UBC Health Lecture | Health After 2020

Looking back and moving forward: Supporting health after 2020

Kim McGrail, Director of Research at UBC Health and CHSPR Faculty
Jeffrey Morgan, Vanier Scholar and PhD student, UBC School of Population and Public Health
Arjumand Siddiqi, Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Michael Stepner, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Toronto

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
12-1 pm PDT

Great moments in history often spur equally great changes in society. We will likely look back on 2020 as one of these great moments. The COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on a number of existing societal issues, accelerated the pace of change in others, and created some new ones, too. For example, concerns about the quality and safety of long-term care services are not new, but they certainly became more apparent to a far larger number of people during 2020. The speed and starkness of changes such as this—but far beyond this as well—create an opportunity and motivation to reassess our understanding of health. Perhaps more importantly, it is an opportunity to reduce inequities in who has access to and who uses and benefits from the resources that promote health and wellbeing. The Health After 2020 series is UBC Health’s contribution to making sure we seize this opportunity.

Space is limited, so we encourage you to register soon. Online registration closes on Monday, July 12 at 12pm. After this date, please email ubchealth.admin@ubc.ca to register. More details: https://health.ubc.ca/news-events/events