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Healthy Neighbourhoods Data Challenge Launch
5:30 PM - 11:59 PM CIBC LIVE Lounge
Date: June 06, 2019 to June 06, 2019
Where: CIBC LIVE Lounge, MaRS Discovery District , 101 College St., West Atrium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Event Type: Business
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There are many links between elements of the physical environment and the health of citizens. Although this relationship is complex, as a society, we can design neighbourhoods that foster healthy choices. In partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada, we're officially launching the Healthy Neighbourhoods Data Challenge. This innovation-driven competition asks Canadians to identify novel sources of data and analytical mechanisms that can improve our understanding of physical environments in order to promote healthy living and outcomes. Finalists will receive $10,000 for their concepts. Up to $50,000 will be awarded to the challenge winner, along with the chance to scale their solutions across Canada. The launch will feature a keynote address followed by a live panel and networking opportunities. KEYNOTE SPEAKER Tai Huynh, Creative Director, UHN OpenLab Tai has spent most of his working life in the healthcare industry, first in consulting, then policy and now, mostly creating things that he hopes will make the health system work a bit better for people. His approach to problems at OpenLab is an anti-disciplinary mashup of scientific, business and design thinking. PANELISTS Kristen Boulard, Urban Planner (Population Health Assessment), Brant County Health Unit Jeff Brook, Scientific Director, CANUE; Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto Gayle Bursey, Manager (Healthy City, Assessment and Analysis), Toronto Public Health Derek Goring, Senior Vice President (Development), First Gulf Jennifer Keesmaat, CEO, The Keesmaat Group Moderator: Shahab Shahnazari, Director (Innovation Challenges), MaRS Discovery District AGENDA 5:30-6:00 p.m.: Registration, light refreshments and snacks 6:00-6:30 p.m.: Opening remarks and keynote address 6:30-7:20 p.m.: Panel discussion 7:20-7:30 p.m.: Closing remarks