Past Burnaby Event: VOL 1

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VOL 1

May 06, 2018
@ Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

We are beyond thrilled to announce Burnaby's first PechaKucha Night. It is launching during the Burnaby Festival of Learning. On Sunday, May 6, we invite presenters to share their stories and creative ideas in the PechaKucha 20x20 format in a theme that represents health and wellness. Come join us! 

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Self-Improvement Culture

BY NINA DOSDALL
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Nina Dosdall speaks about her 15 year journey in trying to achieve the perfect body which has her question the whole culture of self-improvement, leading to some very interesting discoveries. 

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Living Dangerously

BY BROOKE TAKHAR
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Brooke Takhar recounts her years of living dangerously and stories she's never told her mom through humour and tears. 

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Community Building in the Sky

BY DALE MIKKELSEN
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Dale Mikkelsen has dedicated his career to the pursuit of sustainable community planning, focusing on energy efficiency, material conservation, healthy environments and community building. 

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Well Fed, Flat Broke

BY EMILY WIGHT
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Emily Wight writes about science and motherhood. She talks about her love for food and how to feed her loved ones, especially her 6-year-old son, tasty bites when she is exhausted from a long week. 

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Zero Waste

BY LINH TRUONG
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Our presenter, Linh Truong, introduces the idea of living a zero waste lifestyle and encourages us to reduce the use of plastics and all disposable products. 

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They Survive and Thrive

BY EGAN DAVIS
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Our presenter, Egan Davis, explains how cacti survive and thrive in the harshest environment we can possibly imagine. His fascination about plants and his love for them have taken him to desserts all over the world. 

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Adventures in Academia

BY VIENNA CHICHI LAM
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Vienna Lam shares her stories of adventures in academia in this presentation. 

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Lessons in Living Through Death

BY COLIN EASTON
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Our presenter, Colin Easton, walks us through his journey to appreciation for life through death. 

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Loss, Love, and Healing

BY SUKHDEEP JASSAR
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Sukhdeep Jassar shares her story of loss, love and healing. 

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Calming the Busy Mind: Teaching Mindfulness to Gifted Kids

BY ALLISON BAIRD
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Allison Baird describes her journey as a child from being misunderstood for having learning issues to being recognized as a gifted child. Today, she teaches gifted kids about mindfulness so that they can focus their energy on exploring their gifts instead of acting out in the classroom or towards their peers. 

Colin Easton
Creator, Storyteller in Vancouver
Emily Wight
Author & Communications Manager, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health in Vancouver
Brooke Takhar
Writer and Social Media Manager in Vancouver
Nina Dosdall
Personal trainer, group fitness instructor, actor in New Westminster
Allison Baird
Gifted Education Teacher, Surrey School District in new Westminster
Egan Davis
Educator in Vancouver
Linh Truong
Owner, The Soap Dispensary & Kitchen Staples in Vancouver
Vienna Chichi Lam
Graduate Researcher & Lab Supervisor, Centre for Forensic Research, Simon Fraser University in Burnaby
Dale Mikkelsen
VP Development, SFU Community Trust
Sukhdeep Jassar
Community Health Specialist, Fraser Health in Vancouver