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Durham College kicks off lecture series at Whitby library Jan. 20

WHITBY — Durham College is kicking off a weekly lecture series at the Whitby Public Library this month.

The lectures will cover a variety of topics and take place most Fridays from Jan. 20 until March 31.

Jan. 20 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Presenter: Kathleen Stewart
Title: Interview Like a Pro!
Learn winning interview strategies to handle challenging questions like a pro and discover free, helpful online resources.

Jan. 27 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Presenter: Joanne Arbour
Title: If It Can Happen to Them, It Can Happen to You — Wrongful Convictions in Canada
Description: Popular shows including Making a Murderer highlight various cases and reasons for wrongful convictions. This lecture will cover some of Canada’s most notorious past cases such as David Milgaard and cases involving the infamous Dr. Charles Smith.

Feb. 3 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Presenter: Greg Murphy
Title: How the French Impressionist Painters Saw Light and Colour
Description: The bright colours in an impressionist painting blend at a distance and create the illusion of sunlight sparkling on the surface of water and other surfaces. How does this work and why did the impressionists paint that way? This presentation will explain how we see colour (especially daylight) and how that knowledge will help you take better photos and paint better images.

Feb. 10 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Presenter: Anna Rodrigues
Title: Street Art and Social Justice: When Walls Speak, Should We Listen?
Description: Explore how street art differs from graffiti and tagging, and gain insight on how social justice issues can be taught through stories found on the walls of the world.

Feb. 24 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Presenter: Rick Tidman
Title: Technology in Health Care: Past, Present and Future
Description: Join me as we discuss the marvels of technology in health care. Learn about the evolution of medical device technology and some of the key developments over the years.

March 3 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Presenter: Jeff Zakoor
Title: Lessons from a Marketer and Tips on How to Become a More Savvy Consumer
Description: This interactive session will explore some of the ways marketers reach their target audience with the ultimate goal of creating consumer loyalty.

March 24 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Presenter: Stephen Forbes
Title: The Filter Bubble — How Social Technology Defines our Perspectives
Description: Explore the concept of the filter bubble, which describes a phenomenon where people’s online activities create an echo chamber around them, only showing and telling things that they approve of, while hiding less desirable or challenging thoughts.

March 31 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Presenter: Neil Gonsalves
Title: The Simple Art of Complex Thinking
Description: Sorting facts from catchy sound-bites has become a full-time job for some. This presentation will take a lighthearted approach to simplifying the process, build everyday strategies to enhance mental agility and focus on developing critical thinking skills that can be transferred to multiple settings in professional and personal life.

All lectures will be held at the central branch of the Whitby Public Library, 405 Dundas St. W., Whitby. Registration is required. Visit www.whitbylibrary.on.ca/node/369, or call or visit any branch.


Drew Sauveur
Author: Drew Sauveur

Local business owner and resident of Durham Region

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