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The SOLD OUT SPRING 2019 Speaker Event Series begins April 1, 2019!


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Remember to book our Anniversary Event now.

Dr. Brian Goldman - 5th Anniversary Special Event!

April 23, 2019, 2:00 pm at Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts

Purchase this special event starting February 18, 2019




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Upcoming events

    • April 01, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Aurora Cultural Centre


    Kelly Matthews

    Kelly Matthews has a BA from York University specializing in Kinesiology & Health Science, along with a concurrent Certificate in Sport Administration.  She is currently Manager of Seneca College Sport Venue Operations & Community Recreation Programs.   In addition, she does consulting work and has just signed a contract to manage all event operations and logistics for the 5km Walk for the Breast Cancer Society of Canada (May 2019, Winnipeg & Victoria).

    Kelly is the author of two books Eaton Hall: Pride of King Township (2015) and Road to Marylake (2017).  She just received a commission to write the Definitive History of King Township (sponsored by King Township and the King Township Historical Society). 

    Kelly's memberships include King Township Historical Society (Board member), King Township Museum (Board member), Ontario Camps Association (Board member), King Township Heritage Advisory Committee (Vice-Chair), Oak Ridges Trail Association (Honourary Life Member), King Township Women of Influence Giving Circle, and Aurora Historical Society (Member).


    The Road to Marylake

    In 1910, Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, one of Edwardian Canada’s wealthiest men, started building his famed Casa Loma in Toronto. At the same time, he also started work on his country farm and estate in King Township called Lake Marie, named after his first wife, Lady Mary. Created as a place of respite for Pellatt, his wife and their many friends, the property later was developed into an agricultural farm school by a group of Basilian leaders. And in 1942, the Augustinians established a Monastery and Retreat Centre called Marylake on the land they continue to steward today. York Region author Kelly Mathews will present this fascinating story.


    This event is part of the Spring 2019 Speaker series. Register for the Spring 2019 Event Series.

    • April 08, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Aurora Cultural Centre



    Dr. Meb Rashid

    Dr. Rashid has the privilege of spending the last fifteen years of his career working with newly arrived refugees in Canada.  He is the medical director of the Crossroads Clinic, a medical clinic housed in Women’s College Hospital that serves refugees arriving in Toronto.  He also co-founded the Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care, an organization advocating for refugees to access health insurance.  He was on the steering committee of the CCIRH, a group that developed evidence based guidelines for the assessment of newly arrived immigrants and refugees and is a co-founder of the Christie Refugee Health Clinic, a health clinic located in a refugee shelter. 

    In 2016 he was presented with the Presidential Award by the Ontario Medical Association (OMA). This award is given annually to a member of the OMA in recognition of their exceptional and long-lasting humanitarian service. He has written and lectured extensively about the health of refugee populations and has a particular interest in health equity and access to health care.  

    Dr. Rashid is also an Assistant Professor with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at U. of T.

    Maintaining the Best of Both Worlds: Optimizing the Health of Newly Arrived Refugees

    Over 50,000 refugees and refugee claimants arrived in Canada in 2017.  Many originate from areas of the world where the prevalence of diseases are different from the Canadian context.  Some have never had access to primary care.  Most have endured horrific trauma.   Although many refugees require support on arrival, most eventually thrive and become productive members of Canadian society. 

    Dr. Rashid will outline the current demographics of refugee migration globally and within the Canadian context.  He will describe the health challenges that confront this population and the role of health care workers in maintaining the health of refugee populations.

     

    This event is part of the Spring 2019 Speaker series. Register for the Spring 2019 Event Series.

    • April 15, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Aurora Cultural Centre



    Bob Rae

    Born in Ottawa and a graduate of the University of Toronto and Oxford, Bob Rae was first elected to the Parliament of Canada as MP for Broadview in a by-election in 1978. He was re-elected in 1979 and 1980, and resigned his seat in 1982 when elected Leader of the Ontario NDP.  Bob served as Ontario's 21st Premier from 1990 to 1995.  After more than a decade as a partner at Goodmans LLP, Bob returned to federal politics as the MP for Toronto Centre in 2008 in a by-election and then in general elections in that year and 2011.   He was Interim Federal Leader of the Liberal Party in 2011- 2013.  Bob resigned his seat in 2013 to become senior partner at Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP, where he works with First Nations as legal counsel, advisor, and negotiator. 

    He was named Queen's Counsel in 1984, appointed to the Privy Council of Canada in 1998, named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2000, received the Order of Ontario in 2004 and Companion of the Order of Canada in 2015.

    In October, 2017 Bob was appointed as Special Envoy to Myanmar by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In addition to his legal practice, Bob teaches at the University of Toronto as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG), and as Distinguished Professor at Victoria College. He is a Fellow at the Forum of Federations, and consults internationally on governance issues. He has also written five books and two major reports, on the Air India bombing and higher education in Ontario. He writes and speaks regularly on public issues and also does dispute resolution work with ADR Chambers.

