The Canadian Club of Halton is proud to have had so many excellent past events. We have welcomed speakers from a broad spectrum of topics and expertise. Speakers present at the Oakville Conference Centre. Please consider joining us for an upcoming event.

2017

Marc-André Bernier, Manager of the Underwater Archaeology Team and Underwater Archaeologist, discussed The Sir John Franklin Expedition and Parks Canada’s Archaeological Missions in the Canadian Arctic, including the discovery of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. View Photos
Dr. Julia Upton, MD, FRCP(C) – Staff Physician, Clinical Immunology & Allergy, Hospital for Sick Children; Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto. “Food Allergy: Why, and What Can Be Done?” View Photos
Hon. Hugh Segal, O.C., O.Ont – Master of Massey College; Senior Fellow of the Munk School of Global Affairs and the Canadian and Foreign Affairs Institute; former Conservative Senator; Author of Two Freedoms: Canada’s Global Future View Photos
Dr. Linda Penn, PhD – Canadian Research Chair in Molecular Oncology; UHN Director, Office of Research Trainees; Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre; Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, U of T – “Understanding Cancer and Personalized Medicine” View Photos
Lindy Mechefske – Food Columnist, Kingston Whig-Standard; Editor, The Word, Kingston WritersFest; Food Blogger & Cook (lindymechefske.com); Author of Sir John’s Table: The Culinary Life & Times of Canada’s First Prime Minister View Photos
Dr. Charles Tator, OC, CM, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto; Division of Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital; Director, Canadian Concussion Centre – “A Brain Surgeon’s Advice for Saving the Brains of our Kids and Grandkids, and for Saving the Games We Love” View Photos
• Franco Vaccarino, PhD, FCAHS – President & Vice-Chancellor, University of Guelph – “My Vision for Canada 2067: Our Strength of Diversity and Common Purpose”  

2016

Dr. Sean Wharton, MD, Wharton Weight Management Clinic – “Obesity in Adults”
Stephen Leahy, Award-winning International Environmental Journalist – Author of Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use to Make Everyday Products
Dr. Janet Rossant, CC, PhD, Senior Scientist & Chief of Research Emeritus in the Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Program – SickKids Hospital; 2015 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award Recipient – “Stem Cells: Hype vs. Hope”
Dr. Adrian Upton, MD, FRCP(C) – Paediatric & Adult Clinical Neurologist; Director Regional Epilepsy, Diagnostic Neurophysiology and Neurology Clinics, Hamilton Health Sciences Centre; Professor Emeritus Division of Neurology, McMaster University – “Augmenting the Brain”
Linda Rutledge, PhD – Research Associate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton NJ – “Fossils to Genomes: Protecting The Eastern Wolves of Algonquin Park” View Photos
Bob Rae – a senior partner at Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP where he works with First Nations across Canada as legal counsel, advisor, and negotiator; Ontario’s 21st Premier 1990-1995; Interim Federal Leader of the Liberal Party 2011-2013 – “Mending Hearts, Mending Treaties” View Photos
Dr. David Goldbloom, OC, MD, FRCPC – Senior Medical Advisor, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Author of How Can I Help? A Week in My Life as a Psychiatrist. View Photos

2015

Charles Burton Ph.D, Brock University – “Canada-China: the Way Forward”
David Evans, Ph.D, Curator, Royal Ontario Museum, “Hunting Dinosaurs in Western Canada”
Anita Anand LLM – University of Toronto – “White Collar Crime & Punishment”
Plum Johnson, Author of They Left Us Everything
Dr. Rick Paulseth, MD, McMaster – Parkinson’s Disease
Gillian Niblett, Certified Tea Specialist
Dr. Hertzel Gerstein, MD, McMaster – Diabetes

