Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta
Co-director and Director of Research, Centre for Global Child Health, Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children

Founding Director of the Institute for Global Child Health & Development at the Aga Khan University South Central Asia, East Africa and United Kingdom

Dr. Bhutta is a champion of integrated maternal, newborn, and childhood health globally. His work with community health workers and outreach services has influenced outreach programs for marginalized populations around the world. Among his multiple distinguished posts, Dr. Bhutta was a member of the UN Secretary General’s Independent Expert Review Group for monitoring global progress in maternal and child health. A fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the American National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Bhutta is one of the most highly cited academics in global health and has been ranked among the top 1% of Highly Cited Researchers globally. He is a recipient of the WHO Family Health award and the World Academy of Sciences award in Medical Sciences, the 2022 Gairdner Global Health Award, and the 2023 Friesen Prize in International Health Research.

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A PERFORMANCE BY SINGERS FROM THE UBC OPERA ENSEMBLE, LED BY NANCY HERMISTON

Note: To be held in the Old Auditorium at UBC. Professor Nancy Hermiston is a distinguished opera singer, stage director and educator. Her operatic career has taken her throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. She has held numerous appointments as a voice teacher, and as stage director at the Meistersinger Konservatorium, Nürnberg, and the University of Toronto Opera and Performance Divisions.

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AN ART MUSEUM FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Mr. Anthony Kiendl is an award-winning curator, writer, arts administrator and educator. Prior to joining the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2020, Mr. Kiendl was the Executive Director and CEO of the Mackenzie Gallery in Regina; the Executive and Artistic Director of Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg; and the Director of Visual Arts at the Walter Phillips Gallery and Banff International Curatorial Institute at the Banff Centre.