Kirsty Duncan is an Associate Professor, Health Studies, at the
University of Toronto, and the former Research Director, AIC Institute
of Corporate Citizenship, Rotman School of Management; she is also an
Adjunct Professor at Royal Roads University [and formerly an Associate
Professor at the University of Windsor (1993-December 31st, 2000)]. She
is an international speaker, who has lectured for such organizations as
National Geographic (United States of America), the Japanese Government,
and the Young Presidents Organization (Portugal).
Dr. Duncan led the expedition to discover the causal agent of the 1918
Spanish influenza virus. Her book, ‘Hunting the 1918 Flu: One
Scientist’s Search for a Killer Virus’, details the ten-year history of
the search, and was published by the University of Toronto Press in
2003. The book was short-listed for the 2004 Canadian Science Writers’
Dr. Duncan’s second academic book, ‘Environment and Health: Protecting
Our Common Future’ will be published in the United Kingdom later this
year. She has completed work, regarding climate change and human health
for North America, for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
In 2001 and 2000, Dr. Duncan was nominated for the Order of Ontario. She
was awarded the Arnold G. Wedum Memorial Lectureship for 1999 at the
42nd Biological Safety Conference for 'outstanding contributions to
biological safety'. In 1999, she was also invited to submit a biography
for the millennium edition of ‘Canadian Who's Who’. Dr. Duncan was
nominated for Canada's Top 40 Under 40 in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2001.
She currently sits on the Advisory Board for Pandemic Flu for the
Conference Board of Canada, the University of Toronto, and is also
helping organizations prepare throughout Canada and the United States.
She also sits on the Boards of the Indigenous Cooperative on the
Environment, the Scottish Studies Foundation, the St. Andrew’s Society
of Toronto, and the Toronto Foundation for School Success—she Co-Chaired
the 2006 Fraser Mustard Awards Gala; in 2007, she Chaired ‘Feeding
Toronto’s Hungry Students Week’.
2008 Campaign Update
See her web