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Theme: HUMAN

This event occurred on
February 24, 2024
Hamilton, Ontario

This year's TEDxMcMasterU conference aims to explore the multifaceted theme of being human, delving into the psychological, spiritual, cultural, societal and transformative aspects that shape our humanity. Performers will unravel the complexities of our shared human experience, offering unique perspectives on the challenges, triumphs, and evolving narratives that define us. Join us for a thought-provoking journey that explores the diverse facets that make each of us a vital note in the human experience.

L.R. Wilson Concert Hall (McMaster University)
1280 Main St. West
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L8
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Gissele Damiani-Taraba

Masters in Epidemiology, Social Work
Gissele Taraba (She/Her) was born in Lima, Peru and has been living in Canada for over 30 years. She has a double Masters, one in Epidemiology and another one in Social Work. Gissele has worked in the not-for-profit field in leadership for over 14 years and is a mother of two beautiful children. She is also co-owner of the Maitri Centre and is the host of the Love and Compassion podcast with Gissele where she speaks to people about the transformative power of self-compassion and self-kindness. She recently published her first book, Reimagining Work: from suffering at work to creating a more loving, compassionate, abundant and spiritually aligned life to help others live the life of their dreams. In her book, she discusses how we can transform the world of work into something we all want to do on Monday morning

Organizing team


Hamilton, ON, Canada


Hamilton, ON, Canada
  • Mansi Patel
    Team member