Excellence Lecture Series

Marlene Goldman

Celebration of Research Excellence Lecture Series

Principal's Research Award 2019

Marlene Goldman - Department of English

Empathy and the Future of Embodied Learning in Healthcare: Simulating Parkinson's Disease Tremors with the SymPulse™ Tele-Empathy Device

My talk will explore the concept of empathy and address the prevailing challenge in healthcare associated with the lack of empathy for frail elderly people on the part of healthcare professionals. I will share my current research—a SSHRC-funded grant that involves partnering with Klick Health-- an international health technology firm—to evaluate whether the use of Klick Health's SymPulse Tele-Empathy Device can repair and foster empathetic connections previously undermined by apathy, stigma and shame. (Interested participants will have a chance to try on the SymPulse Tele-Empathy Device.)

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019

Location: Room AA160  /  Time: 11:45 am to 1:15 pm

   
Cendri Hutcherson

Celebration of Research Excellence Lecture Series

Canada Research Chair in Decision Neuroscience

Cendri Hutcherson, Department of Psychology

How we decide: Algorithmic and neural insights?

How do we make decisions, and why does this process seem to leave us so often prone to temptation? Popular psychological theories often explain this as a battle between two selves, pitting shortsighted instincts against the more rational angels of our better nature. However, recent work to develop computer simulations of human choice, informed and inspired by knowledge about brain structure and function, often paints a different picture. This lecture will show how a set of simple computational algorithms describe a remarkably wide range of human and animal choice behaviours, and how knowledge of these algorithms can be used to both understand and improve the decisions we make.

Date: Thursday, Oct 24, 2019

Location: Room AA160  /  Time: 12:00 to 1:15 pm

Bebhinn Treanor

Celebration of Research Excellence Lecture Series

Canada Research Chair in Spatially-Resolved Biochemistry

Bebhinn Treanor, Department of Biological Sciences

How can we better design effective vaccines to prevent infectious diseases?

Vaccination is the most effective method for preventing infectious disease, and yet we lack effective vaccines against many pathogens. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is one particularly challenging pathogen for which there is still no effective vaccine. However, advances in our understanding of this pathogen, and isolation of potent antibodies from human infections, have led to new approaches in rational vaccine design. This talk will highlight recent advances in reverse vaccinology and describe a new innovative vaccine platform designed to elicit protective antibody responses against HIV.

Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019

Location: Room AA160  /  Time: 12:00 to 1:15 pm

Jason Weir

Celebration of Research Excellence Lecture Series

Research Excellence Faculty Scholar 2019

Jason Weir, Department of Bilogical Sciences

Title and Talk Information - TBA

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2019

Location: Room AA160  /  Time: 12:00 to 1:15 pm

Rutsuko Ito

Celebration of Research Excellence Lecture Series

Research Recognition Award 2019

Rutsuko Ito , Department of Psychology

Title and Talk Information - TBAa

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2019

Location: Room AA160  /  Time: 12:00 to 1:15 pm

Celebration of Research Excellence Lecture Series

Canada Research Chair in Cultural History and Analysis

Daniel Bender, Department of Historical & Cultural Studies and Culinaria Research Centre

Title and Talk Information - TBA

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2019

Location: Room AA160  /  Time: 12:00 to 1:15 pm

Prof. Julie McCarthy

Celebration of Research Excellence Lecture Series

Research Excellence Faculty Scholar 2018

Julie McCarthy, Department of Management

Title and Talk Information - TBA

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2019

Location: Room AA160  /  Time: 12:00 to 1:15 pm