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June 20, 2014
1:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Stouffville, ON

TEDxStouffville 2014
RenovaTED: Building our Future
Like a tired house in need of some changes, sometimes a community needs a reno project. If you think it’s time to tear down a few tired old walls that block our vision of the future, then this event is for you. Attend an afternoon listening to speakers who have taken a metaphorical sledgehammer to some outdaTED structures and drafTED some interesting possibilities for a renovaTED community. Maybe we’ll knock down some old frames of mind and set up sturdier supports. Margart Mead has staTED, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Join us and be stimulaTED by the ideas. Who knows what will be created?

19 on the Park
19 Civic Avenue
Stouffville, ON, L4A 1G6
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Isaac Bogoch

Isaac Bogoch is an Internist and Infectious Diseases specialist with a focus on Tropical Medicine and HIV at the University Health Network in Toronto.

Susan Bosak

Susan Bosak co-founded the Legacy Project, an international research, education, and social innovation group dedicated to inspired lives, stronger communities, and a more sustainable world.

Samir Sinha

Dr. Samir Sinha is a passionate and respected advocate for the needs of older adults.Dr. Sinha currently serves as the Director of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals in Toronto and in 2012 he was appointed by the Government of Ontario government to serve as the expert lead of the Ontario's Seniors Strategy. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Family and Community Medicine, and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also serves as the Chair of the Health Professionals Advisory Committee of the Toronto Central LHIN, is a Medical Advisor to the Toronto Central CCAC and an Associate Fellow with interRAI. A Rhodes Scholar, after completing his undergraduate medical studies at the University of Western Ontario, he obtained a Masters in Medical History and a Doctorate in Sociology at the University of Oxford’s Institute of Ageing. After returning to pursue postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto, Dr. Sinha went to the United States where he served as the inaugural Erickson/Reynolds Fellow in Clinical Geriatrics, Education and Leadership at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Gavin Armstrong

Gavin Armstrong is a PhD candidate at the University of Guelph and the President and CEO of the Lucky Iron Fish™ Project, a social enterprise attempting to alleviate iron deficiency using a simple health innovation in Cambodia and beyond. A long term advocate and activist against hunger and malnutrition, Gavin is the first Canadian to receive the William J. Clinton Award for international work against hunger and is the inaugural recipient of the international Michaelle Jean Emergency Hunger Relief Award.

Deborah Whale

Deborah Whale is the Vice President of Clovermead Farms Inc., a dairy farm which also generates electricity via two anaerobic digesters. She currently serves on several boards including as Vice-Chair of the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission; the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame; the Grand River Raceway; the Ontario Power Authority; and the Community Council of the Waterloo-Wellington LHIN. She is a Past Chair of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization; the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario; and the Poultry Industry Council. She has also served on the National Board of Directors of Farm Credit Canada and on the Advisory Board of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and was a Founding Member of the Ontario Livestock and Poultry Council. She is a graduate of Queen’s University and was awarded a PAg Hon from the Ontario Institute of Agrology.

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Stouffville, Canada


Toronto Ontario, Canada