Stephen Lewis Coming to McMaster!

Stephen Lewis, former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations and United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa is the key note speaker for a panel discussion on

Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Ewart Angus Centre 1A1 of the Health Sciences Centre on McMaster University campus.

Other speakers at the event include:

Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, Chair, Canadian Partnerships Against Cancer and Past President, BC Cancer Agency

Dr. Mark Levine, Professor and Chair, Department of Oncology, McMaster University

Dr. Joda Kuk, Radiation Oncologist, Founder and Chair of Road to Care

Dr. Bill Evans, President, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, and Regional Vice-President, Cancer Care Ontario

John Elliott, Senior Manager, Public Policy, Sanofi-Aventis



Dr. John Kelton, Dean and Vice-President, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University



Dr. Allison Sekuler, Associate Vice President, Dean of Graduate Studies, McMaster University


The event is sponsored by the Department of Oncology, McMaster University and the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

Exhibits will be on hand from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Ewart Angus Centre foyer.

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The speaking tour is inspired by the United Nation’s first Global Summit on Non-communicable Diseases being held September 19-20, 2011 in New York City.  To achieve pan-Canadian social change, People vs. Cancer is calling on all Canadians to play a transformational role in the fight against cancer. The speaking tour’s aim is to create dialogue between young people, business leaders, academics, NGOs, government, as well as healthcare practitioners, institutions and companies.

The panel discussion will focus on the fight against cancer, the changes needed to the current healthcare business model to become more sustainable and accountable, and how Canada’s post-secondary institutions can help prepare the next generation of global leaders to solve complex health issues.


Tabletop exhibits on display in the foyer will include:


Coast to Coast Against Cancer

McMaster Student Cancer Society

Ovarian Cancer Canada

Prostate Cancer Canada

Rethink Breast Cancer

Stephen Lewis Foundation