President Vaccarino Speaks at Economic Club of Canada


U of G president Franco Vaccarino will speak at the Economic Club of Canada on Dec. 2 as part of a program organized by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse.  The topic is “Addiction Recovery: Overcoming Stigma and Celebrating Success.”

Vaccarino is recognized internationally for his research on addiction. He led the development of the World Health Organization’s first-ever authoritative report on the neuroscience of addiction. He also guided the formation of Canada’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, which he served as vice-president of research and then executive vice-president.

Other speakers for the lunch-time program include Rita Notarandrea, interim CEO of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse; child advocate Sheldon Kennedy, co-founder of Respect Group; author Ann Dowsett Johnston, CEO of the Pine River Foundation; and André Picard, a health columnist at the Globe and Mail.

The Economic Club of Canada event runs 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Click for details of the program and non-member pricing for lunch tickets.