Speakers 2018-03-27T21:03:40+00:00
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Nina Cavey

Nina Cavey is a Nursing Faculty Member at McMaster University with a focus on community mental health, education, global health, and spirituality. She has been a research coordinator with CanChild and the Centre for Childhood Disability Research and also a case manager for the Hamilton Program for Schizophrenia. She did her Masters Thesis on Schizophrenia and Spirituality. She lives with her family and children in Hamilton.

Nina is the speaker for the workshop called “Managing Your Mental Health”.

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Eugenia Duodo

Dr. Eugenia Duodu holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Toronto and is the Chief Executive Officer of Visions of Science Network for Learning – a charitable organization that runs educational programs that focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for youth from low-income and marginalized communities. Eugenia is passionate about seeing her love for community, science and youth come together in her work with Vision of Science. She also helps lead the youth and young adult ministry at her church.

Eugenia is the speaker for the workshop called “Discerning Direction”.

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Jon Topping

A member of P2C’s Ultimate Questions team, Jon teaches philosophy, ethics, and apologetics part-time at Master’s College and pastors youth at Emmanuel Community Church. Jon received an MA in the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from Biola University and a BA with a double major in philosophy and religious studies from Tyndale University. Jon speaks at various events on philosophical issues that impact faith and Christianity. Jon also enjoys swing dancing, board games, and Minecraft. Jon, his wife Leah, and daughter Laura, live in Port Perry with their dog Lieutenant Reginald Barkley, and their two cats Dr. Daniel Jackson and Spot.

Jon is the speaker for the workshop called “Having Faith(-ful) Conversations on Campus”.

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Evelyn Tam

Evelyn grew up on the west coast (best coast!) but now calls Toronto home. She came to trust Jesus in her first year at the University of Waterloo and then became involved with the Chinese Christian Fellowship there. After graduating, she taught English for a year in Hong Kong before settling back in home sweet Canada. Now, she works half-time at a psychological non-profit organization dedicated to the research and practice of meaning in life, and is also on staff for Ambassadors for Christ in Canada, working with high school and university students. She loves analyzing the philosophy of movies, project management, and eating all the Korean food in her hood with her husband Evangel.

Evelyn is the speaker for the workshop called “University Life Hacks”.

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Vera Ivakina

Vera is on staff with Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship and works as a campus minister with the high school team in Etobicoke. After graduating from Queen’s University with a BA in English and B.Ed she moved to Toronto in 2013 to help reestablish the high school ministry in the west end of the city. She is passionate about planting, forming communities around scripture, and seeing youth and young adults become followers of Jesus. She has been a part of the Transition 101 team since 2016 and loves walking with students as they make the move from high school to post secondary.

Vera is part of the planning team and is the speaker for the workshop called “Finding Your Rhythm”.

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Mackenzie Smyth

Mackenzie is the MC for Transition 101 2018.