Meet some more of London’s most amazing artists, advocates, and academics!
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Wednesday, May 15, 2013) at the Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library (251 Dundas Street).
The City Symposium is an entertaining and enlightening evening that brings you face to face with London’s best and brightest. Learn, discover, and love your city!
Free. All are welcome. No registration required. Join us afterwards for socializing and discussion (and free nachos!) at the Fox and Fiddle pub (355 Wellington Street, at King).
Julie McMullin (@JulieMcMullin) is a world-renowned scholar in the areas of aging, gender and ethnicity. She serves as Western University’s first-ever Vice-Provost (International). She is also a Professor in the Department of Sociology. She received her B.A. and M.A. from Western and her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Her recent research examines social inequality in paid work, especially in relation to older workers.
Holly Painter (@Hey_MissP) is a spoken word artist sharing her stories of struggle and triumph on slam stages, at community events, and in schools. Holly is the Director and two-time Grand Slam Champion of the London Poetry Slam, has performed at two national spoken word festivals, and most recently opened a TEDx event for her largest audience to date. She is a powerful voice for positive change and uses her words to entertain and inspire others.
Richard Bain is likely Ontario’s most well-known landscape photographer, with fourteen table top books on different aspects of his home province to his credit. These photo collections include, London, Western University, Stratford, Thames River, and many more. Richard, a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, attributes his time as a photographer at the student newspaper The Gazette as the reason he pursued photography as a career.
Mindy Williamson, (@MindyWilliamson) the event’s host and MC, is a professor at the School of Broadcast Journalism and Radio Broadcasting at Fanshawe College. She spent twenty years in the radio broadcast industry in London as a reporter, news anchor, and co-host of several radio morning shows. In addition, Mindy recently started her own business, Speaking Matters, coaching public speaking and presentation skills development.