2019-2020 Speaker Program

Schedule for All Regular General Meetings
4th Tuesday of the month: September – November 2019 and January – May 2020

7:00 – 7:30 pm
Business Meeting
7:30 – 8:00 pm
8:00 – 9:15 pm

September 24, 2019

Meet & greet new & returning members
& Special Interest Group sign-up
Leanne Son Hing
Dept. of Psychology, U of Guelph
“Experience of Inequality in the Workplace”

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October 22, 2019

Pre-meeting dinner:  5:45 – 6:45 PM

7:00 – 7:30 pm
Business Meeting
7:30 – 8:00 pm
8:00 – 9:15 pm
Sara Sayyed
Muslim Society of Guelph
“The Muslim Community in Guelph”

Sara Sayyed is the current Principal of Meezan School. Sara also volunteers as a Community Services Director at the Muslim Society of Guelph where she conducts outreach sessions and seminars for the centre on a regular basis and consults with various community partners on how equity and accommodation measures can be adopted within organizations and workplaces. Previous to this, Sara was a Director of the Guelph Refugee Consortium and currently also sits on the Guelph Community Foundation Grants Committee.  Sara holds a Bachelors of Environmental Science from University of Guelph. She joined the Guelph General Board of Directors in 2017 and also sits on Quality Committee.


November 26, 2019

CFUW Guelph Strategic Planning Exercise
Presentation and discussion of our club’s
activities, challenges and plans for the future

January 28, 2020

Jeff Hollingsworth
Program Manager, Homewood Health Centre
“Mental Health Services in the Community”

February 25, 2020

Discussion of Resolutions from CFUW National

March 24, 2020

Geoff Vogt
Guelph Y CEO
“The Y and Wellness in Guelph”

April 28, 2020

Pre-meeting dinner: ***details TBA***
Adam Shoalts
Writer & Explorer; Fellow, Royal Canadian Geographical Society
“Alone Across Canada’s Arctic”

May 26, 2020

Annual General Meeting & Banquet
***Time & Location TBA***
Anne-Marie Zajdlik
Founder & Medical Director, HOPE Clinic
“The Bracelet of Hope Initiative in 2020”

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