Timothy Caulfield is a Canada research chair in Health Law and Policy, a professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and research director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. His interdisciplinary research on topics like stem cells, genetics, research ethics, the public representations of science and public health policy has allowed him to publish over 350 academic articles. He has won numerous academic and writing awards and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He contributes frequently to the popular press and is the author of two national bestsellers: The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness (Penguin 2012) and Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash (Penguin 2015). His most recent book is Relax, Dammit!: A User’s Guide to the Age of Anxiety (Penguin Random House, 2020). Caulfield is also the host and co-producer of the award-winning documentary TV show, A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, which has been shown in over 60 countries, including streaming on Netflix in North America.
Andrew Phung, BA’06
Andrew Phung is an award-winning actor, improv comedian, emcee, and writer from Calgary. His infectious and relatable personality has made him one of Canada's top emerging comedic performers, and he is best known as one of the stars of the hit CBC television series Kim’s Convenience where he plays Kimchee. His work on the show has earned him three Canadian Screen Awards (2017, 2018, and 2020) in the category of Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Andrew's recent television and film credits include The Beaverton, Events Transpiring, Wynonna Earp, and The Canadian Improv Games with Andrew Phung, where he served as the host for the factual docu-series. He can also be heard on CBC Radio as a regular contributor to Now or Never, The Debaters, and Because News.