Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cancer Answers

Colon Cancer Prevention Program

Who: Dr. Bernard Badley, Gastroenterologist and Medical Director, Colon Cancer Prevention Program

What: Free Public Lecture - Everyone Welcome!

When: Tuesday May 12, 2009 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Where: Halifax Infirmary, Royal Bank Lecture Theatre
Summer Street Level, First Floor
1796 Summer Street, Halifax

(via Telehealth from Halifax)
Dartmouth General Hospital
Emergency Conference Room
325 Pleasant Street, Dartmouth

(via Telehealth from Halifax)
Hants Community Hospital
Conference Room B, First Floor
89 Payzant Drive, Windsor

For more information, call 1-866-599-2267
or visit

Mind Matters:Public Lecture and Panel Discussion on Psychosis

Psychosis can have a significant impact on the well being of individuals, families, and society in general.

This lecture and panel discussion will allow the audience to appreciate what psychosis is and what it is not, and how to recognize symptoms early to enable a successful recover. This lecture will also make the latest advances in psychosis research available and understandable.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Phillip Tibbo

Date: Wednesday May 6, 2009
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Holiday Inn Harbourview
McNab A & B rooms
101 Wyse Road, Dartmouth

Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Vibrant Communities

You are invited to meet Paul Born, author, speaker and master storyteller, internationally recognized for his innovative approaches to community building, at a special reception on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hub Halifax.

A motivational, inspiring and informative speaker, Paul will speak about his work in forming Opportunities 2000, a program recognized as one of the 40 best practices by the United Nations, and about how it was turned into the national campaign of Vibrant Communities Canada. Paul will also read from his recently released book, Community Conversations: Mobilizing the Ideas, Skills, and Passion of Community Organizations, Governments, Businesses, and People.

When Paul was young, he and his family came to Canada as refugees, displaced persons seeking to create a new life for themselves. His experience of poverty in coming to a country and community of opportunity has shaped one simple guiding question in his life: if we cannot solve poverty in Canada, where can it be solved?

In 2002 he co-founded and became President of Tamarack – An Institute for Community Engagement, which develops and supports collaborative strategies that engage citizens and institutions to solve major community challenges, and to learn from and share these experiences. Tamarack has partnerships in Saint John and St. John’s and has worked extensively with organizations in Halifax.

Community Conversations outlines the model that made the Vibrant Communities initiative such a success. It speaks to the power of bringing together diverse groups of people with different backgrounds and needs – from community organizations, the various levels of government, and businesses big and small – and offers ten practical ways to host conversations in any community.

A second book, edited by Paul, entitled Creating Vibrant Communities: How Individuals and Organizations from Diverse Sectors of Society are Coming Together to Reduce Poverty in Canada tells the stories of each of the Vibrant Communities initiatives, including those in Saint John and St. John’s.
We hope you can join us for this exciting event!

Please RSVP to

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Seniors' College

The Seniors'College Association annouces their upcoming spring courses. Each course meets once a week for two hours over a period of six to ten weeks. These are designed for your learning enjoyment, and there will be no tests or exams. Membership fee for the year is $120.00

History of Psychology - A Critical Look: Dr. Sid Sodhi
Keshen Goodman Public Library
Begins Monday April 27, 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Introduction to Microbiology and Infectious Diseases: Dr. R.G. Lewis
Bloomfield Centre
Begins Tuesday April 21, 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Shakespeare's Plays: Dr. Harry Whittier
Bloomfield Centre
Begins Wednesday April 22, 1:30 to 3:30 pm

The Use of Hypnosis in Medicine: Dr. Donald C. Brown
Begins Thursday April 23, 9:30 to 11:30 am

OPEN HOUSE - Wednesday April 15, 1:30 pm
Room 208, Bloomfield Centre
You are invited to learn more about SCANS, meet the instructors and enjoy some light refreshments. For further information, please contact Dr. Sid Sodhi at 443-3269 or Blanche Potter Creighton at 454-5554.