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which starts at 6:00 PM, Tuesday, Sept 27th, 2022

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Ted Barris, Author, Journalist, Latest Book: Battle of the Atlantic: Gauntlet to Victory, November 29, 2022

6:40 PM, November 29th, 2022
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Battle of the Atlantic, Ted BarrisTed Barris is an award-winning journalist, author, and broadcaster. His writing has regularly appeared in the national press, as well as magazines as diverse as Air Force, esprit de corps and Zoomer. He has also worked as host/contributor for most CBC Radio network programs, WNED’s Canada Files, and on TV Ontario. And after 18 years teaching, he recently retired as a full-time professor of journalism at Toronto’s Centennial College.

In 2022, HarperCollins publishes Ted’s 20th non-fiction book, his largest work to date, on the longest battle of WWII, the Battle of the Atlantic: Gauntlet to Victory (coming in Sept. 2022).

Barris is the author of 19 bestselling, non-fiction books, including a series on wartime Canada: Juno: Canadians at D-Day, June 6, 1944Days of Victory: Canadians Remember 1939-1945Behind the Glory: Canada’s Role in the Allied Air WarDeadlock in Korea: Canadians at War, 1950-1953Victory at Vimy: Canada Comes of Age, April 9-12, 1917Breaking the Silence: Veterans’ Untold Stories from the Great War to Afghanistan.
Continue reading Ted Barris, Author, Journalist, Latest Book: Battle of the Atlantic: Gauntlet to Victory, November 29, 2022

Jean Paul Gladu, Executive Director, Indigenous Resource Network, “Reconciliation from an Economic – Business Point of View”, October 25, 2022

Jean Paul (JP) Gladu is currently Principal of Mokwateh and previously served as the President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) from September 2012 until April 2020. Anishinaabe from Thunder Bay, JP is a member of Sand Pont First Nation located on the eastern shores of Lake Nipigon, Ontario. JP completed a forestry technician diploma in 1993, obtained an undergraduate degree in forestry from Northern Arizona University in 2000, holds an Executive MBA from Queens University and the ICD.D from Rotman School of Management University of Toronto.

JP has over 25 years of experience in the natural resource sector. His career path includes work with Aboriginal communities and organizations, environmental non-government organizations, industry and governments from across Canada. Currently, JP serves on the board of Suncor, Noront Resources, Chair of Boreal Leadership Champions and previously served on the Board of Ontario Power Generation and past Chair of the Mikisew Group of Companies. He is a senior fellow with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and served as the Chancellor of St. Paul’s University College Waterloo from 2017 to 2020. His previous appointments include Canadian Electricity Association Public Advisory Panel, Colleges and Institutes Canada (previously ACCC), the Northern Policy Institute, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, advisory member to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, a committee member to the Ontario Provincial Forest Policy Committee.

In 2014, he was identified as a Diversity 50 Board Ready Candidate from the Canadian Board Diversity Council and a recipient of the Community Service Award – Transformation Awards from Diversity Magazine. JP is an accomplished public speaker with countless engagements not only across Canada but internationally as he shares the challenges and successes of Indigenous business and the growing Indigenous economy in Canada today.

As a father to his daughter Chloe, along with a passion for his community, his culture and traditions; JP brings the past, present and future to the table, moving non-Indigenous and Indigenous business toward sustainable partnerships and shared economic prosperity.

Specialties: Leader, excels at understanding people and values, in-depth and skilled negotiator, financial sourcing, proposal development, building confidence in others, strong work ethic, excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and strategist with a long-view.

Bev Moir, Lung Cancer Advocate, “Why lung cancer should be on your radar”, January 31, 2023

During my career, I went from ‘health’ care to ‘wealth ‘care! After completing a nursing undergraduate degree at Queen’s and a graduate degree in health administration at the University of Alberta, I spent 20 years in health care, primarily working in tertiary care hospitals. During the 1990s recession, I sought another opportunity and spent 26 years at Scotia Wealth Management, where I built and led a wealth advisory practice in a role I loved.

