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David Ng – Health Literacy is Awesome

Date: February 2, 2022
Filed under: Featured, Health Talks, Quality Forum, Video


Health Talks invited eight speakers — representing both health care and the public — to answer our question using the exciting Pecha Kucha presentation format: What are your hopes for health care?

David Ng is a geneticist, science literacy academic, writer, and faculty based at the Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia. Of note: (1) he is partly responsible for the massive DNA helix emblazoned on his building’s facade; (2) his Dad beat up Bruce Lee; (3) his first foray into general publishing featured a unicorn on the front cover; and (4) his wife and kids are all exemplary.

Health Talks was emceed by Gavin Stuart, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice Provost, Health, at the University of British Columbia.