OrganizersJane PhilpottJane is a co-curator of TEDxStouffville. She is a family physician; an advocate for global health equity; and an engaged citizen who wants to help build a fair society. You can follow her on Twitter @janephilpott and have a look at her blog www.janephilpott.ca
Favourite TED talk: The happy secret to better work - Shawn AchorEileen NicolleEileen is a co-curator of TEDxStouffville. She is a physician, ultimate-frisbee player, and outdoor enthusiast who is also fond of theme/costume parties and wine & cheese. Mostly however, she enjoys quality time with friends and family.
Favourite TED talk: The fringe benefits of failure - JK RowlingBernice BaumgartBernice Baumgart is a trivia junkie. In her recent past she has studied anthropology, classical civilizations and arts conservation. She has a curiosity for history's minutiae.
Favourite TED talk: How food shapes our cities - Carolyn SteelCarolyn Nordheimer JamesCarolyn Nordheimer James is the Chief Executive Officer of the Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library. Carolyn has worked in public libraries in Montreal, Brampton, Niagara, and Whitchurch-Stouffville. Carolyn is passionate about libraries and their ability to change the lives of individuals and communities.
Favourite TED talk: William Kamkwamba: How I built a Windmill.Catherine SwordCatherine has been a librarian for 25 years and has enjoyed matching people with the information they need, regardless of format. Print, dvd, ebook and now TEDx. Trying to decide which TED talk to recommend is as easy as that old question, which one book would you like to have if you were deserted on an island. However, Jarrett J. Krosoczka's "How a boy became an artist" caught my attention.
Favourite TED talk: How a boy became an artist - Jarrett J. KrosoczkaCathy TeolisCathy is a member of the administrative team at Health For All, Family Medicine Teaching Unit. When she's not answering phone calls or making referrals to other physicians, you can find Cathy winning awards for her warm, welcoming smile, or raising young Family Medicine trainees, like they were her own.
Favourite TED talk: Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.Iain LovattIain Lovatt is a Stouffville resident, serial entrepreneur, family man & dreamer. In 2002, Iain joined the management team at Muskoka Woods as its Director of Marketing. Recently, Iain founded Myfirldtrips.ca and 1Billionhours.com. Iain's experience over the years has given him an in-depth understanding of youth culture, how to connect with youth and the power of the Internet.
Favourite TED talk: Schools Kill Creativity - Ken RobinsonJan McNultyJan is a Registered Nurse at Health for All. Her 38 year career includes work in palliative care, Burn/Plastics unit, then enjoyed a fulfilling 20 years in Family Maternity unit assisting Families through the birthing process. Current work in a Family Teaching Unit has broadened her horizons and introduced her to the world of TED Talks.
Favourite TED talk: Conception to birth - visualized - Alexander TsiarasJenn KaneJenn is a family physician who is passionate about primary health care and global health. She watched a TEDtalk given by Hans Rosling on Poverty five years ago and has been hooked ever since! She loves watching TEDtalks as inspiration for new ideas and to be challenged into different ways of thinking.Julie KingJulie is an entrepreneur who is passionate about technology, neuroscience and their intersection with the business world. She loves to explore ideas around incremental innovation through her work as the co-founder of Biz-Zone Internet Group Inc., a web-based software company, and its two niche sites, CanadaOne and StouffvilleConnects.com.
Favourite TED talks: Dan Ariely asks, Are we in control of our own decisions?Julie WeissJulie loves bringing great people and great ideas together. Being part of what happens when the right people and the right idea meet up is what makes life extra sweet.
Favourite TED talk: A gorilla gardener in South Central LA - Ron FinleyLori PorterLori is employed at Health For All as an Administrative Team Member. She joined the TEDxStouffville committee because she really didn't know much about these talks, and was quite impressed. She was especially moved by Neil Pasricha's talk, "The 3 A's of Awesome".
Favourite TED talk: The 3A's of Awesome - Neil PasrichaMarc AbbyadMarc is an IT consultant interested in the use of mobile technologies to improve health outcomes in low resource settings. As the Product Manager for Medic Mobile he has the opportunity to help create mHealth tools while working with an incredible team.
One of many favourite TED talks: How to use one paper towel - Joe SmithMichelle HomerMichelle is a family physician who has recently joined the Health For All practice in Markham. She loves TED talks and is very excited to be part of the 2013 organizing committee!
Favourite TED talk: Too many to list, but The Power of Introverts - Susan Cain The Magic Washing Machine - Hans Rosling A broken body isn't a broken person - Janine ShepherdSarah BarclaySarah is a family physician who is practicing medicine and raising her family in the Stouffville community.
Favourite TED talk: Randy Pausch - The Last LectureSergio RotondiSergio is an IT professional who has recently joined the Health Care field and is excited to learn of new opportunities to combine IT and Health Care for better patient care. He is excited about the idea of Tedx coming to his hometown and putting it on the map.
Favourite TED talk: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology - Pranav MistryTaylor LougheedTaylor is a family medicine resident at the Health For All Family Medicine Teaching Unit in Markham, and is excited to be a part of TEDxStouffville!
Favourite TED talk: Stats that reshape your worldview - Hans Rosling