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Book of Awesome author and Shake Hands with the Devil author to speak at university’s forum on community mental health and wellness

Futures Forum on Community Mental health and Wellness

Mental health and wellness are a top priority here at the university and across the country. On May 10, we will bring together organizations, policy-makers, and government and industry leaders to develop strategies for healthier communities across Canada.

The Futures Forum on Community Mental Health and Wellness features a full day of events and discussions designed to tackle some of the most important topics in community mental health. Keynote speakers for the day include Neil Pasricha, best-selling author of The Book of Awesome, and Lieutenant-General the Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire (Retired), author of Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda.


8 to 9 a.m.

Registration and continental breakfast

9 to 9:30 a.m.

Opening plenary

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Forum one: Mental Health of Vulnerable Populations

10:30 to 11 a.m.

Networking break

11 a.m. to noon

Forum two: Occupational Health and Well-Being

noon to 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon keynote speaker: Lt.-Gen. (Retired) Roméo Dallaire

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Forum three: Physical Activity and Healthy Communities

2:30 to 3 p.m.

Networking break

3 to 4 p.m.

Forum four: Health Technology and Quantifying Health

4 to 4:30 p.m.

Closing keynote speaker: Mr. Neil Pasricha

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Wine and cheese reception

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