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    Louis Bherer and Ed Whitlock talk exercise, lifestyle and aging well

    Louis Bherer and Ed Whitlock talk exercise, lifestyle and aging well

    Louis Bherer, Scientific Director of Concordia's PERFORM Centre and octogenarian marathoner Ed Whitlock discuss exercise, lifestyle and aging well, as part of the Concordia University - Globe and Mail lecture series.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Mary Deacon and Steve Harvey talk mental health in the workplace

    Mary Deacon and Steve Harvey talk mental health in the workplace

    Mary Deacon, Chair of the Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative and Steve Harvey, Dean of the John Molson School of Business discuss mental health in the workplace.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Mark Bittman and Jennifer McGrath talk obesity

    Mark Bittman and Jennifer McGrath talk obesity

    New York Times food critic Mark Bittman took the stage alongside Concordia professor and Pediatric Public Health Psychology Lab director Jennifer McGrath to talk about the obesity crisis that is sweeping North America.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Naomi Wolf and Jim Pfaus talk sex

    Naomi Wolf and Jim Pfaus talk sex

    Naomi Wolf's latest book, Vagina: A New Biography, uses research by Concordia psychology professor Jim Pfaus to tackle the complex subject of female sexuality. On February 7, 2013, Wolf and Pfaus shared their fascinating research relationship with a live audience at Concordia University. The event was part of the Concordia - Globe and Mail national conversation series on aging well.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    The problem with Presenteeism

    The problem with Presenteeism

    Gary Johns, the Concordia University Research Chair in Management, has conducted research on the phenomenon of presenteeism, which shows that the phenomenon of people showing up for work when they’re sick is a widespread and costly problem. He discussed his findings with human resources executive Gina Rizzo.

    • 39 min
    A new weapon in cancer research

    A new weapon in cancer research

    Concordia biology professor Vladimir Titorenko was conducting research on chemicals with the potential to interrupt aging, when he happened upon one that selectively kills off cancer cells. Titorenko and endocrinologist Thomas Sanderson discuss their research into the cancer-fighting qualities of licotholic acid.

    • 22 min

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