Speaker Date Topic
Dr. Andrew Coburn, DDS Mar 27, 2018
An Ethiopian Adventure
Dr. Ellen Ryan Apr 03, 2018
Aging and Community

This presentation focuses on meeting the needs for resilient aging through facilitating interdependence, encouraging older adults to build mutual support networks, and needs for alternative models for housing (including shared housing, cohousing, coliving, etc.).

Ellen Ryan is professor emeritus at McMaster University and leads Hamilton Aging Together (www.hamiltonagingtogether.ca), a local mutual support Aging in Community group.

Cathy Watts People First Resource Development Apr 10, 2018
Survivors Helping Survivors of Domestic Violence
Survivors Helping Survivors of Domestic Violence

“A mother of three and a survivor of domestic violence, I am passionate about helping women who feel isolated and alone, women who may have children that are profoundly impacted by the trauma of domestic violence and women who need to understand where they can go to get help for themselves and their families. I am a registered nurse who has worked for the last 16 years in a critical care area only to have to flee to a women's shelter and have my whole life changed. I know fear, I know pain and I now know food banks...I'm in good company.”

Dr. Goran Calic Apr 17, 2018
Creativity at Work: Is it worth the Effort

“Creativity involves the development of something (a product, strategy, or way of doing things) that is novel and useful. As such, creative ideas can have significant benefits for the individual, an organization, and society. Creativity also involves significant risks. Creative ideas are often met with skepticism and the very nature of these ideas is likely to cause reluctance about their implementation. Acknowledging the benefits and costs of creativity presents the question: Is creativity worth the effort? In this talk I define what it means to be creative and provide a framework for thinking about the benefits of engaging in creativity.” 

Research and Study Interests

Google Scholar Website

  • Creativity
  •  Cognition
  •  Innovation
  •  Strategic Management
  •  Entrepreneurship


  • 2015 Max Boisot Award
  •  Krannert Distinguished Teaching Award
  •  Purdue Teaching Academy Award
Club Assembly Apr 24, 2018
Club Assembly
The Reverend Canon Bill Mous May 01, 2018
Responding to the Global Refugee Crisis

The Reverend Canon Bill is a priest, husband, and father of two boys. After ministering at St. James, Dundas for five years, he took up a position with the Anglican Diocese of Niagara as the director of justice, community and global ministries, where he continues to serve. In this role, Bill oversees the diocese's refugee sponsorship ministry. In the past three years, he has worked with community groups and parishes to welcome over 200 refugees from around the world to Canada. [Bill is also a rotary medallist, and former president of his high school's Interact club.]

Dr.Tapas Mondal May 08, 2018
CPR Project for India - An International Project
John P. Smith May 29, 2018
An International Project for Kenya - building latrines for schools

John Smith, a retired educator, is the President and Founder of "Connecting Countries"

YEAR END BBQ Jun 19, 2018
Allyson Wenzowski Jul 03, 2018
Change-over Meeting

Thanks to the outgoing leadership team led by Jessica Brennan and welcome to the new board in Barbara Busing's year of presidency.