A year ago, Canadians wanted to know when they would be able to get vaccinated to prevent COVID-19. But now as vaccine programs are being rolled out, thousands of people have made the conscious decision not to get vaccinated. Please join us for a special live video panel discussion sponsored by the University of Manitoba and The Conversation Canada that explores and explains vaccine hesitancy – and what can be done to promote vaccine confidence.


Scott White, Editor-in-Chief, The Conversation Canada

Expert Panelists:

Dr. Marcia Anderson, Vice-Dean, Indigenous Health and Executive Director, Indigenous Academic Affairs, Ongomiizwin – Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing; Public Health Lead with the First Nations Pandemic Response Coordination Team in Manitoba

Dr. Esyllt Jones, Humanities Research Professor, Faculty of Arts/​Community Health Sciences; Dean of Studies, St. John’s College; Member, Royal Society of Canada COVID-19 Task Force

Dr. Jason Kindrachuk, Canada Research Chair in Emerging Viruses, Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. Lori Wilkinson, Professor and Associate Head Undergraduate Studies, Sociology and Criminology, Faculty of Arts; Co-lead of the COVID-19 Impacts Research Project, studying the impact on mental and emotional health of Indigenous Peoples and Newcomers in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico