Journalist / Author "The Juggler's Children" and "Genius: The Bizarre Odyssey of Einstein's Brain"
A prominent journalist skilled in crime and politics, Carolyn Abraham is best known from her work at Globe and Mail as a medical reporter. Abraham’s long-time reporting on medical science at the Globe has earned two National Newspaper Awards, and four awards for medical reporting from the Canadian Science Writers’ Association. Author of the book Possessing Genius: The Bizarre Odyssey of Einstein’s Brain, Abraham appears often on television discussing issues in science and ethics.
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish
A Three-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Best-selling Author
Known as the “Gaza Doctor”, Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish lost three daughters to terror, and yet he remains a proponent of peace between Palestinians and Israelis, and encourages us all not to hate.
International Activist & Author, The Tale of Two Nazanins
Nazanin Afshin-Jam fled the Islamic Revolution to become an international human rights activist, singer/songwriter, author, Miss World Canada and co-founder of Stop Child Executions.
William I. Atkinson
William Atkinson has spent his professional life with two goals: understanding science and technology, and sharing the big and little miracles he’s found. Unlike some futurists, William Atkinson is a realistic optimist. He knows where today’s technology came from, where it is, and where it’s probably heading.
Education, Sustainability & Globalization Expert
As Past-Director of the Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues and current President of the University of Winnipeg, Lloyd Axworthy guides development of research, policies and partnerships aimed at solving many of the most pressing local and global issues, such as governance, environmental change, sustainability and human security.
Canadian Pop-Culture Icon
Matte Babel is a Canadian pop-culture icon featured in a variety of roles on Canadian television including as VJ for MuchMusic and host of MuchOnDemand. After five great years, Matte then earned a spot as co-host of CP24 Breakfast, as correspondent for eTalk and now the host of Canada Sings. He’s interviewed superstars like Mariah Carey, P. Diddy and James Blunt, and speaks from personal experience about reaching for your goals.