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Theme: Evolution of Perspectives

June 1, 2022
3:00pm - 9:00pm MDT
(UTC -6hrs)
Edmonton, Alberta
This event is open to the public.
Tickets are available.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

Our ideas and viewpoints change over time whether that's within a profession, within an academic field or throughout an individual's own experience. For the first annual TEDxWhyteAve event, we want to explore how people's perceptions have changed throughout their lives and the future implications they create!

Betty Andrews Recital Hall
11110 104 Avenue NW
Room 11-150
Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 1M9
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Dr. Don Page

Theoretical Physicist
Dr. Don Page is a highly accredited theoretical physicist, receiving his PhD in 1976 from The California Institute of Technology and working closely with professor Stephen Hawking during that time. He is now a researcher and professor at the University of Alberta. Dr. Pages' talk will focus on how our views of the universe have changed and speculations on how these views will develop in the future.

Dr. Hassaan Tohid

Dr. Hassaan Tohid, MBBS,SUDCC, CCATP is a 2 times TEDx speaker, neuroscientist and a board certified substance abuse clinician in addiction counseling. He has written and published more than 50 scientific peer-reviewed articles & book chapters, mainly related to neuroscience and mental health. He also authored some books and is the senior editor of the Springer Book “International Medical Graduates in the United States A Complete Guide to Challenges and Solutions 1st ed. 2021 Edition. Dr. Tohid is also the founder of the California Institute of Behavioral Neurosciences and Psychology and trains medical students on research and related subjects. He also served as the faculty of neurology and psychiatry and later served as a course director of psychiatry for Scholar-Rx/FirstAid USMLE-Rx. He is also known for his motivational talks among students and peers.

Organizing team


Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • Ahmad Refaat
  • Brian Kong
  • Derek Lum
  • Fathi Abu-Sharkh
  • sydney peskett