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Professor Timothy Caulfield is an unrivaled communicator who debunks myths and assumptions about innovation in the health sector—from research on stem cells to diets to alternative medicine—for the benefit of the public and decision-makers.

Timothy Caulfield

Presented by the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with the Faculty of Health and Social Development

Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?

When Celebrity Culture And Science Clash

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Kelowna Community Theatre -- 1375 Water St.

Celebrities are everywhere! This matters. Seriously.

Research shows that popular culture has a profound influence on people’s health and that our ideals of beauty and success are framed by a celebrity-dominated worldview.

In this fun and provocative presentation, Professor Timothy Caulfield will examine what science tells us about the influence of popular culture. He will also debunk common health myths and provide practical, evidence-based, recommendations relevant to both individuals seeking to live a healthy lifestyle and healthcare professionals.

Video Recap

Relive Timothy Caulfield's Distinguished Speaker Series talk with this highlight video and his six simple steps to live a healthy lifestyle

Timothy Caulfield

Timothy Caulfield is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy and a professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. He has been the research director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta since 1993.

Over the past several years he has been involved in a variety of interdisciplinary research endeavours that have allowed him to publish over 300 articles and book chapters. He is a Fellow of the Trudeau Foundation and the Principal Investigator for a number of large interdisciplinary projects that explore the ethical, legal and health policy issues associated with a range of topics, including stem cell research, genetics, patient safety, the prevention of chronic disease, obesity policy, the commercialization of research, complementary and alternative medicine and access to health care.

He has won numerous academic awards and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He writes frequently for the popular press on a range of health and science policy issues and is the author of The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness and Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash.

Last reviewed shim10/12/2016 4:15:54 PM

inspired. informed. insightful.


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