Entries by TEDxKanata

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TEDxKanata 2016 : Breaking Barriers

Located just west of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Kanata is a hub of captivating people with extraordinary ideas. In addition to its fascinating, talented community of thought leaders, Kanata is also home to world-class companies such as Mitel, Halogen and You.i. With so much talent in its very own backyard, TEDxKanata’s organizers and partners came together […]

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Introducing Andrew Pelling

He’s not your conventional hacker. Dr. Andrew Pelling, a biohacker and experimentalist scientist, uses low-cost, open source materials to create technologies of the future –including his team’s current work of growing human cells in apples and living skin on LEGOs. Cross-appointed to the University of Ottawa’s biology and physics departments, Dr. Pelling directs the Laboratory […]

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Introducing Justina McCaffrey Antonia

From Toronto to New York, Justina designs reside in fashion capitals around the world. Her bridal and couture gowns have been enjoyed by the likes of Laureen Harper and former ballerina Karen Kain. She outfitted Kate Hudson in a custom gown when her character married Richard Gere in the 2000 romantic comedy Dr. T & […]

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Introducing Craig Gauthier

His Twitter profile says nothing ordinary, which is probably the best way to describe our next speaker. Craig Gauthier, a self-professed creative geek, wears many hats as an entrepreneur, investor, filmmaker, author and speaker. Before his sixth birthday, Craig was diagnosed with having severe asthma after a handful of terrifying near-death experiences. I was allergic […]

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Introducing Doug Smith

Doug Smith is passionate about performance, recovery and the process required for successful change. His best selling story is captivating and his literary work is making a positive difference in the world. At 18 years old, Doug was drafted 2nd overall into the NHL to play for the Los Angeles Kings as their youngest player […]

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Introducing Kathy Kortes-Miller

Dr. Kathy Kortes-Miller says researching dying and palliative care helps her live each day to the fullest. As a lecturer at Lakehead University for over 15 years, she has taught a variety of subjects including gerontology, social work, grief and loss. In her work as the Palliative Care Division Lead at the Centre for Education […]