    Truth and Reconciliation - what does it really mean for Canada?

    “Truth and Reconciliation” are words we often hear.  What do they really mean for Canada and Canadians?  Our awareness of Canadian history and the Canadian experience is changing as we learn more about our past and our present.  These we cannot change.  But the future is different - how do we want to succeed as a country going forward?  


    This event is part of the Spring 2019 Speaker series. Register for the Spring 2019 Event Series.

    • April 23, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St, Richmond Hill
    • 69
    Register



    Dr. Brian Goldman 

    APRIL 23, 2019 AT 2:00 PM - RICHMOND HILL CENTRE OF PERFORMING ARTS


    Dr. Brian Goldman is one of those rare individuals with success in more than one high pressure field. He is a well-respected emergency physician at Sinai Health System.  For the past 12 years, he has hosted the White Coat, Black Art, a hugely-successful show on CBC Radio One about the patient experience in modern medical culture. He is a doctor who thinks like a patient.

    Dr. Goldman is the author of three bestselling Canadian books. His latest - The Power of Kindness: Why Empathy is Essential in Everyday Life - is his most successful book yet.


    The Power of Kindness in Healthcare

    Modern medicine can cure more diseases and extend life better than ever before. But stress, time pressure, and overspecialization have made the experience for a patient or family member less kind than it could or should be.  As a veteran ER physician, Dr. Brian Goldman knows all about that. He understands the reasons why health professionals do not always act as kindly as they are born to be. He probes the latest science on empathy and kindness and brings the best advice on how to increase kindness in hospitals, beginning with himself.  April 23, 2019 - Dr. Brian Goldman





    • April 23, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Richmond Hill Centre of the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St. Richmond Hill
    • 347
    Register




    Dr. Brian Goldman 

    APRIL 23, 2019 AT 2:00 PM - RICHMOND HILL CENTRE OF PERFORMING ARTS

    Dr. Brian Goldman is one of those rare individuals with success in more than one high pressure field. He is a well-respected emergency physician at Sinai Health System.  For the past 12 years, he has hosted the White Coat, Black Art, a hugely-successful show on CBC Radio One about the patient experience in modern medical culture. He is a doctor who thinks like a patient.

    Dr. Goldman is the author of three bestselling Canadian books. His latest - The Power of Kindness: Why Empathy is Essential in Everyday Life - is his most successful book yet.


    The Power of Kindness in Healthcare

    Modern medicine can cure more diseases and extend life better than ever before. But stress, time pressure, and overspecialization have made the experience for a patient or family member less kind than it could or should be.  As a veteran ER physician, Dr. Brian Goldman knows all about that. He understands the reasons why health professionals do not always act as kindly as they are born to be. He probes the latest science on empathy and kindness and brings the best advice on how to increase kindness in hospitals, beginning with himself.  April 23, 2019 - Dr. Brian Goldman





    • April 29, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Aurora Cultural Centre



    Pearce J. Carefoote

    Pearce J. (P.J.) Carefoote is the Head of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto. He holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology in Church History from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium and a Master of Information Studies from the University of Toronto. He is the author of Great and Manifold: A Celebration of the Bible in English, Calvin by the Book, and Forbidden Fruit: Banned, Censored and Challenged Books from Dante to Harry Potter.

    Forbidden Fruit: Banned, Censored, and Challenged books from Dante to Harry Potter

    From the time of Socrates, society has tried to control the expression of thought. This lecture takes a quick look at the way in which censorship has manifested itself in Western civilization from the time of the Renaissance to the present day, especially as new challenges to freedom of expression are once again beginning to manifest themselves among us.

     

    This event is part of the Spring 2019 Speaker series. Register for the Spring 2019 Event Series.

    • May 06, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Aurora Cultural Centre



       

    Alexander Gates

    Alexander Gates has held the position of Executive Director and Curator of the Canadian Automotive Museum in Oshawa, Ontario since 2014. He previously served as the Executive Director of the North Berrien Historical Museum in Coloma, Michigan. He holds a B.A. in international relations from Drake University and a Master's of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto.

    120 Years of Fear and Fascination with the Automobile

    More than a century ago, fear and fascination gripped horse owners with the introduction of mass-produced automobiles, and today modern Canadians grapple over the idea of autonomous vehicles ruling the roads. Gates will explore our complicated history with the automobile and its technological evolution in Canada using examples from the Canadian Automotive Museum's collection.


    This event is part of the Spring 2019 Speaker series. Register for the Spring 2019 Event Series.

    • May 13, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Aurora Cultural Centre

       

    Professor Jamie Cameron

    Professor Jamie Cameron has been a full-time member of the faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School since 1984. Professor Cameron’s research and teaching interests focus on the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, freedom of expression and the press, the Supreme Court of Canada, criminal law, American constitutional law, and judicial biography. She has argued cases for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association at the Supreme Court of Canada.

