||"The Mask Messenger" - Masks are usually thought of as something that hide and conceal.
Through an engaging mix of monologue, physical comedy, and theatre, Marla will illustrate the artistic, cultural and
psychological use of masks throughout history. In short vignettes, she will expand the concept of a mask to include
body language, makeup, jewelry, and the many faces we all wear daily. This feature presentation will certainly prove
to be very enlightening.
|Toronto performing artist (Ryerson Theatre School graduate), poet, musician|
||"Challenges of Broadcast Journalism" - With over 30 years of journalistic experience with CTV,
our speaker will offer a frank discussion with his audience about the demands and expectations of this unique occupation.
Ken's wide range of personal experiences will provide an insight into the behind-the-scenes of developing and producing a balanced
and informative daily news presentation. Ample time will be allowed for the audience to interact with Ken by posing questions of
their own. i.e. everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.
|National Editor and Anchor, week days CTV News
||"Violence Against Women in Canada" - Acts of male-to-female violence are not rare
incidents and, in fact, can happen to any woman. Further, contrary to popular belief, women in Canada are much safer on the
streets than they are behind closed doors. Dr. DesKeseredy will set out to debunk myths about this major social problem,
summarize key research findings, outline the major sources of violence against women, and offer policy recommendations.
Dr. Walter DesKeseredy
| Professor of Criminology, UOIT. Author and co-author of numerous scientific journal articles and books
||"Memory and Aging: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What You Can Do About It" - Our speaker will address: |
Memory and cognition: What changes and what doesn't as we age?
Factors affecting memory (including dementia, health conditions, and lifestyle choices)
Strategies we can all use to improve our memory functioning.
This non-technical presentation should prove informative for all age groups.
Dr. Nicole Anderson
|Assoc. Professor, Departments of Medicine (Psychiatry) and Psychology, U.of T., Senior Scientist, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest.
||"Current Environmental Issues in Ontario Impacting Durham Region" - The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario is
the province's independent environmental watchdog. Appointed by the Legislative Assembly, Commissioner Miller is tasked with monitoring and reporting
on the government’s compliance with the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) and their success in addressing key environmental issues, e.g. reducing
greenhouse gas emissions and achieving greater energy conservation. His office is also crucial in helping all Ontarians use and understand our
rights under the EBR. His presentation will inform us on current issues from the perspective of Durham Region residents.
|Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
||"Personal Remembrances During WW II" - Our speaker was born in Holland and spent his
childhood years there during the war. He will share his memories with us and relate just what it was like living under German
occupation for nearly five years. He will highlight for us three very specific and memorable events from those early years. A
personal memoir not to be missed.
|Retired superintendent, Durham District Board of Education, DLL long-standing member
|| "The Lives of Writers" - Our speaker will be discussing various Canadian writers
she has interviewed during her many years as host of the CBC program "Writers and Company".
|Host & co-founder of CBC Radio's "Writers & Company", author
||"Sustainable Solutions For Energetic and Environmental Issues" - Achieving solutions to environmental problems that
we face today require long-term potential actions for sustainable development. There are critical challenges to overcome and to make systems and
applications more efficient, cost effective, commercially viable, secure, environmentally benign, and more sustainable. Our presenter will
address these through introducing new technologies and research outcomes and highlighting their importance through case studies and projects.
Dr. Ibrahim Dincer
|Professor of Mechanical Engineering, UOIT. Vice-President for World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies.
Author and co-author of numerous scientific journal articles and books.