We’re excited to share a little about the third and final group of speakers who will be rounding out the group taking over the York Theatre stage on September 16th. They’re working hard with their coaches to craft talks and create spaces in which to educate, to entertain, and to inspire their audience, which could include you! Don’t miss out!
3 Words to Describe Me: Curation, rigour, and inquiry.
Favourite TED Talk: Ze Frank, My Web Playroom
Laura Cuthbert is an Anthropologist and has spent the past eight years looking deeply in British Columbia’s history. She’s made it her mission to provide a more intersectional story of our past and open access to the tools and research methods she uses. This broad focus has turned into her project, Populous Map, a still in-development website and storytelling series in Vancouver. Her research has brought her to over 130 abandoned towns across BC and into rural areas to document history with the people who have lived it.
Laura has used her anthropology and community mobilization skills through her work at Kudoz, a startup where she curates a catalogue of learning experiences that enables adults with cognitive disabilities to get out and meet people in their community.
She's found that Populous Map has given her a local perspective on the global issue of historical erasure, while Kudoz has encouraged her to celebrate learning, rigour, intentionality, and reflection in everything she does. Both projects rely on the power of people and their stories, Laura is looking forward to sharing a few of her own.
3 Words to Describe Me: psychedelics and drug policy
Favourite TED Talk: Graham Hancock, The War on Consciousness
Mark has worked in the field of addiction services for 28 years and is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia in the School of Public and Population Health. He is an instructor at the University of British Columbia and has published studies on drug control policy in several Canadian and International academic journals.
He works closely with the Health Officers of British Columbia on position papers related to market regulation of illegal drugs and was awarded the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work on drug policy reform in 2013.
3 Words to Describe Me: Strength. Yoga. Mother-Nature
Favourite TED Talk: Jill Bolte Taylor, My Stroke of Insight
A former National triathlon team member and Varsity Cross Country athlete, Lynne moved to BC almost 10 years ago and is now a converted BC mountain biker and yoga enthusiast. She has owned and operated her own gym, Enhanced Performance with husband, Cian Lanigan, in East Vancouver for the past 3 years. For Lynne, training and moving her body has always been a part of who she is and how she interacts with the world. She believes that those who move and play, learn skills beyond the gym that translate to happiness and personal connectedness.
3 Words to Describe Me: Imagination, Play, Curiosity
Favourite TED Talk: Benjamin Zander, The transformative power of classical music
Nadine Wildheart is a storyteller, who has been trained by world renowned storytellers, Laura Simms and Nancy Mellon. She also sits with Haida History Keeper and Storyteller, Woody Morrison, Ph.D., who was trained by The Old Ones as a little boy.
Nadine holds a Bachelor of Education with a teaching philosophy in whole brain thinking and emotional intelligence. She also completed a Bachelor of Arts in Great Books/English with a focus in Spiritual Psychology, the theories of the Western Cannon, Consciousness Studies and Jungian and Freudian Dream Theory.
Nadine is a professional trained clown in the Pochinko technique, she studied with the Halifax circus, has hitchhiked across Canada five times and helped edit a textbook on Indigenous Injustices, “The Colonial Problem” by Dr. Lisa Monchalin.
3 Words to Describe: Charismatic, Healing, Gratitude
Favourite TED Talk: Brené Brown, The Power of Vulnerability
Daphne Roubini is a vocalist, ukulele player, educator, writer, songwriter, healer, ukulele school owner, and producer of the Vancouver ukulele festival. Music and healing has always been the backbone of her life.
She has worked in the healing field for over 20 years, supporting patients suffering from professional burnout. As a professional musician, she has trained with London’s finest jazz musicians, and presently leads two bands: Ruby & Smith and Black Gardenia.
She is currently recording two albums to be released this fall. She is also the founder of Ruby Ukes, Vancouver’s Ukulele school, that now supports the strumming of over 1000 students a year.
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