Kirsty Duncan

Leading expert in pandemic influenza, climate change and it's impact on human health

Fee Range: €€/$$ 10.000-20.000
Languages: English

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Dr. Kirsty Duncan internationally recognized as a leading expert in pandemic influenza, climate change and its impact on human health.

She is a medical geographer and professor of Health Studies at the University of Toronto.

She also serves in politics and was Canada’s first Minister of Science. Currently she is MP for the Liberal Party of Canada in the Toronto riding of Etobicoke North.

In 2008, Dr. Duncan was formally recognized as one of the Nobel Prize winning Canadians on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Kirsty earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Geography in 1993 and went on to gain recognition for her groundbreaking efforts in leading an expedition to uncover the cause of the 1918 Spanish influenza, history’s greatest killer. Amongst her many accolades Kirsty has been nominated for ‘Canada’s Top 40 Under 40’ in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2001. As well as being nominated for the prestigious Order of Ontario in 2000 and 2001, she appeared in the millennium edition of Canada’s Who’s Who in 1999.

What she offers you

In her presentations, Kirsty Duncan describes common responsibilities of corporate social responsibility, and then focuses on crucial global environmental issues and health concerns, and where business can make positive changes to society. She explores emerging threats-such as, the COVID, the Swine Flu outbreak in Mexico, Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Africa, Variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease in the United Kingdom, and West Nile virus in the United States-the possible reasons for their emergence, and what can be done in the fight against these diseases.

How she presents

Kirsty Duncan”s emotive and passionate style of delivery is highly inspirational and motivating. Her presentations serve as an excellent tool for decision makers from the world of business.


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

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