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What's in the Dark Room

@ VOL 17 ON NOV 24, 2017

Paul Salvatori reveals the humanitarian philosophy behind his podcast, the Dark Room, and the gift of learning through our differences. Paul explores the strange and controversial of the human world with aims for compassionate understanding.

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Standing on The Sholders of Giants - Discovering a Love for Science

@ VOL 17 ON NOV 24, 2017

Nick Love shares his passionate love for science. The child whose interest in science grew from watching Bill Nye the Science Guy, he is now the Outreach Coordinator of the Planetary Society, where his role is to build community interest in space science, and the pursuit of space exploration with in its members and the general public.

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All Roads Lead to the Circus

@ VOL 17 ON NOV 24, 2017

What is a circus person? Are you afraid of heights? Is it scary? Have you ever fallen? Are you flexible?

Mary-Margaret Scrimger is here to answer all of these questions and more on what motivated her be a “circus person” and what her day is like.   

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The Energy of Well Being - A New Framework for Life Balance

@ VOL 17 ON NOV 24, 2017

Lynne Stewart’s new framework for life balance is grounded on the pillars of a balanced, well-rounded life and the impact of energy on our well-being. Lynne highlights that life balance can be achieved through blending individual components and workplace components such as strategy for eating, strategy for sleeping, and strategy for playing to motivation and strategic decision making. 

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No, I Don't Eat Fish (or How My Parents Proved Everyone Wrong and Raised Tall Children)

@ VOL 17 ON NOV 24, 2017

Liz Myers grew up in a vegetarian household so she initially did not even realize that she was a vegetarian! It is only when she was in kindergarten that her eyes opened through a cocktail weiner and it is only then that she slowly began to realize that she was different. This is a story of what it means to be a vegetarian and how this tall healthy woman proved stereotypes against vegetarians wrong. 

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The Wonder of Becoming a Father

@ VOL 17 ON NOV 24, 2017

Jason Lock is a father to be. This talk, a wholehearted letter to his dear little child is full of mixed emotions of anticipation and wonder. This personal letter is truly moving and relatable. 

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Memoirs of a Jamaican-Chinese-Canadian Dragon Lady

@ VOL 17 ON NOV 24, 2017

Chinese-Jamaican by birth, and Canadian by choice, Carol Williams-Wong has lived in Jamaica, Montreal, Hong Kong, is now living in Unionville, Ontario. This is her story of adapting, integrating, embracing and appreciating through active contribution and involvement in her community.

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Be Bretter

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Bretter is a 20-something year old slop tart that made a bunch of bad decisions that got him kicked out of university. Fortunately for him, it's because of those bad decisions that he now gets to do what he loves - talk to people!  He talks about how The Power of Positive Decision - How simply choosing to #dobetter and #bebretter can affect positive change in your life.

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Towards Reconciliation via Innovation: Markham's Partnership with Eabametoong First Nation

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Asare Kester-Akrofi works for the City of providing strategic support to the executive leadership team and senior staff. He shares his personal experience of his voyage to Eabametoong First Nation and the significance of Markham's partnership, which he helps to manage.

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Make Me Laugh, Grownup!

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Naseem Hrab loves to write funny things for children and adults. Her comedy writing has appeared on McSweeney's Internet Tendency and The Rumpus and she is the author of the picture book Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend. Everyone thinks kids' books need to teach lessons, but that's not why adults read novels. Why do we think kids are any different? 

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Anyone Can be a Speaker

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

A former creative director, actor & comedian, Nick Kindler has coached hundreds of speakers at TEDxToronto and Singularity and dozens of Fortune 500 companies. He is the Co-Founder, a Speaker, and Executive Speaker Coach at Talk Boutique and thinks anyone has it in them to be a speaker.