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Death with dignity
Death with dignity Critically ill individuals who are suffering unbearably from an incurable medical condition should have the right to choose a peaceful and dignified death. Grace Pastine is a lawyer and the Litigation Director for the British Columbia Civil Liberties …
Are you ready for a world full of flying robots?
Are you ready for a world full of flying robots? Drones are revolutionizing civilian applications. To realize their potential, we must address both the outstanding technological challenges of drones and social barriers to drone technology. Dr. Homayoun Najjaran is an Associate Professor …
We are citizens first
We are citizens first To be a citizen is a powerful thing. It provides us with an unprecedented sense of belonging because it comes with responsibilities, rights, privileges and entitlements. Yet, these days a ‘citizen’ is a rare term in the …
Discipline or Regret – A Father’s Decision
Discipline or Regret - A Father's Decision During end-of-life reflection, many people express regret for opportunities missed. Here, a father explains his efforts to avoid this scenario and shares the surprising source of his inspiration. David Knapp-Fisher is a father, husband and …
Beekeeping – a challenged profession
Beekeeping – a challenged profession This talk explores why bees are crucial for our food supply and why beekeepers are in the news, the challenges they face, and what we can do to help. Dr. Marta Guarna is a scientist working on …
The cultural taboos of suicide and mental illness
The cultural taboos of suicide and mental illness Suicide and mental illness are stigmatized and painful for everyone affected. By destigmatizing them, the misery they cause will be diminished. John Nieuwenburg is an award winning business coach who works with business owners …
Masturbation Myths
This talk will walk you through the emotionally charged myths and misconceptions surrounding masturbation. Dr. Teesha Morgan is a Sex Therapist and Couples Counsellor, author, sexual educator and co founder of The Westland Academy of Clinical Sex Therapy. Email: connect@teeshamorgan.com
The Risks of Distracted Driving
The Risks of Distracted Driving Brad was driving and texting. He blew through a red light and was crushed by a semi truck. He experienced the dangers of distracted driving first hand. Brad Gorski is a 30 year old Vancouver resident who …
Fixing the childhood obesity epidemic
Fixing the childhood obesity epidemic Fixing the childhood obesity epidemic Childhood obesity is becoming the #1 preventable disease amongst children in the world. Childhood obesity is becoming the #1 preventable disease amongst children in the world. Despite this, the needle continues to …

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