SFU Woodward’s, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
(please enter via Cordova Street)
Richard Wilkinson’s work has shaped research on the social determinants of health for over thirty years. Recently, he co-authored the international best-seller The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better with Kate Pickett, a ground-breaking book that has transformed our views on the interactions between income inequality and health. Dr. Wilkinson co-founded the Equality Trust to further public education about inequality and its consequences, and why reducing income disparity benefits all members of society.
Dr. Wilkinson has played a formative role in public awareness and policy development. He began his academic career at the London School of Economics where he studied economic history and then transitioned to the field of epidemiology. He currently is Emeritus Professor of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, and an honorary professor at both the University College London and the University of York. He has written a dozen books and numerous research papers, and his work has been published in ten languages.
Introduction: Clyde Hertzman, UBC School of Population and Public Health and Director of Human Early Learning Partnership
Moderator: Mark Winston, Academic Director and Fellow, SFU Centre for Dialogue
The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better will be available for sale and signing following the talk.
This is the first annual Bruce and Lis Welch Community Dialogue lecture, presented by the Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University in partnership with:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, BC Office
BC Poverty Reduction Coalition
SFU Faculty of Health Sciences
Public Health Association of BC
Carnegie Community Action Project