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June 2019

CINE-PSYCH: Mental Health on Film

The Cine-Psych film making team, created by Dr. Nadeem Akhtar (Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, McMaster University) was formed in 2017. The mission of the project was to train junior Psychiatrists to create engaging, cinematic short films that would reflect what we know of mental health problems, stimulate debate, discussion, and better understanding to reduce stigma. CinePsych will be presenting their latest short films (as below) followed by a Question and Answer session with members of the team. Pretty Good (2019)  Written…

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ArtsFest: Reel Eats – “Chocolate from bean to bar, uncovering the magic of chocolate”

In cacao beans, nature has made the perfect “Soma”, a mystical substance mentioned in the Rig Veda and later by Aldous Huxley in the novel Brave New World. Resident education and tasting expert, Sam from SOMA CHOCOLATES joins host Mary Luz Mejia for an afternoon uncovering the magic of chocolate. There will be chocolate samples to try and we invite you to pair the tasting with a glass of Prosecco from our concessions stand!

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AUTHOR TALK: ANN HUI, CHOP SUEY NATION

Ann Hui is the Author of Chop Suey Nation: The Legion Cafe and Other Stories from Canada's Chinese Restaurants. In her role as The Globe and Mail’s national food reporter, she uses food as a lens to explore public policy, health, the environment, and agriculture. Join us for the Author Talk and Reading and stay for the movie! Tickets include the price of Film Screening, EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN at 8:15 PM This event is brought to you in partnership with…

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September 2019

DEAR YELLOW SUN: World Suicide Prevention Day

A Play Written and performed by Hollie Gladysz and Holly Raymond. Please join us as we examine the complex topic of suicide through an original play followed by a discussion by an expert panel. Starting at 7:00 PM Doors Open at 6:00 PM   Free Admission

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CURIOUS MINDS// ALL THAT GLITTERED: POP CULTURE OF THE 70’S

This fall, The Westdale has partnered with Hot Docs to bring you a series of daytime lectures. Come engage in a variety of topics with dynamic speakers and subject matter experts. It might have been the strangest decade of the twentieth century, but it is also one of the most misunderstood. It’s easy to look back at the 1970s and simply be stunned by the hair and the platform shoes, by the mood rings and ‘da Fonz’. But underneath all…

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