COVID-19: Ask our experts community talks

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Wednesday, Jun 10, 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 six weeks, Waterloo researchers will share information and answer your questions on important COVID-19 topics. 


Topic: In pursuit of a vaccine

There’s a global race to produce a vaccine that will be effective in protecting people from COVID-19. Right here at the University of Waterloo, Professor Roderick Slavcev and his team are working on a DNA-based option. Professor Slavcev will discuss his work, talk about why finding a vaccine is so important, and answer your questions about how COVID-19 will be managed moving forward.

Presented by Roderick Slavcev, professor, School of Pharmacy 
with Bob Lemieux, Dean of Science 


Registration is required

Community talks will be held online using a video link that will be provided after registration. 

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:
June 3 | Quarantine boredom by James Danckert, professor, Department of Psychology 

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


Roderick Slavcev
University of Waterloo
Professor, School of Pharmacy
Bob Lemieux
University of Waterloo
Dean of Science


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


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