In 2019 I was diagnosed with stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and given a life expectancy of six months to three years. As the reality hit, it’s not surprising my priorities shifted. By February 1, 2020, I successfully transitioned my practice to another Scotia Wealth advisor to spend my remaining time with family and friends doing what I enjoy.

Recent advances in cancer diagnostics and treatment are helping more cancer patients live longer, and higher quality lives. Biomarker testing, an advanced diagnostic test, identifies patients eligible for therapies that more precisely and effectively target their tumour cells. As a result, patients experience fewer toxic side effects than conventional therapy, such as chemotherapy and radiation. As the grateful beneficiary of advanced biomarker testing at Sunnybrook Hospital, I lead an active life and live beyond my ‘best before date’!

A Sunnybrook Oncologist will join me to supplement my patient experience with medical knowledge. I’ll discuss how the things I’ve learned and continue to learn about lung cancer, including its challenges, stigmas, and recent ground-breaking advances, led me to become an advocate. I’ll talk about my fundraising success and the difference this will make in the lives of lung cancer individuals.

The overriding theme is that anyone with lungs can get lung cancer; it should be on everyone’s radar.

Sept 27, 2022 – Who’s Attending?



Yes: 34

No: 31

NameRSVP Status
Ken Bahen Yes
Ingrid Bahen Yes
Robert Baines Yes
Peter Baines Yes
Ian Brown Yes
Michael Butler Yes
Jim Cairncross Yes
Brian Carter Yes
Roger Clarkson Yes
George Denier Yes
Gary Getson Yes
David Glue Yes
John Hackett Yes
William Hewitt Yes
Robert Hyland Yes
Dale Jeffries Yes
Trevor Jones Yes
William Kinnear Yes
Tom Leverty Yes
Charles MacRae Yes
Jean-Luc Major Yes
Janet Major Yes
John McComb Yes
Dorothy McComb Yes
Stuart McKay Yes
Douglas McWhirter Yes
Robert Milnes Yes
John Paterson, Sr. Yes
Burt Retter Yes
Tom Sanderson Yes
Peter Seybold Yes
Paul Warrington Yes
Ted White Yes
John Wildman Yes
Bill Boughner No
Graeme Clark No
Douglas Davis No
Gary Durno No
Warren Finlay No
Tom Fischer No
John Fraser No
Eugene Harrigan No
George Hayhurst No
Robert Hutcheson No
Don Johnson No
Clifford Lax No
Mike Mackey No
Bill McNaughton No
Doug Mills No
Don Morrison No
David Murray No
Dave Pelletier No
Chris Portner No
Christopher Ricketts No
Peter Simmie No
Keith Sjogren No
Dan Sullivan No
Gordon Tamblyn No
Chris Twigge-Molecey No
Garnet Watchorn No
Lee Watchorn No
Brian Westlake No
Richard White No
Michael Willson No
Rob Woodrooffe No
Jon Allen No Response
Aubrey Baillie No Response
Bill Barnett No Response
Vipin Bery No Response
Peter Brieger No Response
Hank Bulmash No Response
Bob Clapp No Response
Andrew Clark No Response
Bev Collombin No Response
Ross Cullingworth No Response
Gordon Currie No Response
Phil Dawson No Response
Rod de Courcy Ireland No Response
Robert Deluce No Response
Chris Dobson No Response
Ian Farquharson No Response
Paul Fisher No Response
Jock Fleming No Response
Bill Fleury No Response
Gary German No Response
Blake Goldring No Response
Speaker's Guest No Response
Norman Hardie No Response
Naeem Hasan No Response
Peter Hatcher No Response
Harold Hetherington No Response
Jim Hilborn No Response
Kevin James No Response
Tom Jamieson No Response
Gord Kaiser No Response
Sarwar Kashmeri No Response
Charles Kennedy No Response
Andrew Kirsch No Response
Robin Labatt No Response
Bill Langlois No Response
John Lee No Response
David Lewis No Response
Don Lindsay No Response
James Lockyer No Response
Phil MacDonnell No Response
Bart MacDougall No Response
Walter McCormick No Response
John McKenna No Response
Hugh McLelland No Response
Anthony Miller No Response
Mike Miller No Response
Steven Moorhead No Response
Germán Morales No Response
Michael Morgan No Response
Bob Morrison No Response
Matey Nekov de la Camp No Response
Lawton Osler No Response
Ken Powell No Response
Darcy Rector No Response
Michael Robinson No Response
Peter Russell No Response
Ashok Sajnani No Response
Edward Seagram No Response
Brian Sheedy No Response
Peter Sisam No Response
Ian Smart No Response
Ted Southey No Response
Albert Steenburgh No Response
David G. Temple No Response
Paul Torrie No Response
Lake Trevelyan No Response
Christopher Turney No Response
Rudi Vezer No Response
Jack Way No Response
z-No Response z-RSVP Management No Response
Robert Adams Whiff@Home
Robin Barstow Whiff@Home
Bob Blair Whiff@Home
Henry Borden Whiff@Home
David Cameron Whiff@Home
Michael Charles Whiff@Home
Don Comish Whiff@Home
Peter Douglas Whiff@Home
Ronald Foreman Whiff@Home
John Gardner Whiff@Home
Peter Goring Whiff@Home
Mike Innes Whiff@Home
Tim Kennish Whiff@Home
Harry Knight Whiff@Home
Paul Potvin Whiff@Home
David Ross Whiff@Home
David Warren Whiff@Home
Norair Yeretsian Whiff@Home

