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|July 2015 Events|
"In the last few years, we've seen cases where something as trivial as a tweet literally extends a person's life, gets them access to medical care they wouldn't have had otherwise, and changes health policy."
- Julia Belluz
Hancock Lecture 2012
(formerly known as Hart House Lecture)
Who Lives & Who Dies
Will social media decide?
Hart House Great Hall
FREE for students (with valid student card, which must be presented at door with ticket)
Maximum of 4 tickets per student
$10 (incl. $1.15 HST) nonstudent
A ticket is required to attend this Lecture
Past years' Hancock Lectures have sold out, so book your tickets early
Since 2001, the Annual Hart House Hancock Lecture features innovative thinkers, chosen by students, who create public discourse on current issues.
This year's lecture will be given by Julia Belluz, Associate Editor at the Medical Post and a National Magazine Award-winning journalist covering health care, policy, and medical politics.
In this lecture, Julia Belluz explores how social pressure influences our personal health choices, sometimes for the worse.
Moving beyond individual choices, we must examine how and why certain types of evidence impact how health policies are made and how we can bridge the research to action gap so that we better engage with evidence as a society for more sound personal health and policy decisions.
Julia Belluz is a Toronto-based journalist with experience at newspapers, newswires, and magazines in Toronto and London, England. A National Magazine Award-winning writer, she focuses on health care and medical politics, and writes the blog, Science-ish. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Ryerson University�s journalism school.
- The Medical Post
- The Globe and Mail
- National Post
- Canadian Business
- Azure and Design Lines
- Yonge Street
- The Economist's Intelligent Life
- The Times of London
- Reader's Digest
- Silver for Best Profile, National Magazine Awards, 2008
- Gold for Best Student Writer, National Magazine Awards, 2008
- First place in Bernard Levin essay contest, The London School of Economics, 2008
- Gordon Sinclair Fellowship for a Canadian journalist undertaking graduate studies, 2007
- Second place for editing the best single issue of a print magazine, the Association for Education in Journalism, 2007
- John A. Honderich Gold Medal in Journalism, Ryerson University, 2007
Julia Belluz official website
Hart House Vision
It is our hope that the Hancock Lecture Series will create a public conversation with young people. We hope to disseminate the ideas of original thinkers, encouraging public discussion and analysis of these ideas. Part of the dream is that the Lecture will expand to bridge the interests of students with the public good and to enhance the capacity of Canadians to create a vibrant, supple, and imaginative nation. We hope to make an important intellectual and cultural contribution to the University and surrounding community.
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