MATHEMATICS EDUCATION PROGRAM

September  1, 2014

CONFÉRENCE PUBLIQUE/ PUBLIC LECTURE

Deciphering Our World
Conférencier/ Speaker: STEPHEN LEWIS

May 6, 2005 -- 7:30 PM.
MEDICAL SCIENCES AUDITORIUM MS 2158
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

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Photo by Nicole Toutounji, UNICEF

Abstrait/ Abstract: Mr. Lewis will discuss the importance of mathematics education in creating a questioning and informed public.

Biographie/ Biography:
Stephen Lewis is the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. He is also a Commissioner for the World Health Organization's Commission on the Social Determinants of Health, and a Senior Advisor to the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York. He is also a director of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which is dedicated to easing the pain of HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Stephen Lewis is a Companion of the Order of Canada, a former leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party, and was Maclean's magazine's inaugural "Canadian of the Year" in 2003. He received the Jonathan Mann Health and Human Rights Award from the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care. In 2004, he was awarded the Pearson Peace Medal by the United Nations Association in Canada, celebrating outstanding achievement in the field of international service and understanding.

Stephen Lewis holds 20 honorary degrees from Canadian universities, and in April 2005 was named by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He has also served as Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations, and as the Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF in New


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