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Guillaume Dulude

How Not To Get Eaten By Canibals



Andrés Finzi

A molecular "can opener" in the fight against HIV

HIV is a sneaky virus, hiding itself from the immune system after infecting a cell. Fortunately, Andrés Finzi from Université de Montréal and collaborators have promising ideas with immense potential to force HIV-infected cells to expose themselves to the immune system and be killed!

Tom Whitton

How Plasma can fix our waste problem

What happens to garbage after we throw it out? Are landfills and recycling our only options? Plasma, the 4th state of matter, is one of the ways that innovative minds have developed to maximize energy and material recovery from waste. Tom Whitton shows us how we can avoid sending value-rich waste to environmentally-unfriendly dead-end landfills and discusses the barriers preventing its adoption. As we emerge from COP21 and seek long term solutions, plasma is a viable option to help solve our growing waste management problems.

Jérôme Glad

Réinventer la ville, tous ensemble, et à moindre coût

La revitalisation urbaine passe aussi par une multitude de petits projets peu coûteux qui renforcent l’identité des quartiers et créent des vitrines culturelles. C’est avec la multiplication de ces espaces citoyens, participatifs et ludiques, que la ville est bâtie par et pour ses habitants. Jérôme Glad nous explique comment y parvenir.

Myra Giberovitch

Genocide Survivors: Contributors not Victims

Holocaust survivors are ordinary people who have lived extraordinary lives. They have experienced the dark side of humanity and have much to teach us about adaptation, resilience and recovery. Using a strengths-based approach, Myra Giberovitch explains how we can change our perception of survivors from traumatized victims to contributing members of society.

Guillaume Dulude

How to not get eaten by a cannibal

We have all experienced clicking with a stranger in an instant! Guillaume Dulude explains how specific behaviours, such as eye contact and split attention, can make or break relationships within the first few seconds of an interaction. He went as far as testing his communication methods with cannibals! Follow him on his journey to Papua New Guinea.

Sophie Brochu

Au nom des enfants

Avec un slam rythmé et poignant, Sophie Brochu nous présente « La ruelle de l’avenir », un organisme à but non lucratif d’appui à la réussite scolaire. C’est une coalition unique qui est à l’origine de son succès. Le milieu des affaires, les autorités scolaires et la communauté travaillent ensemble pour mobiliser les jeunes et leurs familles dans des quartiers défavorisés de Montréal.

Danièle Henkel

Vos peurs, vos choix, votre vie

Même dans les circonstances les plus éprouvantes, nous pouvons tous faire des choix. L’histoire personnelle de Danièle Henkel en est la preuve la plus éclatante. Elle nous explique pourquoi nous devons nous faire confiance au lieu de nous déresponsabiliser et de nous affaiblir. Danièle Henkel persiste et signe : nous ne devons jamais transférer à autrui notre pouvoir de choisir.

Trevor Copp & Jeff Fox

Liquid Lead Dancing - It takes two to lead

What if a couple could lead and follow each other, and then switch, and then switch back? Trevor Copp and Jeff Fox are adapting traditional partner dancing and making it more representative of our current era. Learn to be a masculine follow or a feminine lead. With Liquid Lead Dancing anything is possible.

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