Stronger Together is pleased to introduce the 2021 Keynote Speakers!
Professor Timothy Caulfield is an unrivalled communicator who debunks myths and assumptions about innovation in the health sector — from research on stem cells to diets to alternative medicine — for the benefit of the public and decision-makers. He is a Canada Research Chair in health law and policy, a professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and a research director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta.
Caulfield also writes frequently for the popular press on a range of health and science policy issues and is the author of several bestselling books, including: The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness; Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash; and, most recently, Relax, Dammit!: A User’s Guide to the Age of Anxiety. He is also the host and co-producer of the award-winning documentary TV show, A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, which aired in over 60 countries, including streaming on Netflix in North America.
Dr. Heidi LM Jacobs is a Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of Windsor and the author of several books, including the Stephen Leacock Award-winning novel Molly of the Mall: Literary Lass and the Purveyor of Fine Footwear (NeWest Press, 2019). She has two books about baseball: One Hundred Miles of Baseball: Fifty Games, One Summer (2021, Biblioasis. Co-written with Dale Jacobs) and 1934: The Chatham Coloured All-Stars’ Barrier-Breaking Year, forthcoming in 2022 from Biblioasis.
She is also part of the research team who developed the award-winning Breaking the Colour Barrier: Wilfred ‘Boomer’ Harding and the Chatham Coloured All-Stars (1934- 1939) project as well as the co-executive producer on the film The North Was Our Canaan and the companion web resource: Exploring Sandwich Town’s Underground Railroad History. Originally from Edmonton, she now lives in Windsor, Ontario.