Lakehead University to Host TEDx Talk on November 15

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THUNDER  BAY – Lakehead University is a very busy place. There is always something going on at LU. Coming up soon is a TEDx Talk.

Three international students have organized the first-ever TEDx talk happening at Lakehead University. The event is called TEDxLakeheadU and will take place on Friday, Nov. 15 from 1 to 5 pm in the Faculty Lounge at Lakehead University

Harsh Kansara, Tejas Wadiwala, and Sarthak Kothari, all from Mumbai, India, have put together an exciting lineup that you won’t want to miss.

“Our varied speaker list ranges from a national presenter, professional TEDx speakers, Lakehead faculty to Lakehead alumni,” said Kansara, lead organizer, who is in the second year of his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Lakehead University.

“With three Lakehead alumni as our key speakers, Lakehead clearly supports graduates and nurtures their talent to help them reach the pinnacle of success,” he said.

“Our varied speaker list ranges from a national speaker, professional TEDx speakers, Lakehead faculty to Lakehead alumni. With three Lakehead alumni as our key speakers, Lakehead showcases that it supports their alumni to nurture their talent and reach the pinnacle of success. We have three Thunder Bay residents, three speakers coming in from Toronto and the remaining from Alberta and the USA.”

Natali Surkic, Tamara Bernard, and Jason Grant are all Lakehead graduates, and Dr. Zubair Fadlullah is a faculty member.

This year’s theme is Redesign, Kansara said.

“This depicts that we, Gen X, Y, and Z, must bring in the necessary paradigm shift, as we perceive and experience the world very differently,” he said. “It is time that we realize that we do not want the same status quo as the previous generations – where they had a definite route to happiness and success. This brings us to the fact that we must redesign the way in which individuals and society functions.”

A list of speakers with their talk titles is listed below. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit tedxlakeheadu.com.

  1. TECHNOLOGY – NATALI SURKIC

Title of Talk: “Redesigning Drug Development with Virtual Patients”

  1. SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR / EMBRACING UNCERTAINTY – DEBRA KASOWSKI

Title of Talk: “Packing a difference in a shoebox”

  1. MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER – RHONELLE BRUDER

Title of Talk: “The Three Lessons of Resilience I learned from My Trauma”

  1. YOUTH – DAVID DANIEL

Title of Talk: “Survival or Creation: Retraining the Mind to Thrive in Complexity”

  1. YOUTH – KEVIN TUERFF

Title of Talk: “Compassion is the New Life Hack”

  1. MODIFY YOUR BUSINESS – JASON GRANT

Title of talk: “Becoming A Better Human By Thinking Like A Robot”

  1. SOCIETY – Tamara Barnard

Title of Talk: “Truth and Reconciliation for Indigenous Womanhood”

  1. INNOVATION & AI – Dr. Zubair Fadlullah

Title of talk: “Fusion of AI and IoT: Bridging Urban-Rural Healthcare Gaps”