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At the first #WellesleyTalks panel event, A.I. and Health Equity: Opportunities and challenges for ethics and policyheld on April 3, 2019, a panel of thought leaders explored the role and implications of artificial intelligence on health equity issues of the day. We expanded the conversation by asking our in-house and digital audience to pose questions in person and remotely using the hashtag #WellesleyTalks.

The panel included:

  • Jennifer Gibson – Director, University of Toronto’s Joint Centre for Bioethics
  • Vass Bednar – Head of Public Policy, Delphia
  • Alison Paprica – Vice-President, Health Strategy and Partnerships, Vector Institute
  • Moderator: Kwame McKenzie – CEO, Wellesley Institute

The discussion ranged from the possible definitions and applications of AI in our everyday life to the role of regulators to the ethical considerations of ‘big data’ use.

If you missed it, you can watch the FULL VIDEO and take a look through the full PHOTO GALLERY.


Wellesley Institute is pleased to welcome Dr. Gary Bloch as a Senior Fellow.

Gary is a family physician with St. Michael’s Hospital and Inner City Health Associates. His research, clinical, education, program development, and advocacy interests focus on the intersection between social risks to health and front line health care. Please join us in welcoming him.


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Possible policy changes that could affect tenant protections are being discussed. Read on to see how evictions impact health.

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  • Toronto Star Op-ed – Kwame McKenzie’s opinion piece on his father's passing, Black History Month and the importance of Black obituaries
  • CBC – Kwame McKenzie speaking about the thriving income framework
  • Metroland Media – Greg Suttor on the social housing budget in Newmarket
  • CBC – Greg Suttor provides reccomendations on City of Toronto's 10-year housing plan
  • The Varsity – Wellesley research cited in article about Mental health recovery programs for athletes
  • Urban Toronto – Kofi Hope mentioned as the moderator for Urban Land Institute's series of panels about the design partnership between Denmark and Canada
In 2019, Wellesley Institute will be hosting a series of public talks, partnered events and our first annual health equity symposium in September. Follow us at @wellesleyWI for more information as the year continues!
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