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How We Know, What We Know About the Universe

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

"We are not just spectators in the universe.... we actually have a special place within it."

In How We Know, What We Know About the Universe from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 29, Reuben Gazer takes us on a journey connecting our childhood discoveries of patterns and shapes in our surroundings to scientific revelations about the formation of the universe, showing us where to look to find parallels between earthly and interstellar forms.

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A Case for Bus Rapid Transit in Edmonton

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Anand Pye builds a intriguing case for bus rapid transit as a efficient, cost-effective, and less invasive alternative for Edmonton and other big cities hoping to better circulate their citizens.

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The Dark and Bright Sides of Light

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Kaitlyn Gillis' illuminating talk explores humans' historical relationship with light, and how our immediate environments — natural and built, dark and light — impact our psychological, physiological, and social health and wellbeing.

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CommuniTEA Infusion: A Community Building Experience

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Paige Reeves and Larry James share their experience as part of the CommuniTEA project, in which a rebuilt and beautified Volkswagen van creates inclusive ‘pop up’ town square atmospheres where people gather, chat, and share in community over a cup of tea.

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When Your Heart is Your Head

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Nikita-Kiran Singh leads a conversation about our hearts — as both a medical and metaphorical concept — and how they can be harnessed as sources of information while guiding us to use empathetic and narrative approaches to connecting with others.

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How to Design an Escape Room...and All Sorts of Fun Things That You Learn About People When You Lock Them in a Room

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Escape City's Mike Ringrose dives into the details of what goes into creating some of Edmonton's most popular escape rooom, detailing how game theories and mechanics evolve into fascinating storylines and a whole lot of fun between groups of locked-in guests.

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Memorializing Northern Alberta Wildlife

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Sameer Singh shares his idea for memorializing the devastating 2016 wildfires in Northern Alberta and the restoration of its communities. Listen as Sameer presents a compelling case for a crowd-funded statue of one of Northern Alberta's most iconic fictional characters and a symbol of resilience and regrowth: Wolverine.

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Deconstructing the Past to Predict the Future

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Brandon Wu's story takes place in the real estate industry, where new innovative tools are streamlining client relationships and helping to plan better cities. In this informative talk, Wu shares how deconstructing past patterns and using predictive technology can improve the ways we plan and live our lives.

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Inclusive Fitness

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Personal Trainer Em Lamache talks about breaking down the gender binary in fitness, and how more research and better guidelines on transgender and non-binary training can give us a new perspective on performance and fitness.

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Youth Engagement = A Resilient Future

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Diana Cretu & Maria Barbu take an inquisitive look at the realities of the current generation emerging in the workforce, asking: how might we better support future generations to successfully transition into adulthood and lead meaningful lives?

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Inviting the Indigenous Sports World to Edmonton

@ VOL 28 ON JUN 01, 2017

"We have to get back to that circle where we're sitting together because that was the intention—that we're all Treaty people. We have a responsibility and an obligation to the lands, the waters, to each other and to our children."

In "Inviting the Indigenous Sports World to Edmonton" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 28, Jodi Stonehouse sheds light on the beauty of the World Indigenous Nations Games soon to visit Edmonton—what they mean for the city, for Indigenous peoples, and for every one of us looking to grow and reconcile together.

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Transforming to a Resilient City

@ VOL 28 ON JUN 01, 2017

"Imagine if we worked even harder to protect our ecosystems so that they continue to provide us with goods and services ... so that we don't have to spend so much of our money on engineering solutions."

Danielle Koleyak considers the impacts our changing climate could have on the biophysical environment and therefore the liveability of our cities. More importantly, she poses some ideas for building resilience and mitigating some of these impacts.