Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.
  • February 14, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Dr. Alex Jadad, a Toronto physician and founder of Toronto's Centre for Global eHealth Innovation will be the opening speaker of the next Treehouse Talks, Friday February 14, 2014, at the Toronto Reference Library, at 6:30 pm. Alex Jadad is also a Canada Research Chair in eHealth innovation and was previously Chief of the Health Information Research Unit, McMaster University. Dr. Jadad's interests focus on how to better define and measure happiness.

The Treehouse Talks, a monthly multidisciplinary speakers series, presents three leading personalities from diverse backgrounds to stimulate debate on contemporary issues and innovation. The speakers are all required to interact with the audience.

This upcoming Treehouse Talks will feature:

Alex Jadad: Living a healthy and happy life until the last breath: Our greatest challenge

Ralph Baker: Financial Literacy: If a 12-year-old can master It, so can you

Wallis Giunta: Why Opera Singers Are Like Jugglers: How staying present in the moment is the key to success in live performance

The Treehouse Talks, created in 2010, are curated by Toronto lawyer Nicolas Rouleau. Their slogan is "3 PEOPLE x 3 TOPICS = 1,000 IDEAS".

"The Treehouse Talks are designed to engage the audience in a manner that crosses disciplines and introduces them to new ideas and new ways of thinking", says Rouleau. "They're free, they're fun, and they make you think".

"Since 2010 we've been giving some of Toronto's most curious and creative people a chance to connect over great conversations. Attendees have been inspired by a range of dynamic speakers, first at the MaRS Discovery District (2010) and then at the Toronto Reference Library (since 2011)", says Rouleau.