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Mark Freeman

in Toronto

Everybody Has a Brain

PRESENTED ON JUN 14, 2012
IN TORONTO @ VOL 16

In overcoming OCD and a variety of other anxiety disorders, Mark Freeman was shocked to discover that all people have brains. This is the story of that discovery. (in English)

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Navigating the Toronto Transit System

BY ILANA BEN-ARI
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 27, 2012

Ilana Ben-Ari is a toy designer and social entrepreneur from Montreal. In this presentation, she shares the challenges she has faced while trying to navigate her way through the TTC (Toronto Transit System). (in English)

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Motivatorman

BY EMMANUEL LOPEZ
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 27, 2012

Emmanuel Lopez -- aka Motivatorman -- has a blog that talks about how different films can help people overcome difficult times. (in English)

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The Architecture of Our Lives

BY ERROLD BROWN
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 11, 2012

Errold Brown has two major passions in life: health & fitness and child developmental delays. This is a personal presentation about how his life has changed drastically after his first child was born. (in English)

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Public Realm 2.0

BY RICHARD BORBRIDGE
@ VOL 16 ON JUN 14, 2012

Richard Borbridge has an idea, and it involves the complete transformation of publication consultation. He calls it Public Realm 2.0, and describes it in his presentation. (in English)

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Rebranding Math

BY RICHARD CEREZO
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 11, 2012

Richard Cerezo loves math, and this has led him to produce PR and videography for math related events at his university. His goal? To give math a public face. In his presentation, he compares the types of mathematicians portrayed by the media vs. the actual mathematicians he deals with in real life. (in English)

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Architecture in Toronto

BY SHAWN MICALLEF
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 03, 2011

Shawn Micallef analyses the often derided architecture of Toronto, and its mixture of modern and antique buildings, usually adjacent or actually encroaching on one another. He makes the argument that, while traditionally beautiful cities like Paris or Prague may retain a romanticized image, Toronto's lack of boundaries when it comes to maintaining a determined style allows it to experiment and create much livelier streets and sprawls.

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Everybody is a Teacher

BY COURTNEY LAWRENCE
@ VOL 25 ON SEP 20, 2013

Courtney Lawrence was taught a valuable lesson by her sister, that she can learn something from everybody. Everybody is her teacher. Her life changed dramatically from that point on. She now works as a consumer insight consultant and teaches businesses the valuable lesson that she learned.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 12, 2013.

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How the Brain Tricks Itself

BY MANDY WINTINK
@ VOL 29 ON APR 01, 2014

A neuroscientist, life coach and yoga teacher, Mandy Wintink shows a myriad of ways that our brain works to fool itself. At the core of this phenomenon is memory consolidation and reconsolidation, or how our brains actually use previously embedded memories, knowledge and context to "fill in the blanks" and absorb new information. 

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Public Spaces for Everybody?

BY SANDRA HALL
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 01, 2015

The British artist Sandra Hall is wondering about the concept of public space, and who are allowed to use them.