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The Walrus Talks Living Better

It matters more than ever. Science, culture, politics, and how we live now.

Date & time
Monday, March 15, 2021
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free



Monday, March 15, 2021

The Walrus Talks Living Better

Hear experts weigh in on how “living better” is redefined by pandemic experience. 

Featuring five-minute talks and Q&A with:

  • Zeynep Arsel, associate professor, Department of Marketing, Concordia’s John Molson School of Business
  • Alika Lafontaine, health care advocate and rural anesthesiologist
  • Lauren McKeon, author of No More Nice Girls: Gender, Power, and Why It’s Time to Stop Playing by the Rules
  • Adam Radomsky, professor and director of Clinical Training, Psychology, Concordia’s Faculty of Arts and Science

Inspired by the national live event series, The Walrus Talks at Home brings you the same diversity of expertise and perspectives in a streamlined digital format that you can join anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection. The best part? You’ll always have a front-row seat from the comfort of your own home!

The event will be free to attend, but registration is required.

Zeynep Arsel, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Marketing
Concordia’s John Molson School of Business

Zeynep Arsel received her PhD in Marketing from University of Wisconsin-Madison with minors in Sociology and Cultural Anthropology. She also holds a MBA degree from Middle East Technical University and a BSc in Management from Bilkent University. Zeynep’s work broadly explores sociology of consumption.

She is an associate editor at the Journal of Consumer Research and Consumption Markets and Culture and is on the editorial board of Journal of Marketing and Journal of Marketing Management.

In 2011, Zeynep received the Petro Canada Young Innovator Award in the Strategic Research Cluster “The Person and Society,” 2012 Sidney J. Levy Award, and Outstanding Reviewer Award for Journal of Consumer Research, in 2014 and then 2017.

Adam Radomsky, PhD

Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology
Concordia's Faculty of Arts and Science

Adam Radomsky joined Concordia in 2001 after the completion of his PhD in clinical psychology at the University of British Columbia and a fellowship at Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital.

He is the Director of the Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Laboratory, and a Core Member of the Centre for Clinical Research in Health (CCRH). His research investigates cognitive, behavioural and emotional aspects of OCD and a number of other anxiety disorders, as well as ways to enhance the effectiveness and acceptability of cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders and related problems.



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