Briony Glassco

Briony Glassco

Briony Glassco

 

Civility and the Art of Conversation

January 20th, 1:00-3:00 pm

Kick off the New Year by tossing out some old habits. Understand what your conversational style says about you.

Join Briony Glassco, one of Canada’s leading communication coaches, as she presents the secrets of the best conversationalists.

Learn what techniques communicators use to create authentic and powerful conversations. Make your interactions with your partner, kids, colleagues and friends more meaningful and impactful.

You might be looking to make some real changes in 2016. Are you living in a new paradigm where the kids are gone and you need to find what’s next?

Challenging us to address how we listen, engage and connect, Briony will lead us through the shifts we can make to be successful in our next adventure.

You won’t want to miss this standout start to the Openminds 2016 season!

Malaz Sebai

Malaz Sebai

Malaz Sebai

 

Welcoming Syrian Refugees: A Shared Experience. Learn the PERSONAL stories

January 27th, 1:00-3:00 pm

As a Board Director of Lifeline Syria, Malaz Sebai is helping Canadians take on the largest refugee crisis of our generation. Mr. Sebai will explain the mission of Lifeline Syria, and will be joined by a Canadian sponsor who has gathered her neighbours together to sponsor a family and a Syrian refugee.who will share his inspirational story. Together they will explore how refugee sponsorship can change the lives of refugees and Canadians alike.

Matthew Light

Matthew Light

Matthew Light

 

What does Russia really want and from whom?

February 3rd, 1:00-3:00 pm

With the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, including Russia’s annexation of Crimea and support for separatist rebels elsewhere in Donbass, people in Canada and other western countries are asking what Russia wants. In this presentation, Matthew Light assesses Russia’s motivations and strategic goals in Ukraine, other post-Soviet countries, and the world as whole. What kind of relationship does Russia want with Canada and its NATO allies? What are the West’s options for dealing with Russia? And how are developments in Russian foreign and domestic policy related?

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Dr. Aileen Burford-Mason

Dr. Aileen Burford-Mason

Dr. Aileen Burford-Mason, Ph.D. 

 

Eat Well, Age Better: The evidence-based use of diet and supplements for optimal health and wellness

February 24th, 1:00-3:00 pm

The link between Western-style diets and unhealthy aging is no longer a matter of dispute. However, the public is confused about which diet is best for optimal health because of conflicting nutritional information. This talk will discuss four core principles emerging from the current medical literature on the best diet for healthy longevity, and how to incorporate them into everyday diets.

Doctors are divided on the value of vitamin and mineral supplements. Some doubt they offer benefits, while a growing number say that it is likely that modern diets and fast-paced lifestyles leave us short of critical nutrients. Aileen Burford-Mason will discuss links between nutritional deficiencies and chronic diseases associated with ageing – from cancer and heart disease to diabetes and dementia, and suggest ways that supplements may bridge the gap.

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