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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
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

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. 

 

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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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Redefining Cardboard and More!

BY RICH KAO
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

Hear Rick Kao talk about his vision for a new kind of business -- from creative new products to an innovative business model. He goes on the explain how his business, Hive City, is trying to add value to the city of New West through commerce, education, and hospitality. 

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The Courage to Face my Fears - A Kudoz Experience with Alex & Lisa Joy

BY LISA JOY TRICK
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

Kudoz is a new learning platform for adults with cognitive disablities. It's about overcoming fears and trying experiences you’ve never done before... going to brand new places and meeting new people. Lisa Joy & Alex share their stories of overcoming fear and having courage to get out and explore the city & get up in front of a crowd at PechaKucha.

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Circus Gives Hope

BY TRAVIS JOHNSON
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

Circus gives hope, not only for children but for adults. 

In this presentation, Travis Johnson explains how social circus is an important self esteem developing tool for everyone. He explains that not only does it provide personal social impact, but it is also designed to build community and provide hope. Most notably for at risk and impoverished youth around the world.

Reach for the top.

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Two Stories

BY SARAH DELANEY
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

In this presentation, Sarah Delaney and Andrew Schick how innovation is used by artists to: make a living; generate consistently fresh ideas; and continue to love the act of creation. 

 

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Finding Place

BY ROB MCCULLOUGH
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 05, 2016

Albert Crescent Park is the focus of this presentation on place making as it relates to sites of heritage significance in the City of New Westminster.

Rob McCullough highlights the physical, cultural, and social identities of this park  in a journey through the Park’s historical past.

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Responding to a Drought in Zambia

BY MIKE HOYER
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

Mike Hoyer shared how he and his fellow Canadians responded to a drought in Zambia, Africa while visiting the country. 

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Cracking Open the Conversation on Menopause

BY SHIRLEY WEIR
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 05, 2016

When Shirley Weir mentions the word “menopause" at a cocktail party, she often gets some peculiar reactions. People don’t like talking about it, and when they do, it is mostly in a negative context. Fact: women live beyond the retirement party of their ovaries. Yet, perimenopause and menopause continue to be misunderstood.

In Cracking Open the Conversation on Menopause, Shirley uses examples from her own personal journey, as well as from advertising, media and the internet, to help reframe menopause from something that is solely negative—into a conversation that women (and men!) embrace, look forward to and celebrate!

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Living the Dream

BY KELLY SLADE-KERR
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 05, 2016

When Kelly Slade-Kerr achieved her goal and became a successful lawyer in a prestigious law firm at the age of 26, she was supposed to be living the dream. In her talk, she relates how living the dream can sometimes change, especially when other life goals intervene, and what she did to find work life balance and a career she loves.

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Breaking Botanical

BY JORDAN SAMEK
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 05, 2016

Jordan Samek compares his own cancer experience (in humorous terms) to that of the character Walter White from his all-time favourite show, Breaking Bad. At 35 years old, he was a high school teacher with a young family, when he was diagnosed with Stage 3 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. During his recovery from chemotherapy treatment, he found gardening, or maybe it finally found him in the spacious backyard of his newly acquired home in New Westminster. And he never returned to teaching. He became a stay at home parent for a while, re-formed and cultivated his gardens and yard, and started a business in landscaping and fence building. Gardening and landscaping reshaped the narrative of his life, while also healing him, and opened him up to the brilliance of botany.

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