Lecture of a Lifetime 2022

Inspired Science: The Art of a Breakthrough

Lecture of a Lifetime 2022

Lecture of a Lifetime 2022 

May 10, 5:30 p.m.  

Online or In-Person (MacEwan Hall) 

Be part of a thought-provoking discussion exploring how inspiration and authenticity can lead to scientific advancements.  

Explore the life’s work of award-winning researcher and UCalgary professor Dr. Samuel Weiss, PhD’83, as he delves into the driving forces behind a lifetime of science, discovery and impact in the fields of neuroscience and medicine.  

In his 2022 lecture, Dr. Weiss will discuss: 

  • The key ingredients to building a successful career in science;  

  • His current work identifying research priorities in mental health and substance-use health; and  

  • The importance of mentorship and passing the torch.  

Join us for this highly anticipated lecture in-person at MacEwan Hall or follow along online. In-person attendees will have the opportunity to view a special post-program panel discussion between Dr. Weiss and several of his colleagues and students discussing the lecture and topics related to Dr. Weiss’ research. 

In-person event details

Location: MacEwan Hall A/B, University of Calgary   

5 p.m. – Doors open  

5:30 p.m. – Program begins  

7 p.m. – Panel discussion begins  

Online event details  

5:30 – 6:45 p.m.  

Zoom details will be sent in the confirmation email.

Dr. Samuel Weiss

About Dr. Samuel Weiss

Dr. Samuel Weiss, PhD’83, is a professor in the Department of Cell Biology & Anatomy at the UCalgary Cumming School of Medicine. In 1992, Dr. Weiss discovered neural stem cells in the brains of adult mammals, for which he received a Gairdner International Award in 2008. Dr. Weiss is the founder and was the inaugural Director of UCalgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute.  

As Scientific Director of CIHR’s Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA), Dr. Weiss works with the Canadian neurosciences, mental health and substance use health communities to identify research priorities, develop funding opportunities, and translate research evidence into policy and practice to improve the health of Canadians. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for our university to reach out to the wider community and share the work of our incredible thought leaders right here in the city.

Dr. Ed McCauley, PhD

President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Calgary