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Media Advisory - Experts discuss resiliency during COVID-19

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Kingston, ON, October 12, 2021— CBC podcast host and BuzzFeed culture editor, Elamin Abdelmahmoud, will reprise his role as moderator for another installment of the Road to Recovery event series. This free online event is open to the public and is being offered as part of the virtual Homecoming lineup this year. Experts in economic recovery, politics, public opinion, and health care will join Abdelmahmoud to provide insight into the next stages of the pandemic.

WHATRoad to Recovery: Resilience 

WHEN: October 14 at 1 p.m. EDT

WHERE: online webinar, please register here


  • Christopher Cotton – Jarislowsky-Deutsch Chair in Economic & Financial Policy at Queen’s University and member of the Royal Society of Canada’s COVID-19 Working Group on Economic Recovery and Global Canada’s COVID Strategic Choices Group
  • Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant – Professor in the Department of Political Studies, Director of the Canadian Opinion Archive at Queen’s University, and author of Gendered News: Media Coverage and Electoral Politics in Canada
  • Rico Garcia Ondarza – President of the Queen’s University Alumni Association (QUAA) and Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company focused on economic, financial, and sector-based strategy development for government and public sector institutions
  • Gerald Evans – Chair, Division of Infectious Diseases at Queen’s University and member of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, the Ontario COVID-19 Testing Strategy and Policy Task Force and the Ontario COVID-19 Behavioural Sciences Working Group

WHY: With ongoing vaccine distribution, increase in vaccination rates, and case numbers decreasing in Canada, there is an opportunity to have thoughtful and candid conversations about the future beyond COVID-19. The pandemic and its impact continue to evolve and so do our questions about how it affects us all, on a local to a global scale. From examining the implications of the fourth wave and variants of concern to a greater focus on what economic recovery looks like and what changes in social norms mean going forward, there is an opportunity to reflect on how resiliency has shaped our actions during the pandemic and will continue to do so for the future.


Contact :

Victoria Klassen
Media Relations Officer

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