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Loqui

BY RAAFIA JESSA
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

Artist and graphic designer, Raafia Jessa, talks about Lowki (pronounced Loqui), a ficticious language she created that takes inspiration from the phonetic qualities of language - the sounds we make when speaking aloud. 

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Lady Cannibal (Or It's Not Too Late for Rock and Roll)

BY MEGAN GARZA
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

Rock bands are typically thought of as a young person's game. Megan Garza talks about what she learned after joining a band for the first time in her 30's.

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Challenging a Confirmation Bias

BY LUCAS CHANG
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

“So you have a choice. If you choose to see teens as more than just kids, help them find their inner awesomeness. Mentor them. Coach them. Listen to them. But let them do it because they can.”

Lucas Chang, co-founder of Y2 Entrepreneurship Labs and a co-lead of Startup York, shares how teens and pre-teens are shaping our future by making positive changes and differences in the community. 

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In a Matter of Time

BY LOUIS LI
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

"Some people see the world as numbers, other as money, but I see it as opportunity." 

In In a Matter of Time from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol.15, Photographer Louis Li talks about how his 3 hours changed his life as he shares the value of time in his own definition and perspective. He shares about his journey through the transformations he went through from an introvert to an outgoing confident individual by telling us what he attained in exchange of his time and how to make our time rewarding. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 24th, 2017. 

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5 Things We Want our 40 Year-Old Selves to Know

BY JULIA SUN
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

“You are not going to be applauding yourself for living a stable and steady life. Instead you are going to remember going outside of your comfort zone and doing crazy things!”

Julia Sun and Tania Kwan, graduating high school students, have 5 life lessons to share with their 40 year old selves despite their young age to remind us about the important things that we often seem to forget about.

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How and Why I Work for Myself: The Highs, The Lows, and The Ugly

BY NICOLE W CLARK
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

Nicole Wong Clark, a cake top maker, is passionate about using her tiny hands to make and create things that touch people’s lives, shine at their events, and makes people’s days. She shares insights on what it is like to work for herself and what it took for her to be in love with her job. 

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How to Figure Out What to Do With Your One Wild and Precious Life

BY ANGE FRIESEN
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

“Follow the energy and it will lead you to somewhere big.”

Writer and Brand Strategist, Ange Friesen, talks about her typical and not-so-typical choices that she made which eventually led her to create a career for a wild, precious, purposeful, and practical life.

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Empowering Our Youth

BY SHANTA SUNDARASON
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 24, 2017

Shanta Sundarason is a social activist and runs The Giving Tree Unionville where she mentors youth to empower them into becoming positive change makers.

She seeks to bring attention to community involvement, volunteering, and teaching the youth these same things to create a better future.

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Wigmas

BY SARID LAYTON
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 24, 2017

Sarid Layton is a Business Development Manager based in Newmarket. She brings to us her experience growing up as a Jehovah's Witness and an overview of the religion and practises.

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So, What's the Big Mystery

BY RAJIE KABLI
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 24, 2017

Rajie Kabli is a well travelled journalist and creative video producer, who currently heads the video news department at Collective Evolution Media. 

She brings us her experience with mental self-healing through the use of alternative plant medicine.

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Jennifer Pan, the Golden Child, the Murderer

BY JEREMY GRIMALDI
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 24, 2017

Jeremy Grimaldi is a journalist and author based out of Markham. He brings us the curious case of Jennifer Pan, who plotted and hired others to murder her parents.

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Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

BY GABY CAMETO
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 24, 2017

Gaby Cameto is a life coach and advocate against domestic violence from Toronto. She seeks to encourage everyone to step outside their comfort zones, and presents her journey to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

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