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Spotlight On: Winter 2015

Spotlight On: New Speakers, Topics and More!

4 New Speakers

Allan Hawco, best-known as the roguish star of Republic of Doyle, now imparts his high-wattage charisma into his keynotes, emceeing, and endorsement activities. Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? That’s the question Professor Timothy Caulfield asks in his new book debunking the health myths espoused by celebrities. Pamela Meyer’s riveting TED Talk, How to Spot a Liar, has been viewed over nine million times, making it one of the 20 most popular TED talks of all time. A #1 award-winning “creativity crusader”, Professor Darren Dahl is one of ten Canadian professors to receive the 3M National Teaching Fellows Award—Canada’s most prestigious prize for teaching excellence.

3 New Books

Peter Aceto‘s Weology, Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry‘s Performing Under Pressure, and Timothy Caulfield‘s Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?

2 New Topics

Clean Your Cluttered Brain

The Great Re-Write

1 Ground-Breaking Mini-Series

One of the most highly-anticipated Canadian television events in history began airing early in January when CBC TV debuted the mini-series adaptation of Lawrence Hill’s acclaimed novel, The Book of Negroes. Listen to Lawrence’s interview on CBC Radio’s The Current, where he discussed how the book’s themes of slavery and racial tension still resonate today.

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