Lyndon to Present Lecture on Canadian Healthcare System


October 17, 2011

As Americans continue their long-running national debate about how to deliver affordable, high quality healthcare to our citizens, many across the political spectrum have taken a closer look at Canadian healthcare—some as a blueprint to emulate, others as a model to avoid.

On Thursday, October 20, Lyndon State College will present a lecture on the Canadian healthcare system by a leading scholar of the subject, McGill University Professor of Political Science Antonia Maioni. Dr. Maioni is a frequent media commentator and has published and spoken widely on Canadian and comparative politics, public and social policy, and healthcare reform.

Antonia Maioni is Director of the Institute for the Study of Canada at McGill University, where she also holds the positions of Associate Professor of Political Science and William Dawson Scholar. A sought-after media expert on Canadian and Quebec politics and public policy, in both English and French, Professor Maioni has been a political analyst with CTV News since 2008. She was named CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce) Scholar-in-Residence for the Conference Board of Canada, and McGill’s Top Newsmaker in 2006.

She has taught at the University of Ottawa, and has held visiting appointments at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, Harvard’s Center for European Studies, the North American Studies Program at Duke University, and the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute.

Professor Maioni’s recent research projects were funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and the Max Bell Foundation. She currently teaches in the Department of Political Science and Canadian Studies at McGill University, and is a member of the International Masters in Health Leadership team in the Desautels Faculty of Management.

The lecture will start at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, in the Burke Mountain Room, on the fourth floor of the Samuel Read Hall Library on the Lyndon State College campus. The event is free and open to the public. Antonia Maioni’s talk is presented as part of Lyndon’s Centennial Celebration Series—lectures, events, and performances in recognition of the College’s 100th anniversary. The event is sponsored by Hayes Ford and made possible in part by the Harriett M. Sherman Lecture Fund and the Institute of Canadian Studies at LSC.

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