Azim Shariff applies the insights of moral psychology to matters of social interest.

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Azim Shariff is a Canada 150 Research Chair and professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia. He has conducted research on religion, climate change, economic mobility, free will and punishment, privacy and driverless cars. His work investigates how our often-ancient moral intuitions shape and respond to the cultural institutions and technologies of the modern world. A graduate of the universities of Toronto and British Columbia, Shariff taught in Oregon, California and Abu Dhabi before returning to Canada.

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Open: The talks of TED@DestinationCanada

March 13, 2023

When we come together with open hearts and open minds, anything is possible. It was in this spirit that TED partnered with Destination Canada for a day of talks and performances featuring new ideas on living, seeing the world and reimagining our shared future. The event: TED@DestinationCanada: Open is the first event TED and Destination […]

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