Pandemics: Culture, Science, and Society Course

Join U of G students this fall to study pandemics from scientific, cultural, historical and societal perspectives with the launch of a new course believed to be the first of its kind in Canada.

  Date: 15 September - 24 November, 2020
  Time: 7 pm - 8:50 pm
  Location: Virtual - From the comfort of your own home!
  Price: Free for alumni!

Pandemics: Culture, Science, and Society (UNIV*2020), has been created to foster knowledge of the current global COVID-19 pandemic as well as past pandemics that had far-reaching impacts on communities around the world. Its multidisciplinary and collaborative approach will blend expertise from four U of G colleges: biological science, arts, engineering and physical sciences, and social and applied human sciences.

Taught by a number of faculty members, the course will explore infectious disease and pandemics through a range of lenses, including communication (and misinformation), technology, ethics, psychology, social inequities, literature, genetics, nutrition, wildlife biology, and mathematical modelling. Learn more about this new course here

Registered alumni will join U of G students in a weekly interdisciplinary webinar panel featuring 3-4 faculty discussing a topic associated with pandemics and COVID-19

  • Must be an alumnus to register
  • Registration will be for the entire 10-week series
  • Participating alumni are not eligible for course credit
  • A weekly link will be shared with registered alumni from Alumni Affairs & Development
  • Participating alumni are not eligible to participate in the weekly student seminar portions of the course

Please Note: Event is sold out! To join our waitlist please contact Annie Benko, Associate Director, Alumni Advancement by email:


15 Sep 2020 - 9:30am
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