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Congress Event

Compassion under contemporary conditions: Keynote with Margaret Atwood; panels with scholars and community leaders



Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm


MacEwan Hall A/B 10:00-12:00; Taylor Institute 110 12:00-16:00

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Compassion is an enduring response to the human condition, spanning across disciplines, cultures, and history. Currently it seems that compassion is receding from society—whether at the bedside, in the classroom, in the boardroom or in society in general.

The University of Calgary Faculty of Nursing, with its interdisciplinary partners invite you to this event  exploring both challenges and opportunities for compassion in day to day practices working in healthcare, education, with marginalized populations, and in business.

The day will begin with a keynote from Margaret Atwood, Canada’s leading writer, bringing her incisive and imaginative intelligence to bear on the topic of compassion. Following the keynote there will be a series of panel discussions led by experts from a range of disciplines to produce a powerful, composite appraisal of how compassion appears in contemporary life.  

Hosted by the Faculty of Nursing

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