 

 

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Robert Baines, CEO, NATO Association of Canada, September 27, 2022

NATO Goals & Canada’s Role
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Robert Charles Jefferys Baines, CD, MA, is the President and CEO of the NATO Association of Canada, where he is focused on communicating the importance of NATO and the international-rules based order to Canadians. The Association is a charitable non-profit which hosts events across Canada, publishes hundreds of articles online every year and engages young Canadians about NATO through social media. Robert is a regular commentator on NATO issues in the Canadian media and has represented the NATO Association at the side conferences of the 2016 NATO Warsaw Summit, the 2018 Brussels Summit and the 2019 NATO Leaders’ Meeting in London.
Continue reading Robert Baines, CEO, NATO Association of Canada, September 27, 2022

Dr. Amy Barron, PhD, “Digger, Teacher, Soldier, Spy”, What do archaeologists do when the world is at war? April 26, 2022

4:40 PM, April 26th, 2022
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What do archaeologists do when the world is at war?
Surprisingly, many of them turn spy. During wartime, archaeologists on all sides have become involved with military intelligence, turning their in-depth knowledge of the land and the peoples they studied to support their countries at war. This was no more apparent than in the Middle East where prominent archaeologists played a very political game during the First World War. Some of these names, such as T.E. Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, would become legendary. Others, when the war was over, simply went back to their museums and their excavations.
Continue reading Dr. Amy Barron, PhD, “Digger, Teacher, Soldier, Spy”, What do archaeologists do when the world is at war? April 26, 2022

Andrew Kirsch, Inside Canadian Intelligence: A behind the scenes look at what the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is, what it does, and what it’s really like to serve on the front lines defending Canada against the evolving threats to our national security, March 29, 2022

Andrew Kirsch served as an intelligence officer with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) for just under a decade (2008-2016). He held roles as a policy analyst and a field investigator, ultimately leading the special operations security team running covert warranted operations. Andrew’s talk will explain the need for the sort of grunt work he mostly did to make the sexier, tip-of-the-spear assignments possible; describe the challenges of “online dating from off the grid”; and burst a few bubbles for anyone gulled into mistaking Hollywood for reality.
Continue reading Andrew Kirsch, Inside Canadian Intelligence: A behind the scenes look at what the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is, what it does, and what it’s really like to serve on the front lines defending Canada against the evolving threats to our national security, March 29, 2022