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Sue Lougheed Thompson: The Paradox of a Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis – A Personal Reflection, February 26, 2019

Sue Lougheed Thompson is an educator who taught in Toronto schools for nearly 30 years and has been living with Parkinson’s for the past eight.

The journey she has taken since being diagnosed at age 47 may surprise you. Join us on February 26th to hear Sue’s personal reflection on her life experiences with Parkinson’s including her part in the fundraising 500 Miles For Parkinson’s walk from New York City to Toronto in May 2016.
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Dr. Chris Twigge-Molecey: “China, Alluring Panda or Pandora’s Box” March 26, 2019

Whiff member Chris Twigge-Molecey P.Eng., Ph.D., FCAE, FCIM, will give a talk on “China, Alluring Panda or Pandora’s Box.”

Dr. Chris Chris Twigge-Molecey retired in 2013 from full time work at Hatch Ltd. where he worked for 42 years. He joined Hatch in 1971 and has held a wide range of both technical and management positions. His technical contributions have included implementation of technology development programs management of R&D programs as well as design and commissioning of full scale metallurgical plant. He lead the development of Hatch business in several overseas markets including Russia, Chile and China. He was a member of Hatch’s board of directors from 2007 to 2011.

He is past president of The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum as well as a past president of The Metallurgical Society. He is also a recipient of the Mineral Economics Award, from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Engineers, a director of the Canada-China Business Council from 2003 to 2016, a past director and member of the executive committee of the Canadian Mining Innovation Council and a member of the Canadian Government Clean Mining Initiative advisory board. Chris Twigge-Molecey obtained his first degree in Mechanical Sciences from the University of Cambridge, followed by a Ph.D.in fluid mechanics from the University of Toronto.