    Professor Cameron was a Vice-President of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association for 20 years, and for 10 years served on the Board of Directors for the BC Civil Liberties Association. She has been on a number of boards over the years. At present, she is a member of the Ontario Review Board, which makes decisions under the Criminal Code about mentally disordered offenders. 

    She last spoke to TALYR members in 2016 concerning the Supreme Court and the cases it hears.

    Full Disclosure: Beverly McLachlin, former Chief Justice of Canada

    This talk will provide a biographical sketch of former Chief Justice McLaughlin, highlighting her career and accomplishments.  It will discuss some of her most important Supreme Court of Canada decisions and her legacy, as the first woman to be named Chief Justice of Canada, and the longest-serving Chief Justice in Canada's history.  The talk might even include a few comments on her novel, published in 2018: Full Disclosure.

    This event is part of the Spring 2019 Speaker series. Register for the Spring 2019 Event Series.

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November 05, 2018 Does the Punishment fit the Crime? How Judges Sentence Offenders in Canada
October 29, 2018 End of WWII
October 22, 2018 How to Protect Your Privacy Before it’s Taken Away: Embed Privacy, by Design
October 15, 2018 Wrongful Convictions in Canada
October 01, 2018 Surnames and History
September 24, 2018 Use of Music in Film
September 17, 2018 Ridgeway 1866: The Hidden History of Canada’s First Modern Battle and the Last Battle Fought in Ontario.
August 06, 2018 Fall 2018 Speaker Series - SOLD OUT
May 14, 2018 Perspectives on the Federal Government
May 07, 2018 Bomb Girls: Trading Aprons for Ammo
April 30, 2018 Richard III: Monstrous or Misunderstood
April 23, 2018 Gardens: A Microcosm for the World’s Environmental Health Issues
April 16, 2018 Engineering Moneyball in Hockey, Baseball and Beyond
April 09, 2018 Orphan 32
February 26, 2018 Spring 2018 Speaker Event Series - PURCHASE series beginning February 26th at 9:00 am
October 30, 2017 Designing a good community to live in
October 23, 2017 Triage for Extinction – Which Species should we Save?
October 16, 2017 The Amazing Universe
October 02, 2017 The United Nations in the Modern World: Blessing or Burden
September 25, 2017 Where Ideas Come From
September 18, 2017 Canadian Fascination with Weather
September 11, 2017 The Symphonies of Mozart - the evolution of genius
July 31, 2017 Fall 2017 Speaker Event Series - SOLD OUT!
May 15, 2017 The Great Lakes: A History of Water Quality and Water Politics
May 08, 2017 Shakespeare – Confronting the Vexed Authorship Question
May 01, 2017 The Great American Songbook 101 - Dissecting the American Songbook
April 24, 2017 Canada on the World Stage: Past, Present and Future
April 10, 2017 Understanding Japanese Society and Culture
April 03, 2017 Bees, Importance and Diversity
October 31, 2016 The Result of Rebellion: North American Political Prisoners in van Diemen's Land
October 24, 2016 Come from the Shadows: Tales of Ontario Archaeology
October 17, 2016 Brazil: Past and Present
September 26, 2016 The Great Escape: A Canadian Story.
September 19, 2016 Dancing on the Edge: Athleticism and Emotion
September 12, 2016 How Music can Impact Health
August 08, 2016 Fall 2016 Speaker Event Series
May 16, 2016 Tin Pan Alley: the Art and Business of the Popular Song
May 09, 2016 Is War still a Rational Option for Conflict Resolution?
May 02, 2016 Why Canadian History is Not Boring!
April 25, 2016 St Petersburg and the Hermitage: Wonder and Opulence
April 18, 2016 Taking it to the Top: The Supreme Court of Canada and the Cases it Hears
April 11, 2016 Food Insecurity, Consumerism and the Corporatization of Food
November 02, 2015 We Animals: Jo-Anne's Journey and Adventures as an Animal Rights Photographer
October 26, 2015 Footbridges as Philanthropy: Bringing Social Change to a Walking World
October 19, 2015 Sir Winston Churchill - A True Renaissance Man
October 05, 2015 How to become an opera buff in under an hour!
September 28, 2015 Ontario’s Opportunities in a Changing Climate
September 21, 2015 The Russia-Ukraine Affair – “my lie is truer than your lie"
August 03, 2015 Fall 2015 Speaker Event Series
May 25, 2015 The Greater Golden Horseshoe in the 21st Century
May 11, 2015 Modern Middle East
May 04, 2015 Happiness
April 27, 2015 Dimensions of Aging: Realities, Intervention, Prevention
April 20, 2015 Produced and abandoned: the best films you have never seen!
April 13, 2015 Innovation in China's Development
November 03, 2014 Pursuit of the Real
October 27, 2014 Prisoners of Tehran
October 06, 2014 Loving Water
September 29, 2014 The European Union: Innovation from Crisis
September 22, 2014 The Aging Brain: Opportunities & Challenges
September 15, 2014 The Play's the Thing - or Is It?
May 26, 2014 Our ailing Parliamentary Democracy - Can it Recover?
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