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Remembering Forward: talking to children about death

BY HEATHER H
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 03, 2017

Heather H has a keen (and strange) interest in how to best support children come to learn and process news of a sudden death. In her presentation, she talks about how amazed she is by how wise children are and humbled by their capacity to teach adults, particularly if we create space and safety for them to do so.

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A Brief History of Roy H. Singh

BY ROHAN SINGH
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

After his father's sudden death in September 2016, Rohan Singh has been seaching for some catharsis. He believes this 6:40min glimpse of the man that played a larger than life role in his world would help get him there.

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Home Exchanges: Birth of the Sharing Economy

BY RICH PATTERSON
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 03, 2017

What if you could travel for free or significantly reduced cost and deepen your connections with your destination, yourself, and your family?  With his presentation, Rich Patterson explains how home exchanging allows this.

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All About Sheep

BY REENA MEIJER DREES
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 03, 2017

Reena Meijer Drees takes us on a whirlwind tour of these fascinating wool-bearing creatures: where they come from, the huge variety of breeds, and some little-known facts about your woolen clothing!

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Family World-Schooling Adventures

BY ED GILLIS & JOCELYN LAND-MURPHY
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 03, 2017

Ed Gillis and Jocelyn Land-Murphy have spent much of their first nine years as parents adventuring in the wild with their sons Heron and Sitka - including hiking 3,000 km through Europe and Patagonia, and cycling 6,000 km through Oceania. In this presentation, they share what led them to world-schooling, what life on the road with kids looks and feels like, and what they have learned along the way.

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Passion

BY HILLARY KEEGAN
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

In her talk, Hillary Keegan talks about finding passion in life. Patience. Strength. Determination. Live. Breath. Inspire.   

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PARK(ing) Space

BY ERIKA MASHIG
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

In her talk, Erika Mashig explains how the original “parklet” stood in place in a parking stall in San Fransisco for two hours – the maximum term of the lease offered on the meter. When the meter expired, the sod, bench and tree were taken away and the space resumed as a parking stall. She goes on to explain how this grass roots initiative has caught on, and evolved into what is known as a “parklet”- the transformation of parking spaces on the street into places for people to sit, relax, and enjoy the city. 

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Yards: Framing 20th Century Homes

BY CHRISTA MACARTHUR
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 03, 2017

Business in the front, party in the back! Christa MacArthur describes how street life and neighbourhood character reflect cultural transformations of the 20th century.

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My Mother, My Camera & Me

BY ANDRES MARKWART
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

Andres Markwart shares how rediscovering his love for photography, became a reintroducing to a mother he thought lost, and the bond they both shared in the art form. 

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Empathy in Innovation

BY TOM CIPRIAN
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

For this presentation, Tom Ciprian talks about how walking in another person's shoes allows us to understand one another so that we can learn how to connect to the world around us.

He says that applying empathy to innovation means we're hearing the voice of the customer so that our decisions and actions can serve a bigger purpose.

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Facilitating Discovery

BY LIZZY KARP
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 25, 2017

In this presentation Lizzy Karp and Ken Tsui explain how their creative studio, Here There, is inspired by challenging the expectations of an activation and an experience.
 
With a process that often feels like an exploratory mission in the deepest reaches of space, they describe how their goal is to share the feeling of discovery and inspire a more interesting culture within the city. 

 This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 2nd, 2017.

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My New Family

BY MIKE MCGREER
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

Mike McGreer talks about how joining his new wife's family has been an amazing experience, in particular getting to know is brother-in-law and his diverse-ability.

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