World AIDS Day at the University of Toronto will take place at Hart House Great Hall on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM. This is a celebration of our efforts against the world’s indifference to the death of millions with AIDS. With guest speakers, musical and artistic performances, this event promises to be an invigorating amalgamation of knowledge-sharing, fundraising and discussion.
The reception with refreshments and drinks begins at 5:30 pm, and the event itself begins at 6:00 pm.The Great Hall Gallery will also feature local NGOs and campus groups distinguished for their work in AIDS. (All donations collected at the event will go to Teresa Group, an HIV/AIDS clinic specializing in frontline services to support the well-being of children affected with HIV/AIDS and their families.
Led and hosted by Global Health Engage (GHE), a strategic committee of the University of Toronto International Health Program (UTIHP), UofT’s World AIDS Day commemorates the University’s community and international partners that have been building research, education and service initiatives to take action against HIV/AIDS. From 2004-2013, UofT World AIDS Day was led by Judy Kopelow, Manager, Global Health Programming and Strategic Initiatives, Postgraduate Medical Education and Elayna Fremes, MPH (c), University of Waterloo School of Public Health and Health Systems.
5:30 - 6:00 Reception: Registration, NGO Fair and Networking
6:00 - 6:10 Muluba Habanyama: Fighting Stigma
6:10 - 6:30 Dr. Sumeet Sodhi: Getting to Zero: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead
6:30 - 6:50 Dr. Philip Berger: The First Years of the AIDS Epidemic: Despair and Hope
6:50 - 7:00 Artistic Performance
7:00 - 7:20 Alison Symington: The End of AIDS: Medical Advances, Social Barriers
7:20 - 7:30 Dr. Ann Stewart
7:30 - 7:50 Artistic Performance
7:50 - 8:00 Closing Remarks
For more information regarding our speakers, please visit the speakers page of our website. Seats are limited, so remember to register for what is sure to be an amazing event on Eventbrite: World AIDS Day at the University of Toronto Tickets.