Carleton University will host the 2017 Discovery Lecture Medicare: A Quirky Past, an Uncertain Future by Carleton alumnus André Picard, health columnist with the Globe and Mail. The event is co-sponsored by the Faculty of Science and the School of Journalism and Communication.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Where: Second Floor Conference Room, Richcraft Hall (formerly River Building), Carleton University
Info: This lecture is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Picard will discuss medicare in Canada. What many Canadians think of as a national health care system is actually a loose collection of 15 different health systems that face many challenges, including an aging population, demanding consumers and the provision of new health technologies. Picard will examine how this unusual system evolved and what action must be taken to ensure that no Canadian is denied essential care due to an inability to pay.
About André Picard
Picard is the author of five books. He is a past winner of the Michener Prize for Meritorious Public Service Journalism, the Centennial Prize of the Pan-American Health Organization and an eight-time finalist for the National Newspaper Awards.
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