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This event occurred on
March 23, 2013
1:00pm - 5:00pm ADT
(UTC -3hrs)
Sackville, NB

TEDxMountAllisonUniversity was an afternoon full of inspiration for students, alumni and the public to enjoy!

Tweedie Hall
Wallace McCain Student Centre
62 York Street
Sackville, NB, E4L 1H3
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Noel Baldwin

Born and raised in Ottawa, Noel Baldwin has worked for nearly a decade on postsecondary education policy issues with a particular interest in promoting opportunity and excellence in Canada’s postsecondary education systems. He is currently the Coordinator for Postsecondary Education at the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), which brings together the 23 provincial and territorial ministers responsible for education in Canada. He joined CMEC from the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation, where he contributed to the fourth edition of The Price of Knowledge in 2009, which remains Canada’s most influential work on access to postsecondary education and student finance. While he was a student at Mount Allison University, Noel studied international relations and economics, served a term as president of the students’ union, and lent his voice to CHMA radio. He is a sports fan with a passion for travel, both around the world and across the country, and he is equally excited to try to see every major league baseball stadium as he is to visit every provinces and territory in Canada (an accomplishment he plans to complete in 2013). Noel and his partner, Jill, have lived in Toronto since 2010.

Drew Dudley

A member of the Mount Allison Class of 2001, Drew Dudley is the Co-Founder of Conduct Becoming: Mount Allison Voices Against Cancer, and the former National Chair of Canada’s largest fundraiser for post-secondary students: Shinerama: Students Fighting Cystic Fibrosis. After serving as the Director of Canada’s largest university leadership development program, he founded Nuance Leadership in 2010, and works with organizations around the world to empower people to develop their leadership capacity. He has spoken to over 100,000 people around the world, and appeared on The Huffington Post,, and the main page of

Dawn Arnold

Dawn Arnold is the Chair of the Frye Festival, Canada’s only bilingual international literary Festival and Atlantic Canada’s largest literary happening ( and she is a Councillor at Large for the City of Moncton. With over twenty years of experience in the literary world (book and magazine publishing, corporate writing and business/strategic planning) Dawn brings a passion for words to everything she does, but is particularly proud of the enormous impact that the Frye Festival is having on youth literacy in New Brunswick. Dawn serves on a variety of community boards and has received a number of awards for her volunteer work, including the Order of New Brunswick and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto, the Radcliffe Publishing Program at Harvard and the Governance Essentials Program at the Institute of Corporate Directors/Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Dawn lives in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada with her husband Paul Goobie and children Emma and Zack.

Mark Fry

Mark Fry was born and raised in Windsor, Nova Scotia and has spent nearly the last decade teaching, practicing and promoting meditation. After graduating from Mount Allison with a degree in business and religion, Mark spent his initial few post graduate years working in business and then with at-risk youth. Amazed at the transformation he experienced in the Art of Living course he attended in Halifax, Mark decided that a different path would be right for him and began working full time with the Art of Living Foundation. His work since has ranged from helping survivors of Katrina manage post-traumatic stress; being the in-country director for Nouvelle Vie, a community development program for youth in post-hurricane Haiti; acting as Canadian director for Prison SMART, a rehabilitation program for inmates; teaching meditation and breathing techniques to people from eight to eighty years old; and now acting as assistant director for the Art of Living Centre in St. Mathieu du Parc and managing the Canadian arm of Sri Sri Ayurveda, promoting ancient, holistic medicine.

Peter Loewen

Peter Loewen is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Toronto. He is interested in understanding how citizens understand politics and decide whether to participate. He is also interested in understanding how politicians choose to represent citizens. When he's not working he's riding a motorcycle in far flung places.

Mark Black

Best-selling author of the acclaimed self-help book, “Live Life from the Heart: 52 Weeks to a Life of Passion and Purpose” and founder of Adversus Communications Inc, Mark Black is a Heart and Double-Lung Transplant Recipient, 4-Time Marathon Runner, Speaker, Trainer, Coach and Advocate. Mark learned about life by facing death. Born with a congenital heart defect, Mark battled heart disease for twenty-three years before he faced the biggest obstacle of his life. In May 2001, at twenty-three years old, Mark was told he had less than two years to live, unless a donor could be found and a dangerous heart and double-lung transplant. After a 10 month wait, and near death, Mark received a life-saving heart and double-lung transplant. Since that day, he has beaten all the odds and uses his new gift of life to inspire people to “transform adversity into a competitive advantage”. Mark has worked with organizations of all sizes and age ranges, from student leadership groups to Fortune 500 companies.Mark’s presentations have inspired nearly 100,000 people across North America and his best-selling book has impacted the lives of countless others. In addition to his professional work, Mark also dedicates his time to promoting organ and tissue donation and to those closest to him, his wife Marise and their two children Emma and Matteo. For more information about Mark, go to:

Alex Fancy

Professor Emeritus, Mount Allison University; Faculty, Middlebury College (VT, summer); Prix dialogue du lieutenant-gouverneur for contributions to bilingualism and biculturalism in New Brunswick; Paul Paré Medal (Teaching, research and scholarship, Mount Allison); 3M National Teaching Fellow; founding Chair, Council of 3M National Teaching Fellows; Association of Atlantic Universities Distinguished Teacher Award (first recipient); Herbert and Leota Tucker Teaching Award (Mount Allison, first recipient); Mount Allison University Alumni Distinguished Service Medal; various administrative positions. Director of Tintamarre, a bilingual theatre company, more than one hundred productions, workshops in several countries. Tintamarre is best known for their school tours of collaborative productions with activist themes.

Caroline Savoie

Caroline Savoie is an 18 year old singer-songwriter-composer with over 70 original songs to her credit. Inspired by everyday life and mostly composed on her acoustic guitar, she brings the same crisp, inventive phrasing and soulful tone to each individual song, regardless of genre, making it distinctively her own. She sang for the first time in front of an audience in 2008. Since that time, singing and playing guitar has been her passion.

Organizing team


Sackville, Nb, Canada
  • Erika Maxwell
  • Jeehan Jawed
  • Matt Brown
  • Emily Fuller
  • Rachel Cooney
  • Caitlyn Eisenhauer
  • Brandon Williams
  • Philippe LeBoeuf
  • Karina De Mello Arantes
  • Ben Wilson
    Masters of Ceremony
  • Alex Whynot
    Masters of Ceremony
  • Kaitlyn McCain
    Camera Tech