COVID-19: Ask our experts community talks

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 12:00 PM  - 12:40 PM EDT 
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Event Details

In the wake of COVID-19, many in our community are overwhelmed with questions and uncertainty about the pandemic and its effects on our well-being, health and economy. University of Waterloo experts are here to share their knowledge and answer questions from our community.

Join us online for free, weekly community talks. Each Wednesday, for the next six weeks, Waterloo researchers will share information and answer your questions on important COVID-19 topics. 

Topic: Long-term care and our loved ones

With more than a third of long-term care homes in Ontario experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak, it may seem like there’s nothing that can be done to help our parents and grandparents deal with the pandemic. But Professor John Hirdes and his team of international researchers have developed a new screening tool that anyone can use to help elderly loved ones stay safe. Professor Hirdes will share his work with us and answer your questions about COVID-19 and the elderly.

Presented by John Hirdes, professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems 
with Lili Liu, Dean of Applied Health Sciences 

Registration is required

Community talks will be held online using a video link that will be provided before the talk.

You may submit questions prior to the event when you register or at any time during the event using the online platform.

What's next with Ask our experts community talks? 
Register for additional community talks:
May 20 | Social media and our quarantine life by Shana MacDonald, professor, Department of Communication Arts

If you have any questions, please contact Community Relations and Events at 


John Hirdes
University of Waterloo
Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems
Lili Liu
University of Waterloo
Dean of Applied Health Sciences


Available Online Only
Instructions will be sent out via email after registration.


Register Here

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