Thursday, January 29, 2009

Travels to Namibia, Islam Awareness Month, Harps and Strategic Management

Guests on the Show:

1. Jayme Sampa & Danielle Collette- PHE Students
We spoke to Jayme and Danielle, both PHE students, who spent four months last summer on an exchange in Namibia. While there they participated in the Physically Active Youth (PAY) program, using sport development to educate youth about HIV/AIDS.

2. Hodan Osman & Hashi Muhammad- Members of the Muslim Students’ Association
Hodan and Hashi spoke about two events happening this week as part of Islam Awareness Month. The first event, ‘Women Living Islam- A Glimpse into the Lives of Muslim Women’ is taking place on January 29th while the second event, The Goodness of God and the Problem of Evil’ will be held on the 30th. Both events run from 6PM – 9PM at the Leslie Dan Pharmacy Building.
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3. Lori Gemmell- Classical Harpist
Lori Gemmell took a break from rehearsal to join us and talk about her recently released CD, ‘The Garden of Peacocks.’ Lori is part of a harp duo, with Jennifer Swartz, and together they have compiled a collection of their favourite pieces drawing from a wide variety of influences. The harpists will be performing on February 1st at 3:00PM in the Great Hall.
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4. Dr. Nick Bontis- Ph.D. Associate Professor of Strategic Management, McMaster University
We had a quick preview today for the Hancock Lecture with an interview featuring Nick Bontis. The interview prepared us for the upcoming lecture, Calibrating Your Future: The Balancing Act Between Social and Technological Pressures taking place on February 4th at 7:00PM in the Great Hall. At the Event Professor Bontis will outline the major challenges and pitfalls of the knowledge era and provide a glimpse into the future working conditions of today's university graduates. In addition Professor Bontis will show students how they can seize the opportunity for increased productivity while still pursuing what is most important: a high quality work/life balance. Tickets at
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Music on the Show:
The magic- Mr. Hollywood
Bruce Peninsula- Steamroller
Wildlife- Little Darling
Timber Timbre- Lay Down in the Tall Grass
Luke Doucet & the White Falcons- Long Haul Drive
Luke Doucet & the White Falcons- First Day (in the New Hometown)

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