Future-Proofing Health in a Changing Climate


Foundation: Gates Foundation

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"Climate change is disruptive and we can look at that as a negative, but the eternal optimist."

That was the message from Jennifer Gardy, deputy director of surveillance at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, at a Nov.

22 event at the University of British Columbia that focused on the global health impact of climate change, the CBC reports.

The event was the launch of Pathways Magazine, a new issue focused on climate change and health, and Gardy was the keynote speaker.

Speakers at the event included an elder who spoke of the importance of Indigenous knowledge for future generations, as well as speakers from across the faculty, the university, and the broader community.

"We look back seven generations in order to look forward seven generations, and we could adopt those Indigenous ways of knowing and being," the elder said.

"We can look at different ways to go back to our natural ways of eating and harvesting and giving back to Mother Earth whatever we're taking."

The launch event was attended by researchers, faculty, staff, learners, and health partners from across the university, the school of population and public health, and the broader community, and the dean of the Faculty of Medicine said the goal was "to generate novel ideas, ways of thinking, and perhaps even some of Read the Entire Article


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