Join the Wilson Institute for Canadian History for an interview with journalist and science author Laura Spinney.
Live via Zoom (Zoom meeting ID: 977 1090 9681)
Hosted by the Wilson Institute for Canadian History, Syndemic: Conversations about Humanity’s Organic Crisis is a speaker series that explores what COVID-19 will mean for humanity’s future, and how that relates to our understanding of the national communities in which we live.
Speakers will include:
- Guardian journalist and science author Laura Spinney (April 15)
- Mike Davis, author of Set the Night on Fire (May 13)
- Andreas Malm, author of Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency (May 27)
- Globe and Mail health columnist Andre Picard (June 3)
- Pat Armstrong, author of A Place to Call Home: Long-Term Care in Canada (June 10)
- Nicholas Christakis, author of Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of the Coronavirus on the Way We Live (June 24)
- Chelsea Gabel, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Well-Being, Community Engagement and Innovation (TBD)
- Chandrima Chakraborty, professor, McMaster Department of English and Cultural Studies and director of the Global Peace and Social Justice program
Laura Spinney is an author and science journalist with a degree in Natural Sciences from Durham University. She is the author of Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World; Derborence: Where the Devils Came Down; The Doctor; The Quick; and Rue Centrale. Her articles have also appeared in The Atlantic, National Geographic, The Economist, New Scientist, and The Guardian.
- Canada and the World