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We haven't scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there's one you can attend!

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Disappearing Communist Monuments in Bulgaria

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 24, 2018

Biliana Velkova explores the disappearance of communist monuments in her native Bulgaria and their implication in the country's conscience. Using the lens of spectacle, family history and public art, Velkova investigates the difficult history and present reality of these symbols.

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Scottish Ancestry: A Journey of Discovery

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 24, 2018

In this presentation, Dave Ellenwood takes us on this tartan coloured march from suburban Vancouver to the Western Highlands to experience the story of Clan McInnes in Scotland. Through Edinburgh, the symbolic heart of Scottish culture, then on towards the McInnes ancestral stronghold at Kinlochaline Castle, Morvern, Argyleshire in the Western Highlands, Dave recounts places where Scottish history was made and finds direct evidence of how Clan McInnes participated in the struggle and strife of history-changing events in Scotland. 

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Compassion for the Darkness

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 24, 2018

Mental health can be considered an epidemic in North America - but are other countries more effective in providing care to those suffering? Emmy Chahal's talk is informed by her lived experience and personal research into international models that work more compassionately to see the humanity of each person facing mental health challenges. A new model of mental health will be discussed - one that honours the whole person. This new model is Emmy's vision of what mental health care could look like if we bridge the brilliance of the human mind with compassion for the darkness that most of us face at some point in our lives.

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Sustainable Communities - Maintaining the Greater Good

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 24, 2018

The term Sustainable has been marketing many new developments over the past few years, around many of the lower mainland municipalities. Visions in the glossy brochures sell a healthy climate and environment that happily coincide with the everyday conveniences we have come to expect. However, densification with varying ideals brings challenges that slowly tarnish the green footprint. Ironically, a need is created for the constant maintenance of new landscapes, garbage, road infrastructure, runoff and excessive planning, in order to invigorate the perception of sustainability. In some cases, underlying impacts are affecting the natural course outside of these Communities. Vince Reda asks the audience to rethink the meaning of sustainability. 

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Self Healing


Divi Chandna recounts growing up as an Indian young woman in Canada. Racism is something that many of us experience. It is prevalent everywhere - but is there something we can do? Dr. Divi takes us on her journey of growing up in racism. She takes us through her break down which caused a wake-up - and provides hope and tools for all of us on how we can shift things in our own lives.

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The Plant World

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 24, 2018

Eagan Davis shows us that the plant world is not always pretty. When life is challenging, plants resort to desperate measures such as parasitism and carnivory to survive. Eagan will fascinate you with some examples of these marvellous plant adaptations.  

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Calming the Busy Mind: Teaching Mindfulness to Gifted Kids

@ 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. 

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Loss, Love, and Healing

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

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



PK People: Hoi Bing Mo

PechaKucha Night Burnaby organizer Hoi Bing Mo graces this week's PechaKucha People spotlight. As one of PechaKucha's newest organizers, Hoi Bing has already made a name for herself at HQ with her gung-ho attitude and avid attention to detail. Though having only hosted their very first event earlier this month, you can already find PechaKucha Night Burnaby Vol.1's presentations online here. Congratulations and a job well done to the whole PechaKucha Night Burnaby team from PechaKucha HQ. Looking forward to Vol. 2, Hoi Bing!

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About the City's Organizers

  • Hoi Bing Mo

    She knits. She drinks coffee and tea (mood pending). She loves murder mystery podcasts. She thinks she has the two best cats in the world even though one almost gouged her eyeball out. She can't stop buying plants. She believes she only needs 5 really good friends. They are all really funny by the way. She has a BFA in Film and Visual Arts. Her work is mostly planning and coordinating special events. Occasionally she works with the film industry managing and coordinating productions. Turns out none of that requires a BFA.

  • Simone Brandl

    Believes in the reciprocity of giving, uses the ABCD model and social justice platform as a handbook, sings in the shower & loves Burnaby!