June 8, 2016: Garry Gray PhD, Assistant Professor of Criminology in the Department of Sociology, University of Victoria


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The Canadian Club of Calgary is extremely pleased to welcome Garry Gray PhD – Assistant Professor of Criminology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Victoria, as our June 8th, 2016 luncheon speaker, whose talk is entitled “Trust In Science: Integrity, Bias, and Ethical Lapses”.

This talk will focus on compromises to research integrity in the pursuit of knowledge across many different disciplines such as business, medicine, economics, public health, and the life/natural sciences. It will reveal how funding sources and conflicts of interest in research settings can fundamentally change the nature of research and the knowledge produced by it. This presentation draws on three years of data, which includes 10,000 pages of interview transcripts with scientists and professors, that the author collected while a research fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.

Speaker’s Bio

Garry Gray is an Assistant Professor of Criminology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Victoria. From 2011-2014, he was a Research Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard Law School where he conducted research on implicit biases and ethical lapses in the pursuit of knowledge. His 2014 TEDx talk, ‘Trust in Research: the Ethics of Knowledge Production’, highlights some of the findings of this research.

Gray was also a Research Fellow in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health (2009-2011), where he researched the influence of organizational culture on medical errors and ethical decision-making inside hospital settings. While at Harvard University, he co-designed, taught and introduced into the curriculum a new course on transdisciplinary research.

Gray received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Toronto (2008). He holds an MA in Criminology from the Centre of Criminology and Socio-legal Studies at the University of Toronto.

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When:
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
11:30AM to 1:15PM

Event Schedule:
11:30PM – Registration
12:00PM to 1:15PM – Lunch

Where:
Ranchmen’s Club – Lobby, 3rd floor
710 13 Avenue Southwest
Calgary, AB T2R 0K9