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4th City Talks - Trevor Hancock: "Healthy Cities: Past, Present and Future"

To be healthy, people need healthy cities. Long-time public health expert Dr. Trevor Hancock, a professor and senior scholar in UVic’s School of Public Health and Social Policy, will raise two simple but profound questions in the upcoming lecture for UVic’s City Talks series: what is a healthy city and how do we get one?

Hancock is an internationally recognized health promotion leader and one of the few Canadians present for the signing of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) health charter of 1986. He will begin his talk on Jan. 24 by exploring the history and evolution of the idea of a healthy city and will end by discussing the major challenges we face in the 21st century in Canada, globally and here in Victoria. Hancock is a founding member of the Healthy Cities movement.

The free downtown public presentations are held the third Thursday of the month from September to March at UVic’s Legacy Art Gallery. The format includes a Q&A session. This season’s trio of talks—Jan. 24, Feb. 28 and March 21—will focus on what makes cities healthier. More info: www.thecitytalks.ca.

       What: “Healthy Cities: Past, Present and Future” with
       Dr. Trevor Hancock
       When: Thursday, Jan. 24 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
       Where: Legacy Art Gallery, 630 Yates St., Victoria
       Admission is free.
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Dr. Trevor Hancock (Public Health and Social Policy) at thancock@uvic.ca
Rayleen Lister (City Talks) at rayleenlister@gmail.com
Tara Sharpe (Communications) at 250-721-7636

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