Keynote Lectures

Talks

 

@

Studio Theatre

 

12
to
1
PM

.

James Wilks 

TBA

 

1:
30
to
2:
30
PM

.

John Pierre – “The Pillars of Health”

 John Pierre introduces four solid principles that provide a strong foundation for vibrant and lasting health: nourishment from real food; creative stimulation for the mind; joyous physical movement for the body; and a spiritual philosophy focused on compassion, love, and peace.

 

3:
30
to
4:
30
PM

.

Breeze Harper – “Recipes for Racial Tension Headaches: Why Vegan Healing is Crucial for Racial [Trauma] Healing”

Stress and Trauma have real negative emotional and physical effects on our health. For non-white minorities in white settler nations, such as USA and Canada, the constant violence of structural and institutional racism has manifested as hypertension, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and even diabetes to name a few. In this keynote lecture, Dr. Harper will discuss how vegan nutritional healing can become a tool to heal the body from racialized violence, as well as be a significant method for anti-racism activism for non-white people and white anti-racist allies.

 

6
to
7
PM

.

Michael Greger – “Combating Common Diseases With Plants”

Dr. Greger has scoured the world’s scholarly literature on clinical nutrition and developed this brand-new presentation on the latest in cutting-edge research. In Dr. Greger’s annual nutrition review last year he went through the list of the 15 leading causes of death in Canada, exploring the role diet may play in preventing, arresting, and even reversing the top 15 killers. This year Dr. Greger will run through the top dozen reasons people visit doctors to highlight some of the latest research on how a healthy diet can affect some of the most common medical conditions.