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Myths, assumptions and pop culture influences will be challenged at Perspectives: Canada in the World speakers’ series

Date posted: 
Wed, 12/04/2019
Professor Timothy Caulfield

In a fast-paced society where access to information is immediate and abundant, Red Deer College invites guests to pause and consider what they are reading, hearing and learning.

Professor Timothy Caulfield will lead a fun and engaging session at this year’s Perspectives: Canada in the World speakers’ series, where he will challenge the celebrity-dominated worldview that has a profound influence on people’s ideas about health, beauty and success. Caulfield will also debunk common health myths and provide practical, evidence-based recommendations for audience members.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 7 p.m.
Topic: Are Celebrities Killing Us? When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash
RDC Arts Centre, Mainstage
Tickets $25 | Available at:

Caulfield brings a unique perspective to the discussion, as his background and extensive experience blends both law and science. He is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, a professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and a Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. From an academic perspective, Caulfield’s research focuses on topics including stem cells, genetics, research ethics, and the public representations of science and health policy issues.

His unique perspective is also reaching people on a global scale through articles, books and television documentaries. Caulfield is the author of two national best-selling books: The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness and Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash. In 2017, he published his most recent book The Vaccination Picture. Caulfield is also the host and co-producer of the award-winning documentary television show, A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, which has been shown in over 60 countries and is currently streaming on Netflix. 

After he speaks at Perspectives: Canada in the World, Caulfield will have the opportunity to greet audience members who have the opportunity to purchase a copy of his books, which will be available for purchase in the Arts Centre Lobby.

To purchase tickets, and for more information on the event, visit

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About this event: Perspectives: Canada in the World is a public lecture series presented by RDC’s Humanities and Social Sciences Department in the School of Arts and Sciences. The series features internationally recognized speakers on topics important to our community, our country and the world. Timothy Caulfield will be the 29th speaker since the series began in 2002. For more information on this speakers’ series, visit


For additional information contact:
Shelley Newman    
Communications Strategist – Corporate  

Brent Forster
Communications Strategist – Corporate