PROBUS Club of Oshawa
JANUARY SPEAKER: Nicholas Boothman
Topic: “How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less”
Nicholas Boothman has spent more than 25 years studying the ways different people connect and communicate.
His first two books “How to Make People Like You in 90 seconds or less” and “Convince them in 90 seconds or less” have been translated into 30 languages.
Nicholas is a former fashion and advertising photographer who dealt with hundreds of new faces a week for clients like Revlon and Coca Cola.
The New York Times said “Boothman is the Dale Carnegie for a rushed era.”
Please come out and celebrate the first PROBUS meeting of the New Year with this interesting and dynamic speaker.
FEBRUARY SPEAKER: Steve Burrows
Topic:” From Birder to Birder Murder: The Mystery Continues”
Steve Burrows is a Canadian mystery writer, journalist and former teacher.
Steve has written 7 birder murder mystery books. His first novel, a Siege of Bitterns won the 2015 Arthur Ellis award for best first novel. Steve’s latest book, A Foreboding of Petrels has just been recently published.
As is evident from the titles of Steve’s books he is an avid bird watcher and his recent trip to the Antarctica means he has now visited 8 continents in pursuit of his interest.
Also of note, a production deal between Shaftesbury (Murdoch Mysteries) and a UK company means that Steve’s books have been optioned for TV.
Although born in the UK (Steve immigrated to Canada after grammar school) and a world traveller, he and his wife, Resa live in Oshawa.
Steve was very well received by a captive audience! See below.
Steve with Marilyn Marven and Jim Craigen
Dr. Dogra is Chair of the Committee for an Age-Friendly University at Ontario Tech University, and a researcher with expertise in active age, age-friendly living environments, active transportation, and sedentary time. She is currently teaching a course on active aging, and is pairing seniors with 3rd and 4th year Kinesiology students to facilitate intergenerational learning. She hopes to open up the doors of the University to seniors in the community through on campus program.
Ontario Tech University is one of a handful of Canadian universities to receive the Age-Friendly University (AFU) designation from the AFU Global Network. The AFU network includes higher-education institutions around the world endorsing the 10 AFU principles and committing themselves to becoming more age-friendly in their programs and policies. AFU-designated universities like Ontario Tech enrich the student experience and improve the quality of life of older adults in the community.
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