Event Highlights:
Covid-19 and the World’s Grand Challenges

Covid-19 and the World’s Grand Challenges

May 9, 2020

What impact will COVID-19 have on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? How will the pandemic affect our ability to access vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations, particularly where health systems are already constrained and have limited resources? Will the global health and economic implications of the pandemic render it impossible to achieve the SDGs by 2030? Does this crisis present an opportunity to address inequality and work toward sustainability in new ways?

In this Munk School / Innovation Policy Lab online event, experts Anita McGahan, Joseph Wong and Karlee Silver take a deep dive into how COVID-19 will affect our efforts to address the world’s grand challenges.


Anita McGahan
University Professor and George E. Connell Chair in Organizations and Society, Rotman School of Management and Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

Joseph Wong
Vice-Provost & Associate Vice-President, International Student Experience, Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, and Professor, Department of Political Science

Karlee Silver
Co-CEO, Grand Challenges Canada

Anna Maria Tremonti
Host of CBC’s More with Anna Maria Tremonti podcast and former host of The Current