August 2, 2019 by Speakers' Spotlight
In the News: Talking AI, Improv, and Apollo 11
Our impressive roster of speakers are often asked to contribute articles or commentary in their fields of expertise. Here’s a round-up of some select media coverage in July 2019 where our speakers have been featured:
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Susan Aglulark is the new inductee into the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame in recognition of her 25-year career, which has led her to reflect on who she is, where she comes from and the importance of discovery.
“It is truly an honour to receive this award,” reflects Aglukark. “I believe we are living in times when our collective stories are more potent in the larger Canadian/historical context and what a privilege to have opportunities to tell these truths. Matna! Thank you!”
The Honourable Rona Ambrose spoke with Katie Simpson in an interview with CBC News Network’s Power & Politics about striking a new trade deal with the UK, saying there is no point on moving forward until post-Brexit.
Jann Arden is narrating a new animated web series on the realities of being a caregiver, a topic near to her heart as she spent more than a decade caring for her parents. Growing Together covers the anxieties, loneliness, frustrations, and general realities of life as a modern caregiver. Jann says it’s the kind of resource she wished she had while helping her parents. From the article:
“I’m a little jealous, I wish I could have looked at these things when I was starting down that road,” Arden says. “But they are here now and I think this is the tip of the iceberg for them. They could really expand on this program and a lot of good will come from it. And, if nothing else, a conversation where people aren’t ashamed to talk about it.”
For Business Insider’s Competitive Edge series, Andrew Au was asked to forecast the ways AI will power retail growth in the grocery industry.
In promotion of their new improv show “The Script Tease”, Matt Baram and Naomi Snieckus joined Breakfast Television and took on the role as BT hosts.
Dr. Roberta Bondar spoke with CBC News as part of their Moon Landing: 50th Anniversary series on her journey to becoming the first Canadian woman and neurologist to fly in space.
“I certainly was the most educated person — academically — that has gone into space for Canada … because I did not want people to ignore me as a woman.”
Thrive Global, founded by Arianna Huffington, spoke with Michael Kerr on how to say “no” to your boss with looking lazy or incompetent. Michael says it’s not about just saying no, but about how you can say “yes” together.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Nicole Stott was often featured in the news to talk about this historic event:
- “Nasa’s Nicole Stott on Life Aboard the ISS as the Only Woman” via The Telegraph
- “Retired Astronaut Says Returning to the Moon Isn’t Just About Getting There — But Staying”
- “Meet Retired NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott” via Yahoo News