Durham College Lecture Series 2017

Durham College Lecture Series 2017

Presented by Durham College faculty members who are experts in their fields, this inspiring and engaging weekly series covers a variety of subjects.

Date: Fridays, beginning September 29
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Central Library
Register online below, or by contacting any branch.

 
Friday September 29, 2017
Presenter: Sara Mercier
Descripton:  After launching 11 years ago, Twitter has become a top social media network with over 319 million global active users.  In Canada, the majority of users are between the ages of 18-29 leaving the rest of the Canadian population scratching their heads when it comes to getting started using this social tool.  Bring your tablet or mobile device and join us in learning the ins and outs of using this social tool – you’ll be sure to impress your kids!
 
Friday October 13, 2017
Presenter: Tricia Wiseman
Description:  Whether you are an entrepreneur planning a business event, an employee organizing a meeting or someone who just likes to throw a party, event planning can be stressful!  This session will explore how to define and measure success while providing clear tasks to plan any kind of event, tips on how to stay on budget and resources to help you through the process.
 
Friday October 20, 2017
Presenter: Melissa Taaffee
Description:  We will examine the health risks associated with sitting at desks and interacting with computers.  We look at ways to combat these behaviours and practices to relieve the mental and physical stresses of office work and sedentary lifestyles.  Melissa Taafee is a professor at DC in the 911 Emergency and Call Centre Communications program.  Prior to becoming a teacher, she enjoyed a 14 year career as a 911 operator.
 
Friday October 27, 2017
Presenter: Lynne Kennette
Description: Human memory is a complex and important part of our life.  How does it work and how does it fail?  In this session, participants will learn the general workings of memory.  Then, to illustrate some of the complexities of this cognitive system, attendees will experience various psychological principles through experiments and demonstrations.
 
Friday November 3, 2017
Presenter: Nadine Ellul
Description:  Pain is a common human experience that can be difficult to understand.  Is pain in the shoulder coming from the shoulder? Is a headache really a head ache? Is sciatica a low back problem? The purpose of this session is to explore how pain occurs and provide a simple guide on common, unusual, and unexpected sources.  Various treatment options will be also be discussed.
 
Friday November 17, 2017
Presenter: TBA
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Friday November 24, 2017
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Friday December 1, 2017
Presenter: Jason Vassell
Description:  A police officer’s ability to detect deception during an investigative interview is a science. Lying is a universal language that we are all familiar with both from lying and being lied to. Many times guilty body language and speech gives people away, but sometimes lying can be very subtle. An interview is primarily used to seek the truth and can demonstrate innocence or guilt. In the pursuit of truth, police must also adhere to many rules to ensure that a statement is admissible in court. Let’s explore this topic together!