The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences' (AHS) 50th Anniversary Celebration marks the beginning of our celebratory year. Our anniversary marks 50 years of setting a gold standard in academic and research leadership that protects and promotes health and well-being. AHS students, faculty, staff, alumni and donors are invited to join us for lunch followed by celebratory remarks on AHS’ past, present and future.
50th celebration itinerary | 12 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
12 p.m. - Lunch, AHS Expansion, First floor foyer
1 p.m. - Celebratory remarks, AHS Expansion, Room 1689
Continue the celebration at the School of Public Health and Health Systems’ public lecture featuring the Honourable A. Anne McLellan, P.C., O.C., A.O.E. for a talk titled The legalization and regulation of cannabis – what does it all mean?, followed by a panel for questions and wine and cheese.
Canada is about to become the only G-20 country to legalize and regulate cannabis at the national level. This will require a transformation, both of thinking and practice. What will this mean for public health and public safety? What will a new regulated market look like?
Anne McLellan is a prominent national figure in politics, law and public health. She served four terms as the Liberal MP for Edmonton Centre, during which she was Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Minister of Health, Minister of Justice and Minister of Natural Resources. In 2016, McLellan was appointed by the federal government to lead the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation.
Liana Nolan, Waterloo Medical Officer of Health
Jonathan Zaid, SPHHS Undergraduate, advocate for medical marijuana use
Chris Perlman, SPHHS Faculty member, focus on mental health and addictions
Public lecture itinerary | 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - Lecture, AHS Expansion, Room 1689
3:30 p.m. - Questions panel and discussion
4:40 p.m. - Wine and cheese (cash bar available)
Please register for the 50th celebration and/or lecture as spaces are limited.
For speaker bio, event details and registration, see event website.
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