Entries by TEDxKanata

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Introducing Sheema Khan

Self proclaimed ‘Canadian hockey mom’ Sheema Khan emigrated from India to Montreal at three years of age. Sheema enjoyed immersing herself in Quebecois culture and cheering for the Montreal Canadiens. She earned her Masters in Physics and a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from Harvard University. She also completed post-doctoral research at MIT and McGill. She […]

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Introducing Alex Munter

  Alex Munter has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) since 2011, but hes been an activist for public policy issues since elected as a municipal councillor at 23 years old.   Before joining CHEO Alex led Ottawa and Ontario to stronger public, mental and childrens health programs. As […]

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Introducing Bruce Linton

  Bruce Linton plays double duty as CEO of telecommunications software company Martello Technologies and CEO and co-founder of Canopy Growth, a medical marijuana provider.    Under Bruce’s helm, Martello was named Ottawa’s Fastest Growing Company 2015 after achieving three-year revenue growth of over 600 per cent. While headquartered in Ottawa, Martello has staff in Canada, the United […]

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Heidi’s Favourite TED Talk

Talk: re:Think Children’s Media by Lesli Rotenberg, Senior VP, Children’s Media at PBS Link: http://www.tedxsmu.org/talks/leslie-rotenberg-rethink-childrens-media-tedxsmu-2012/ Why: I love Lesli Rotenberg’s talk because, as a mother and media professional, I think a lot about the impact of media on children and am interested in viewpoints offered on it. However, I have found that there is a […]

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Review of TED 2015 and TEDActive

I had the pleasure of travelling to Vancouver and Whistler last week to absorb TED 2015, and participate in TED Active. It was 5 days of talks and over 100 speakers yet somehow it seemed to abruptly end on Friday.  Just as quickly as it began, it was over.  This surprised me for some reason, […]

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Angela’s Favourite TED Talk

Talk: Changing Education Paradigms by Ken Robinson Why: Ken Robinson’s TED talk “Changing Education Paradigms” is one of my favourites. There are many different types of learning and many different types of intelligence. Unfortunately, as Robinson notes, our current system doesn’t always encourage people to work with their strengths, and thus limits them from achieving […]

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Deborah’s Favourite TED Talk

Talk: TEDxFlanders – Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHEMVhNEIuI Why: A World Champion Skydiver’s Story of Survival and What It Taught Him About Fear, Adversity, and Success! This is not only a story of survival, it is an inspirational story of following your dreams, overcoming obstacles and achieving success.  Dan B.C., as he is known in the […]

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Introducing John Fleischauer

John Fleischauer — @bigtalljohn — is a professional speaker and a senior member of Halogen Software’s talent acquisition team. As the world’s only “Recruitment & Talent Branding Magician”, he is an expert at using LinkedIn as a professional resource, and an evangelist of social tools and talent branding as a way of achieving tangible and […]

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Marise’s Favourite TED Talk

Talk: “Your body language shapes who you are” by Amy Cuddy Link: http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are?language=en Why: Aside from using humour and scientific evidence (which happen to be two of my favourite things) to back her claims about body language and its effect on life outcomes, Amy Cuddy’s TED talk mostly appealed to me because it was just at […]

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Leading the Charge: Presenting Janice McDonald

She is a serial entrepreneur, a role model, and a constant innovator. Her name is Janice McDonald, and she is a change agent in today’s business landscape. You likely don’t even know it, but chances are you have bought or heard of a product from one of her companies. For me, it was a onesie […]