General Meeting – June 24, 2021

Our June speaker is Toronto Author and Columnist, Kate Hilton:

Kate Hilton is the bestselling author of the three books, “The Hole in the Middle”, “Just Like Family” and “Better Luck Next Time”.

Before settling on fiction writing, Kate pursued careers in law, university administration, publishing, and major gift fundraising. While she rarely uses her law degree these days, she’s delighted that her English degree has turned out to be so useful.

Kate’s non-fiction writing has appeared in The National Post, Canadian

Living, and The Huffington Post, on topics ranging from working motherhood to creativity to reinvention. She is also an experienced media contributor. She has appeared on Breakfast Television, CBC Early Edition, Global Morning, CTV Morning, and other local and regional shows.

Kate lives in a blended family – including a husband, two sons, a stepdaughter, and a rescue dog – in Toronto.

More information about Kate and her work can be found at katehilton.com

 

 

General Meeting – May 27, 2021

 

Our featured speaker in May 2021 is Aaron Prasad

Aaron Prasad is a passionate plant-based lifestyle advocate, cyclist, open water swimmer, and stair climber. As a hobby, he has spent the last eight years learning how to optimize health through food choices without sacrificing taste and enjoyment. He will be making this hobby a profession upon completion of a Holistic Nutritionist Certification he is pursuing.

Aaron will be sharing stories from his experiences and offering both practical and simple ways to promote health is our daily lives while reducing our impact on the world around us.

General Meeting – April 22, 2021

 

Our featured speaker in April 2021 is Dr. Caitlin Mahy from the Psychology Department at Brock University.

“Caitlin Mahy is a developmental psychologist who studies memory across the lifespan. She received her PhD from the University of Oregon in 2012 and started her position at Brock in 2014. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and directs the Developing Memory and Cognition Laboratory at Brock University. Much of Dr. Mahy’s research focuses on how we remember to carry out our future intentions, an ability known as prospective memory. Prospective memory is a critical ability in maintaining independence in our daily lives. In her talk, Dr. Mahy will describe recent research on prospective memory across the lifespan with a focus on how it changes with age. She will also provide some tips on how individuals can support their memory abilities that are supported by research findings and highlight some findings that suggest motivation can play a role in maintaining prospective memory during aging.”

More information from the Brock University Website

https://brocku.ca/social-sciences/psychology/people/caitlin-mahy/

Future Speakers

** Upcoming Speakers **

January 28, 2021

TBA

November 26, 2020

William Thomas –

is an author, a scriptwriter and a nationally syndicated humour columnist.  In addition to the 50 newspapers that carry his weekly column, William is also the senior writer for Canada’s Forever Young