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Left Speakers Series Annual Luncheon Members Outings News

Please note starting time for the Speaker Series.


THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020 ~ 1:30 P.M.

St. Andrew's United Church
117 Bloor Street East, Toronto
Wheelchair accessibility via Hayden Street

GUEST SPEAKER: Luke Anderson - Executive Director, StopGap Foundation

Luke suffered a spinal cord injury in his early 20's and learned firsthand how many barriers there are in Toronto - some as simple a small step into a store or restaurant. In 2011, he installed the first StopGap ramp at a local shop and the Foundation began. Luke will tell us more about the community ramps as well as his work with schools and corporations.



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2020 ~ 1:30 P.M.

St. Andrew's United Church
117 Bloor Street East, Toronto
Wheelchair accessibility via Hayden Street

GUEST SPEAKER: Tiara Talk with Patte Rosebank

Patte has a diverse and interesting background with experience as a voice artist, historian and collector of antique fountain pens and tiaras. She owns the world's largest private tiara collection, with over 340 in her possession. She will bring several and tell us more about the history of each piece. Patte will also bring some replica items from her Order of the Garter regalia.



THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2020 ~ 1:30 P.M.

St. Andrew's United Church
117 Bloor Street East, Toronto
Wheelchair accessibility via Hayden Street

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Janet Rossant - Developmental Biologist

Dr. Rossant is a Senior Scientist in the Developmental & Stem Cell Biology program at Sick Kids hospital. She is also a professor at the University of Toronto in the Departments of Molecular Genetics and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She studies the development of early mouse embryos to better understand human embryonic and stem cell development. Janet is intrigued by the potential interactions between the maternal microbiome and stem cell origins. She will tell us more about this exciting field.



THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2020 ~ 1:30 P.M.

St. Andrew's United Church
117 Bloor Street East, Toronto
Wheelchair accessibility via Hayden Street

GUEST SPEAKER: Talisha Ramsaroop - Community Projects Coordinator, York University

Talisha works at the TD Community Engagement Centre, located in the York Gate Mall. The CEC strives for academic innovation through community building and experiential learning, post-secondary attainment for the Black Creek Community, and fosters collaborative research and partnerships. She will tell us more about the important work in this north Etobicoke community.



Indigenous Acknowledgement:

THE WOMEN'S CANADIAN CLUB OF TORONTO is pleased to acknowledge the 2018 St. Andrew's United Land Acknowledgement. As we gather for meetings at St Andrew's United Church, we acknowledge that we are on land that has been the site of human activity for thousands of years. Toronto is still home to many Indigenous people, and we are neighbours. We are mindful of broken covenants and the need to make right with all our relations.