Angela empowers women to step into realms of self-discovery where all aspects of being powerful and feminine are explored. She educates and mentors women in emerging into the full expression of their radiant, magnetic, dynamic selves - in all areas of their lives.
Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat is a therapist with interest in fostering positive change in mental health both inside and outside the therapy room. He recently returned from completing a challenging six-month meditation retreat in silence, in a forest monastery in South East Asia. Kasim teaches and presents on the use of mindfulness for creating healing, transformation, and peace. He is passionate about enhancing people’s sense of joy, authenticity, and presence. Kasim also teaches and speaks about the use of laughter and laughter yoga for improving wellness.
Michael Markwick's examination of democracy, social diversity and communication is anchored in his work in human rights enforcement. His questions about the nature and persistence of human dignity set in sharp relief the vastness of the powers of the state. He has worked with nurses subjected to systemic racism, First Nation communities contending with environmental contamination, and girls, youth and women trafficked into prostitution. On the strength of these relationships, he studies the ways in which communication can advance our emancipation or conspire against it. His research into the impact of the war on terror on democratic communication earned him a doctorate "with distinction" from Simon Fraser University.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxSFU, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxSFU event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.