2014

Jason Tetro: “The Germ Guy” – Microbiologist, Author, Researcher
Stephen Cornish, Executive Director, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders Canada
Ian Hamilton, Burlington-based award-winning Author of the popular Ava Lee novels
Dr. Jeff Ennis, MD, Medical Director, The Ennis Centre for Pain Management
Tilda Shalof, RN, Staff Nurse & Author, Medical-Surgical ICU, Toronto General Hospital
Dr. Pierre Meulien, PhD, President & CEO, Genome Canada
Richard Gwyn – Author of “Nation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald 1867-1891”

2013

Duff Conacher, LL.B., Founding Director of Democracy Watch
Dr. Rick Adachi, MD – “Osteoporosis”
Jeff Surtees, CEO & Legal Counsel, Trout Unlimited Canada
Ray Kong, Senior Vice President, Ipsos Reid
• Mark Lukowski, CEO, Christian Children’s Fund of Canada – “10 Lessons I Learned from People Living in Poverty”
Robert Rotenberg, Criminal Defense Lawyer and Author of Detective Ari Greene novels
André Picard, Public Health Reporter, Globe and Mail

2012

Dr. Anne Braun, MD – “Depression in the Elderly”
Dan Bortolotti, Writer & Editor, Author of Wild Blue
Anna Olson, Celebrity Chef and Cookbook Author
Charlotte Gray, Chair – Canada’s History & award-winning author of 8 non-fiction books
The Honourable Frank Iacobucci, Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
Stewart Lunn, PhD, Senior Environmental Advisor, Imperial Oil
Hans Gerhardt, Award-winning Hotelier; President/Managing Director, Toronto’s Sutton Place Hotel (1986-1994)

2011

Dr. Christopher Patterson, MD, Chief, Geriatric Services, Hamilton Health Sciences
Maureen Jennings, Author of the popular and acclaimed Detective Murdoch novels
Dr. Brian Goldman, Emergency Physician at Mount Sinai Hospital; CBC Radio host of White Coat, Black Art
Lauren Baker, PhD, Director, Sustain Ontario – The Alliance for Healthy Food and Farming and Lorraine Johnson, Author of City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing
Franklyn Griffiths, Senior Research Fellow at the Canadian International Council
Neil Alexander, President, Organization of Candu Industries
Mike Tennant, producer, co-creator/writer, CBC Radio’s award-winning The Age of Persuasion

2010

Gerald Butts, President & CEO, World Wildlife Fund Canada (now Senior Political Advisor to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)
Dr. Zafar Adeel, Director, United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health & Chair, UN-Water
Bridget Stutchbury, PhD, Professor of Biology & Canada Research Chair in Ecology and Conservation Biology, York University
Darryl Brooker, Winemaker, Hillebrand Estates Winery
Alan Borovoy, General Counsel Emeritus, Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Antoni Cimolino, General Director, Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Nadine Hughes, Entrepreneur, Cooking Instructor, Award-Winning Cookbook Author, TV Personality

2009

Dr. Peter Kevan, PhD, Professor of Environmental Biology, University of Guelph
Dr. Colin Ellard, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo
Rudyard Griffiths, Co-Founder, The Dominion Institute
Petra Cooper, Chair, Ontario Cheese Society and Founder & President, Fifth Town Artisanal Cheese Company
Dr. David Goldbloom, MD, FRCPC, Senior Medical Advisor, Education & Public Affairs, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Sally Armstrong, Human Rights Activist, Journalist, Author
Captain Doug Morris, Air Canada Pilot, Author

2008

Dr. Ken Arnold, MD, President, Ontario Medical Association
Dr. Christian Burks, President & CEO, Ontario Genomics Institute
Dr. Massimo Marcone, University of Guelph
Harry Walker, Walker’s Chocolates
Michael Killip, Chef/Owner, The Twisted Fork Restaurant
Dr. Michelle Gagnon, Head of Geriatrics, St. Joseph’s, Hamilton
Robert Bateman, Wildlife Artist, Environmentalist, Naturalist
Ken Ogilvie, Executive Director, Pollution Probe
Ken Petrunik, Chief Operating Officer, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

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