The DIGHR is committed to enriching academic and public understanding of global health. Join us for discussions, lectures, film screenings and more.

All events are free, open to the public and do not require registration, unless otherwise noted.

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Journal Club is an open forum for discussion based on selected readings.

Lunch + Learn events include a presentation and discussion over lunchtime. BYOF (Bring Your Own Food)

Projections: the good, the bad and the weird of global health films. Join us as we get an education in the art of moving images by watching films with global health themes. Feel free to bring your lunch and your inner film critic.

Seminars + Lectures are one-time events that include publication launches, panels, symposia and guest lectures.

Teaching + Research Presentations are given by applicants who have been shortlisted for Global Health faculty positions at the Faculty of Health. These presentations are an essential part of the hiring process.

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A.I. and Health Equity: Opportunities and challenges for ethics and policy | External event
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
A.I. and Health Equity: Opportunities and challenges for ethics and policy | External event @ Urban Space Gallery

Artificial intelligence (A.I.) brings fundamental change in our lives, affecting everything from business to government; working life to personal time. As increasingly sophisticated AI systems are created and used more widely, the effects on our health are unclear.

Effects on labour markets and employment are popular areas of public concern and debate, but the potential societal effects of A.I. extend more broadly. Questions have been raised about fundamental and complex topics such as algorithmic bias, transparency, governance, and inclusion.

This panel will examine diverse topics including ethics, policymaking and the health of our cities.

Our speakers will provide an overview of key A.I. concepts, their cross-cutting policy implications, and consider what health equity considerations we must undertake when thinking about the use of AI in the GTA.

Jennifer Gibson, Director, University of Toronto’s Joint Centre for Bioethics
Vass Bednar, Head of Public Policy, Delphia

Moderated by Kwame McKenzie, CEO, Wellesley Institute


Doors will open at 6 p.m. Event will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

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NOTE: This is not a DIGHR event