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The Alzheimer Enigma Amidst Global Aging

The Alzheimer Enigma Amidst Global Aging
Room 616, 6th floor of the Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street
Time: Mar 1st, 3:00 pm End: Mar 1st, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Sociology (FAS), Science/Technology, Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Humanities, History & Philosophy of Science & Technology (FAS), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in (OISE/UT), Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Cities and Humanities, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Anthropology (UTSC), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 2000-, 1950-2000
Lecture & discussion by Professor Margaret Lock.


The Jackman Humanities Institute Working Group on “Aging, Memory, and Aesthetics,” University of Toronto, and The Centre for Ethnography and Canada Research Chair, Department of Anthropology, UTSC, proudly present:


Professor Margaret Lock, Department of Social Studies of Medicine and Department of Anthropology, McGill University



The Alzheimer Enigma Amidst Global Aging


Margaret Lock is Marjorie Bronfman Professor Emerita in the Department of Social Studies of Medicine and the Department of Anthropology at McGill University. Her research has focused primarily on an anthropology of the body, comparative epistemologies of medical knowledge, and the global impact of emerging biomedical technologies. She is the author and/or co-editor of 15 books and has published over 200 scholarly articles. Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America, Twice Dead: Organ Transplants and the Reinvention of Death, and the co-authored An Anthropology of Biomedicine are prize-winning volumes. Lock’s current book in press is titled The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging. In 2010 Lock was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada, following her earlier appointments as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an Officier de L’Ordre national du Québec. Lock also received a Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize, a Killam Prize and a Trudeau Foundation Fellowship. She received the Gold Medal for Research by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and in 2011, was awarded The McGill Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement and given a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.


For more information, please contact Dr. Kim Yates at (416) 946-0313. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please contact Marlene Goldman if you have any questions concerning this event.

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