Watch University of Calgary’s Lecture of a Lifetime 2022 with Dr. Samuel Weiss

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Sustaining a career that includes making two major scientific discoveries, winning a Gairdner Award, founding the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, and a foray into health policy requires fuel — lots of it — and Dr. Samuel Weiss, PhD’83, knows how to find it.

From being dragged back to school by his mom for the third year of his undergrad in 1977, to being encouraged to bring his knowledge and expertise to Ottawa last year by Canada’s minister of mental health and addictions, Weiss says there was one driving force at play in every stage of his career: Inspiration.

Weiss explored how inspiration and authenticity helped him turn challenges into opportunities during the Lecture of a Lifetime 2022, titled Inspired Science: The Art of a Breakthrough.

Source: University of Calgary