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Speaker series about Life After Laurier Science kicks off today

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Oct 23/09

The newly created Life after Laurier Science speaker series kicks off Friday, October 23 with a presentation from alumna Gail Czukar, who is the executive vice-president, policy, education and health promotion at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

Czukar, who graduated with a B.Sc. in psychology from Laurier in 1973 and then went on to receive her master’s degree in community psychology from Laurier in 1975, will return to her alma mater to present Lessons from the future: what I know now about changing the world. Students, alumni, faculty and community members are invited to hear Czukar share highlights from her exceptional career and dispense tips and tricks on finding success in life after Laurier.

Czukar is the first speaker in this five-part series that features Laurier science alumni who have built inspiring and successful careers after graduation. Czukar is highly respected for improving the lives of people with mental illness and addictions through prevention and health promotion, policy development and continuing education.  She has been actively involved in developing policy related to addictions and substance use locally, provincially, nationally and internationally.

Additionally, Czukar is a founding member of the Journal of Ethics in Mental Health, and has written and spoken on topics ranging from protection of privacy, consent to treatment and substitute decision making, to the rights of disabled people and reform of the mental health and addictions system.

Students, alumni, faculty and community members are invited to attend Czukar’s lecture at 4:30 p.m. in the Science Building’s room N1002. Networking and refreshments will follow the presentation.

Interested in attending? Please RSVP to 519-884-0710 ext. 3821 or at nextgenerationscience@wlu.ca.


 

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