Kirsty Duncan

Former Minister of Science & Sports and Canadian Politician

Kirsty Duncan is a medical geographer and current MP for the Liberal Party of Canada in the Toronto riding of Etobicoke North. She was an Associate Professor of Health Studies at the University of Toronto and the former Research Director for the AIC Institute of Corporate Citizenship at the Rotman School of Management, and served on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an organization that won the 2007 Nobel Prize with Al Gore. In 1992, as she became increasingly aware of the increasing probability of a global flu crisis, she was led to investigate the cause of the similar 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.

Kirsty Duncan

Former Minister of Science & Sports and Canadian Politician

Kirsty Duncan is a medical geographer and current MP for the Liberal Party of Canada in the Toronto riding of Etobicoke North. She was an Associate Professor of Health Studies at the University of Toronto and the former Research Director for the AIC Institute of Corporate Citizenship at the Rotman School of Management, and served on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an organization that won the 2007 Nobel Prize with Al Gore. In 1992, as she became increasingly aware of the increasing probability of a global flu crisis, she was led to investigate the cause of the similar 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.

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Biography

A renowned international speaker, she has lectured for such organizations as the National Geographic Society, the Government of Japan, and the Young Presidents’ Organization. She sat on the Advisory Board for Pandemic Flu for the Conference Board of Canada, and the University of Toronto, and has helped organizations throughout Canada and the United States prepare for a possible flu pandemic. She sat on the boards of the Indigenous Cooperative on the Environment, the Scottish Studies Foundation, the St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto, and the Toronto Foundation for School Success. She co-chaired the 2006 Fraser Mustard Awards Gala in support of student nutrition and in October 2007, she chaired “Feeding Toronto’s Hungry Students Week.”

Topics

  • The Control and Spread of Pandemic Influenza
  • Corporate Contributions to Our Common Future
  • Emerging Human Health Threats
  • Hunting for 1918 Flu
  • The Effects of Climate Change on Our Common Future

Publications

  • Environment and Health: Protecting Our Common Future (2008)
  • Hunting the 1918 Flu (2003)

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