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The Cutting Edge of a Razor Sharp Mind … One Sharp Collector!

BY NANCY KATO
@ VOL 23 ON AUG 10, 2019

In her interesting talk, Nancy Kato gives us an overview of her vintage safety razor collection, which ranges from 1898 to 1960.   

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Changing the Norm

BY GIUSEPPI GANCI
@ VOL 23 ON AUG 10, 2019

Giuseppi Ganci, in his presentation, explains how he wants to change how people perceive the words "addiction" and "rehab". When those words come up (including: "asking for help") people often think doom and gloom; Giuseppi questions why it has to be that way and what can be done to change it.

 

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The Youth are not our Future they are our Here and Now

BY JEN MARCHBANK
@ VOL 23 ON AUG 10, 2019

For her talk, our presenter Jen Marchbank chose to discuss her passion for youth advocates and activists, particularly highlighting the work of the Youth for a Change organization.

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My Brain on ASMR

BY ROSA REZANSOFF
@ VOL 23 ON AUG 10, 2019

In her talk, Rosa Rezansoff describes her experience managing her anxiety and depression with ASMR and why ASMR works so well for some. 

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Words for the Wordsmiths - A Poet Laureate's Influences

BY ALAN HILL
@ VOL 23 ON AUG 10, 2019

In his presentation, our speaker Alan Hill gives an overview of the flawed and the flawless - providing to us a journey into the word. 

 

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I am an Ally

BY LORRAINE FLETCHER
@ VOL 23 ON AUG 10, 2019

Our speaker, Lorraine Fletcher, talks about the challenges that friends and family in the LGBTQ2+ community continue to face to become the person that they were meant to be.  She reminds them that allies, community members and the New West Pride Society are there to support them. 

 

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DJing & Creating Safer Space

BY SHANIQUE KELLY
@ VOL 23 ON AUG 10, 2019

Shanique Kelly, DJ Softieshan, talks about what got her into the art of DJing and the importance of representation.

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I’m a Quitter

BY LILY NICHOL
@ VOL 23 ON AUG 10, 2019

Lily Nichol explains the two biggest things she’s done to take control of her life. Get a dog and quit everything.

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Making a Difference

BY JANINE REID
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 02, 2019

Janine speaks about coming out of university in 1968 believing she was supposed to make a difference in the world.  She taught in rural BC in a two-room school. Then as a CUSO cooperant in rural Jamaica, and she returned to Vancouver to teach for 30 years.  Upon retirement she joined the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign in support of African grandmothers caring for children orphaned by AIDS.  Janine spoke about the heroic work of African grandmothers and how the funds raised by the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign are used to rebuild communities and restore hope to those devastated by AIDS.  Her central theme is each of us can take action and work together to make a difference in the world.

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Wheelchairs & Movement

BY LARA DUKE
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 02, 2019

In this presentation, Lara discusses how to use a movement analysis framework to improve how people move during specific skills. She begins this talk with sharing her experiences working with the Canadian National Wheelchair curling team and then transitions into how she teaches the movement analysis framework to 3rd and 4th year students in the Douglas College Bachelor of Physical Education program. Highlights from this talk include experiential learning, technologies for data collection/analysis, and knowledge translation of movement outcomes. 
 
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Teaching Veterinary Technology

BY JENNIFER WAKELING
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 02, 2019

In her presentation, Jennifer talks about how Veterinary Technologists are an essential part of any busy Veterinary Hospital but there is poor awareness of the profession amongst the general public, and it is a difficult job – dangerous (risk of injury from the animals), physical work with long hours and poor pay.

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Living and Grieving in the Age of Climate Change

BY GEORGE BENSEN
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 02, 2019

George talked about his personal experiences of grief as a child, and how what he learned during that early, formative experience has shaped how he thinks about climate change. Weaving together threads of systemic and personal change, challenge, loss, and opportunity, he encouraged the audience to make space to grieve over the things that climate change is taking away from us, and in doing so create emotional and mental space to continue the fight to make the world a better place. 
 
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