February 12, 2024. Whistler, BC – Part two of the 2023-2024 Global Perspective Speaker Series explores the future of healthcare and advancements in the understanding of concussions. Launching on the heels of the successful fall sessions, both spring sessions will be held at the Maury Young Arts Centre in Whistler on Thursday, March 7 and Thursday, April 4. Each evening will delve into progressive ideas and new research from industry experts, concluding with an audience engagement period. Both sessions will examine their respective topics on a global and local scale.
“There are conversations happening globally about the future of healthcare, as well as the life-altering effects of concussions. We’re looking forward to providing a platform for world-class ideas from a breadth of progressive speakers to be shared with Whistlerites. We anticipate stimulating discussions amongst the panellists at both sessions, hopefully piquing attendees’ curiosity, and having them leave inspired.” Mike Van der Loos, Global Perspectives Speaker Series Committee Chair
The Future of Healthcare brings together two academics and two practising physicians. Their knowledge mix will enlighten attendees about the evolution of healthcare, incorporating examples of how local healthcare is constantly reinventing and innovating to meet the fast-paced needs of our community. Tickets for the March 7 event are now available.
Concussions: Advances in prevention, identification, and treatment investigates today’s contemporary research with a focus on sports and traumatic brain injuries. Topically relevant to our community, this exploratory session will blend a panel of academic professionals and high performance athletes with lived experiences. Tickets for the April 7 event are now available.
Doors open for both events at 5:15pm, with the panel discussions starting at 6:00pm.
Mandy Rousseau, Executive Director, Whistler Institute
The Global Perspectives Speaker Series features accomplished international thought leaders who have made a global impact through evolutionary and even revolutionary advancements in their fields. These experts seek to engage with others on complex challenges and work with communities to turn desires and ideas into meaningful actions.
The Whistler Institute facilitates and promotes place-based learning opportunities in the community of Whistler. WI’s mission is to influence change and inspire minds through education and thought leadership to meet the needs of the Whistler Resort and community. The Whistler Institute is a registered charity that is funded through private donors, foundations, government grants, and fees for service.
The Whistler Institute gratefully and respectfully acknowledges that we operate on the land now known as Whistler that lies in the traditional unceded territory of the Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh and Líl̓wat Nations.