Notice of Meeting
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
This meeting includes our Xmas Soirée, cancelled due to snow, now our Valentine’s Soirée!
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC Campus, 515 West Hastings Street (between Seymour and Richards Streets) in the Diamond Lounge
Speaker: Hugh Lindsay
Topic: You’re not getting older; you’re getting better
At the age of 51, Hugh Lindsay made a career move that profoundly changed his life and how he looked at it. When he turned 70, he took a course in the Adults 55+ program at SFU that helped him understand what was happening to him and how it can be possible to say, “You’re not getting older; you’re getting better.” In this presentation, written as he turned 75, he will share what he has learned about the mature mind from SFU courses and his personal experience, and then invite comments, questions and discussion.
Hugh has had three paid careers. He was employed as an accountant in public practice in the UK and Canada. He was a corporate manager with SFU and ICBC, and he has been a contract teacher and writer on insurance, risk management and governance. In the process he has earned two professional designations: Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Insurance Professional, and numerous certificates and diplomas—but no university degree. Hugh is a life-long leaner and volunteer who continues to follow his interests in retirement by serving on boards and committees, and by taking courses (as a student) in the Adults 55+ Program at SFU.
Maryse de la Giroday intrigued and instructed us. She started her talk with a video that combined words, images and music, dealing with gold nanoparticles. She then presented the poem that she had written for this video, line by line and image by image, to explain the peculiarities of gold in the world of nanoparticles and nanotechnology. A lively discussion ensued and her scientific knowledge was compellingly evident. A good time was had by all.
If you have any questions, please contact me: Mark Dwor