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On May 9, 2020 the scientific community came together for a first-of-its-kind, live-streamed event in support of Doctors Without Borders / MSF and front-line healthcare workers in the global fight against COVID-19.

LIVEMEDAID brought together the world’s leading doctors, scientists, writers, thinkers, and cultural influencers to debate, collaborate, and share ideas about what we can learn from this virus, how to defeat it, and what we can expect as we move toward the future. Read about where the money goes.

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Guests

Dr. Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE. Founder – the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace. Jane is an Ethologist and conservationist, known for her research into the lives of wild chimpanzees at Gombe in western Tanzania now entering its 60th year.

Dr. David Suzuki

Scientist, environmental activist. TV host of the CBC show “The Nature of Things with David Suzuki”.

Dr. Wade Davis

Botanist, anthropologist specializing in indigenous people. National Geographic Explorer and TED speaker.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist, cosmologist, planetary scientist, author, and science communicator. Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space.

Sarah Ives

Lead scientist for the Centivax universal influenza vaccine program. Featured in Netflix docuseries “Pandemic”.

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and helps engineers, city managers and ecologists quantify the impacts.

Dr. James Maskalyk

Physician, member of Doctors Without Borders / MSF, and author of “Life on the Ground Floor”.

Dr. Isaac Bogoch

Infectious Diseases consultant and General Internist, Toronto General Hospital and Associate Professor, University of Toronto.

Peter Gabriel

Legendary musician and human rights activist Peter Gabriel will introduce “Doctors Without Borders’” Executive Director, Avril Benoit.

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

Gender equality activist, speaker, mother of 3 children. Wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Host of the “WE Well-being” podcast featuring intimate and soul-lifting interviews and conversations on mental health.

Dr. Calvin D. Sun

ER Medicine Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor. Founder and CEO of The Monsoon Diaries (travel community).

Matteo Liguori

Managing Director at IRBM SpA, an Italian company doing research for a candidate vaccine against COVID-19.

Dr. Shimi Kang

Harvard-trained doctor, specializing in mental health. TED speaker and author of “The Dolphin Parent: A Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy and Self-Motivated Kids.”

Danny Harris

Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives, NYC’s leading walking, biking, and public transit advocacy organization.

Dr. Allison McGeer

Director of infection control at the Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto), serving on Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

Sir Tim Smit

Director of the Lost Gardens of Heligan (UK). Co-founder of the Eden Project. Music composer and producer.

Avril Benoît

Journalist and Executive Director of Doctors Without Borders / MSF USA. She has held roles there since 2006.

Michael Landsberg

Speaker on mental health, and documentary “Darkness and Hope: Depression, Sports and Me”. Legendary media personality.

Minister Catherine McKenna

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. Minister McKenna has earned a reputation as a skilled negotiator and tenacious community builder.

Derya Akkaynak

Oceanographer working at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution (Florida Atlantic University).

Dr. M. Sanjayan

Scientist and CEO of Conservation International. Host of “Earth a New Wild”, a program aired on Nat Geo Wild.

Dr. Paula Botempi

NASA biological oceanographer. She teaches the Earth Science module of NASA’s astronaut training class.

Paul Hilton

Photojournalist and wildlife trade consultant who focuses on global environmental and conservation issues.

Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri

Disruptive innovator, Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Award-winning multi-disciplinary artist, who works in film, photography, text, tech, branding, and social justice advocacy.

Rhiannon Rosalind

President and CEO of The Economic Club of Canada and The Global Institute for Conscious Economics.

Ziya Tong

Award-winning author of The Reality Bubble and co-host of Discovery’s Daily PlaneT and contributor to PBS’s NOVA ScienceNow.

Music Guests

Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire are a music institution. 2020 marks a year-long celebration of their 50th anniversary in entertainment that has taken founding members Philip Bailey, Ralph Johnson and Verdine White, all around the globe.

Ed Robertson

Ed Robertson is the lead singer, songwriter, and a founding member of the award winning band, Barenaked Ladies.

 

METRIC

The rock band consists of Emily Haines, James Shaw, Joshua Winstead and Joules Scott-Key. JUNO Award winner numerous times including Group of the Year.

Kiana Valenciano and Satica

Kiana Valenciano is a highly prolific Neo-soul/Future R&B artist from Manila. Satica is a Cambodian-American vocalist/songwriter.

Paul Anthony

Producer. Songwriter. Singer. Actor. With the group Full Force. P.A. is a 3-Time Cancer Champion and Health & Fitness Influencer.

Patrick Watson

Singer, pianist and songwriter. Author of “Love Songs For Robots” and soundtracks for films and TV shows.

Bombino

Grammy-nominated guitarist, singer-songwriter and activist from Niger who over the course of his remarkable life and career has become a folk hero to Nigeriens and to Tuareg people around the world.

Jesse Cook

Flamenco guitarist and producer. JUNO Award winner in 2001 for the Best Instrumental Album (Free Fall).

Alex Cuba

Singer and songwriter. Three-time Latin Grammy Award winner and two-time JUNO Award winner.

Kings Daughters

All female British Rock band with flavours of soul and pop. Their debut single “Get Up” was produced and recorded by Brian May (Queen).

Choir! Choir! Choir!

They lead large groups of strangers singing together with famous musical guests around the world.

Byron Kent Wong

Emmy-nominated producer and creative strategist in film, music, digital content and live event spaces.

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser

Conductor, Arranger and Ambassador of World-renowned Symphonies across North America.

Salt Cathedral

Colombian musicians Juliana Ronderos and Nicolas Losada. Salt Cathedral is influenced by tropical sounds and their Colombian upbringing dance oriented culture.

Shad Kabango

Award-winning Canadian rapper with four solo albums. Host of the Hip-Hop Evolution docuseries on Netflix.

Hosts

Chuck Nice

Co-host of Star Talk Radio with Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson where he provides humorous commentary on one his favorite subjects… science.

Aliya Jasmine

Environmental Journalist. TV Host & Producer. MTV, Discovery Channel, NBC4 News in Los Angeles.

Shaun Majumder

Actor and comedian. Starred the ABC drama “Detroit 1-8-7” and HBO documentary “Every Word is Absolutely True”.

Dayvee Sutton

Travel, environmental and lifestyle correspondent. Freelance reporter. Owner of the production company Dream Network Media.

Matthew Shribman

Oxford-trained scientist, environmentalist and musician. BBC Learning science expert and co-founder of AimHi, the live, interactive online school.

Lee Constable

Science communicator, television presenter, children’s author, and biologist. Former host of the TV show “Scope”.

Richard Garner

Host of LIVEMEDAID and co-host of the What If podcast. Has produced, directed and hosted television and radio shows.

Teddy Wilson

Host of LIVEMEDAID and co-host of the What If podcast. Currently host of Discovery Canada’s Mighty Trains.

Peter Schmiedchen

Pre-show host of LIVEMEDAID and the voice of What If. Schmiedchen is the Head of Video at Underknown.

Steve Hulford

Pre-show host and LIVEMEDAID organizer. Co-Founder and CEO of Underknown the publisher of What If. Hulford is a Serial-Entrepreneur and swimmer.

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