CanCOVID Partner Special Event

On Behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada:

Please join us on Thursday, March 25, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon Eastern Time, for a special PHACtually Speaking seminar with experts from the CanCOVID and broader Canadian scientific network. Presentations will touch on some of the socioeconomic and psychosocial effects of COVID-19 on children and their families.

 Our distinguished panelists for this seminar are:

“The Impact of School Closures on Parental Labour Supply, presented by:

Dr. Mikal Skuterud, professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Waterloo and an affiliate of the Canadian Labour Economics Forum (CLEF) and the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).

“Has COVID-19 Impacted Children’s Reading Scores?”, presented by:

Dr. George K. Georgiou, professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta, Director of the J.P. Das Centre on Developmental Learning Disabilities and a member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada.

We hope you will join us for this virtual seminar. Pre-registration is required to participate via WebEx. (Registration password = 5165).

This seminar is being co-presented by the Office of the Chief Science Officer at the Public Health Agency of Canada and CanCOVID - a dynamic open science collective dedicated to rapidly mobilizing and sharing knowledge to help guide Canada’s COVID-19 response. To learn more about CanCOVID, or to join their community, please visit their website:

Please note: In an effort to limit hackers from joining our event, we ask that our community members do not share this event’s information on any public forums, such as Facebook and other social media platforms.