Speaker Date Topic
Ron Hearnden Jan 18, 2019
Classification Talk
Classification Talk

We'll get to know more about Ron Hearnden who joined our club in 2018.

Dr. Roselynn Stevenson Jan 25, 2019
A "fishy tale" about aquaculture and biosecurity
Dr. Roselynn Stevenson is Professor Emerita, University of Guelph, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology.
Cyndy Forsyth Feb 22, 2019 12:00 PM
Classification Talk
Michael von Keitz Mar 15, 2019 12:00 PM
Classification Talk
Dr. Margaret Mackinnon, Homewood Research Inst. May 10, 2019
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Margaret Mackinnon became interested in post-traumatic stress disorder in the most terrifying way. In August of 2001, McKinnon, at the time a post-doctoral student, left Toronto on Air Transat Flight 236 to enjoy her honeymoon in Portugal. But she and 305 other people on the plane almost didn’t make it when the plane ran out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean due to a leak in one of the engines. Both engines ended up quitting and only the remarkable work by the pilot – and perhaps some divine intervention – saved those on board. The pilot was able to glide the plane for 18 minutes before performing a miraculous landing on a small island air base. Everyone survived. This experience led her into PTSD research. She is now the Homewood Research Chair in Mental Health and Trauma and an associate professor at McMaster University.