Health Care Reconsidered

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New Course

The pandemic has exposed weaknesses in many different sectors. Implications for health care are far-reaching and timely. MacEachen Institute's fall theme, Health Care Reconsidered, will consider broad-ranging lessons from the pandemic and how we can best move forward, through a risk governance and public policy lens.

Over 20 guest speakers will join graduate students in the course Managing Risk: Lessons from the Pandemic to examine the consequences of the pandemic, from emergency room overload and the challenges of modelling and communicating risk, to balancing health and economic trade-offs and creating a just response to the crisis.

These are big conversations, and you can take part: select sessions will be open to the public virtually. Check back soon for more details! 

Speaker Series

Policy Matters is a series of panel discussions on major policy issues presented by the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance. Each discussion features thought leaders from civil society and, this fall, focuses on the theme of the future of health care in Atlantic Canada. The discussions take place in Theatre A of the Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building at Dalhousie. The events are designed to encourage public engagement with local, national and international policy issues and are open to the public.

Over the past two and half years, the COVID-19 pandemic has put strain on Canada's health care system and exposed weaknesses that were already present. In partnership with Faculty of Medicine, this series of panels asks leading experts about new ways to approach health care and catalyze change in the system.

Click here for more information on Policy Matters: Health Care Reconsidered.

Event Dates

September 20 - All for One, or One for All: Can universal health care meet the needs of a diverse population?

October 19 - No Easy Answers: The complicated and involved practice of ethics in health care during crises

Winter events to be announced soon!