Ann-Louise Davidson is Concordia University Research Chair in Maker Culture and associate director of the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology Her work focuses on maker culture, social innovation and inclusion; her philosophy is that the digital world is not the preserve of programming experts and it offers educational opportunities to all.
This event begins with the screening of Swift Current, Sheldon Kennedy’s story, followed by an onstage conversation with Sheldon Kennedy and Professor Sandi Curtis, moderated by Elysia Bryan-Baynes.
SWIFT CURRENT (84 minutes) tells the story of former NHL hockey player Sheldon Kennedy, who was sexually abused by his junior hockey coach and has gone on to become one of the world's leading advocates for victims of child abuse and co-founder of Respect Group. Directed by Joshua Rofé.
February 22, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
Jeremy Clark talks Bitcoin and cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrencies made big waves in 2017. Bitcoin's value rose more than 1000 per cent and other digital currencies saw even bigger gains. But is it just a bubble as critics say, or is there something revolutionary happening?
After his presentation, Jeremy will be joined by CBC journalist Sudha Krishnan for a lively discussion.
Join Concordia’s first cohort of Public Scholars for ten 5-minute boundary-pushing talks on a wide range of topics. From the future of our justice system to the most cutting-edge medical technologies, you are in for an evening of thought-provoking reflection, investigation and discovery. While you're still abuzz after the event, continue the conversation with the scholars at a reception to follow.
Understanding doubt and anxiety can be a difficult topic to get our heads around. Adam Radomsky, professor in Concordia's Department of Psychology and Research Chair in Anxiety and Related Disorders, tackles misconceptions about anxiety. He will also discuss how his research has impacted therapy.