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Theme: (de)mystify

In an ever-changing world of technology, cryptocurrencies, evolving notions of human rights and equality, the limits of human understanding continue to grow. How do we take difficult or esoteric concepts, and make them clearer and easier to understand? The theme for the 2019 conference is (de)mystify, and that's what we aim to do at the next conference.

ABOUT

Session 1

10am-11:30am

 

Michelle Hillier

Get up and dance with Groove Activations (performance is interactive).

 

Dr. Ashley Rubin

Dr. Rubin explores the history behind the modern industrial prison system.

 

Craig Gibson

Craig discusses data security in a world of ever-changing cyber threats.

 

Dr. Nadia Hirani

Veterinarian Dr. Hirani explores the link between mental health and pet ownership.

Session 2

12:30pm-2:30PM

Wali Shah

Mississauga's poet laureate drops some words of wisdom (spoken word performance).

 

Thea Kurdi

Thea explains how we can build for accessibility. 

 

Dr. Marwa Azab

Psychologist Dr. Azab asks, "Can pain make us stronger?"

 

Dr. Ruth Ross

Dr. Ross enlightens us about every Canadians new favorite flower: cannabis.

 

Arlene Paculan

Mississauga's talented Arlene will serenade you with her award-winning voice.

 

SESSION 3

3PM-4pm

Netra Unni Rajesh

Super student Netra Rajesh (CalTech, MIT, UofT) shows the world what youth can do when empowered by Science, Technology, Arts and Math (STEAM). 

 

Dr. Ronit Wilk

Artist and academic, Dr. Wilk, takes us into the microscopic world to reveal unseen beauty.

 

Ishwaria Chandrabala

Traditional indian dance performance.

 

January 2019 Speakers

Dr. Rubin is an assistant professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Toronto... (read more)

University of Toronto (Mississauga)

DR. ASHLEY RUBIN

Dr. Azab is an adjunct professor of psychology and human development... (read more)

California State University

DR. MARWA AZAB

Dr. Hirani is a mother, veterinarian and entrepreneur... (read more)

Foxboro Veterinary Hospital

DR. NADIA HIRANI

As a United Nations Delegate to China... (read more)

Trend Micro, Threat Defense Architect

CRAIG GIBSON

Thea is the host of the award-winning Accessibility Edge radio show, and a member of the RAIC’s Age Friendly Housing Task Force... (read more)

DesignABLE Environments Inc.

THEA KURDI

Netra is a 3rd-year Engineering Science student at the University of Toronto with a specialization in Biomedical engineering... (read more)

Student, University of Toronto

NETRA UNNI RAJESH

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Ruth Ross is engaged in research into the molecular pharmacology of the cannabinoids and ... (read more)

University of Toronto

DR. RUTH ROSS

Artists & Entertainers

Mississauga Convention Centre

January 19th, 2019 | 10am to 4pm

Community Partners & Sponsors

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Mississauga Convention Centre
75 Derry Road West | Mississauga, ON | L5W 1G3

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