Larry D. Rose is the author of the newly-released Ten Decisions: Canada’s Best, Worst and Most Far Reaching Decisions of the Second World War.
He is also the author of Mobilize! Why Canada Was Unprepared for the Second World War, published by Dundurn in 2013. His articles on Canadian military history have appeared in the Globe and Mail, the National Post and Esprit de Corps magazine.
Rose was born in Trail, BC. He has B.A. and M.A. degrees in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Victoria. He worked for more than 45 years in broadcasting and spent four years as an Assistant Professor of Broadcast Journalism at the BC Institute of Technology in Vancouver.
For the 24 years prior to his retirement Rose worked for CTV News in Ontario. For six years he was the Producer of the “CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson”.
In his military career Rose was commissioned in the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps in 1966. He later served in the British Columbia Regiment in Vancouver. He retired as a captain.
Rose is a member of Branch 165, Royal Canadian Legion and the Royal Canadian Military Institute. He lives in Toronto.
Tim Burrows is a retired Vice President of Forty Creek Distillery and a graduate of the University of Toronto. He is an member of GHEVA (Golden Horseshoe Electric Vehicle Association), the Southern Ontario Tesla Owners Club and the Electric Vehicle Society. Tim and his wife Lesley have lived in Carlisle for the past 23 years. Continue reading Tim Burrows Talks Electric Cars, March 27, 2018→
Gut health is a hot topic but what does it mean? Discover the unfolding story of the trillions of bacteria that we live with everyday and how they determine everything about us. If we want to be the best we can be, avoid debilitating health conditions, then we really need to understand our gut bacteria and how they help us thrive. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes all have a gut health connection – everything does but so does longevity, better brain function and vitality. Learn the essentials of feeding your gut in order to thrive and be glorious. Continue reading No Gut No Glory, Lorene Sauro, B.A., R.H.N. February 27, 2018→
James Andrew Coyne (born December 23, 1960) is a Canadian columnist with the National Post and a member of the At Issue panel on CBC’s The National. Previously, he has been national editor for Maclean’s and a columnist with the Globe and Mail.
Early life and education
Coyne was born in Ottawa, Ontario, the son of Hope Meribeth Cameron (née Stobie) and James Coyne, who was governor of the Bank of Canada from 1955 to 1961. His paternal great-grandfather was historian and lawyer James Henry Coyne. His sister is actress Susan Coyne. He is also the cousin of constitutional lawyer Deborah Coyne, who is the mother of Pierre Trudeau’s youngest child. Continue reading Andrew Coyne, November 28, 2017→
Roger’s impressive career has been built on the fundamentals of data analysis, predictive modeling and related decision-making. Roger has an outstanding unmatched skill-set in the field of predictive modeling and has completed numerous studies and research on decision heuristics and biases, developing reasoning methods and processes around systemic design and game theory. Roger has built a successful consulting practice around this unique knowledge base and has joined Lendified’s management team to oversee the credit modeling activities and all data analytics related to our loan portfolio.
Roger previously held the responsibility as Vice President Analytics with Equifax Canada, where he spearheaded key credit risk management projects for major financial institutions in the Americas, Europe and Asia. His experience in analytics started with Dun & Bradstreet in Europe; with NPD Canada, a leading provider in market intelligence; and with Rogers Communications for business intelligence. He currently teaches part-time on data analytics with the University of Toronto.
Roger is a Lieutenant Colonel in the French reserve forces as a Specialist in intelligence and information operations. He teaches operational planning at the Canadian Forces College and is the Deputy Defense Attaché with the French embassy. Roger holds a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from Paris University, a MBA from Queen’s University, and a Master in Defense Studies with the Royal Military College.
“With the speed of change in technology and customer demand for quick responses, 24/7 availability and fast, objective technologically driven decision –making processes create a unique way of supporting the Small Business marketplace.”
The Toronto Whiff of Grape will hold a reunion to celebrate our 50th Anniversary at: The York Club, 135 St. George Street, Toronto
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017, 6:00pm (SHARP!)
The black-tie evening will include a reception with drinks & hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast, a 3-course gourmet dinner followed by port & stilton, a surprise visitor, a group photo and an anniversary cake!
All Whiffers are invited to give a personal reminiscence of the Whiff either by requesting a brief stint at the microphone or by having a message read should you not be able to attend.
Get in touch with other Whiffers and set up a table of 6, 8 or 10! Please note that the reunion is solely for current and past Whiffers. We hope to see you all there and look forward to a great evening of Good Fun Good Food Good Friends!
Amanda Lang, born 31 October 1970, is a Canadian journalist. Formerly senior business correspondent for CBC News, she anchored the daily The Exchange with Amanda Lang on CBC News Network. Prior to her work with CBC, she was an anchor for Business News Network where she hosted SqueezePlay and The Commodities Report.
Ms Lang will talk about her new book to be published in early April: “The Beauty of Discomfort, The importance of embracing the hard things about change.” It’s about how even when we know WHAT we should do, we often don’t, and aims to show how we can overcome that!
The groundbreaking new book from the bestselling author of The Power of Why.
Most of us don’t like pushing ourselves too hard, admitting we don’t know or stretching too far outside of our comfort zone. But embracing discomfort is an important tool for success. It’s a secret known by everyone from ballroom dancers to stand-up comics to the Marines. Discomfort is not the same as fear or anxiety, and, more important, knowing how to take advantage of discomfort is not an innate ability—but it’s something that we all can learn. The Beauty of Discomfort draws on cutting-edge neuroscience and provides examples and strategies from all over the world to help you become more creative, more innovative and more effective in your work and life.
Join us for Great Speakers, Great Fellowship, Great Fun!