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Melissa Nowakowski

Next-Gen Arts in Academics

As most art is now produced and consumed in digital
formats, the next generation of artists is fine-tuning
their talents to meet the changing conditions and complexities of the digital age. In Oshawa, Ont., Durham College and
Ontario Tech University provide students with a unique blend of creative exploration with digital media know-how.

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Arts & Culture
Katie Dupuis

Lights, Camera, Durham

From world-renowned post-production companies to unique, authentic filming locations, Durham Region is integral to the success of Hollywood North.

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Durham Region
Katie Dupuis

In the Limelight — Live Theatre in Durham Region

There’s nothing quite like a night (or afternoon!) out at a live theatre performance. Even in the most low-key settings, attending a show feels like an occasion. Durham Region boasts many quality theatre opportunities, from intimate settings to large-scale productions, and is full of talented actors to pull off even the most complex shows. So, with a wealth of options to explore, we dove into the theatre landscape in the area to round up some of the incredible venues and theatrical companies you should have on your radar. We’ll also tell you what’s on this season, and where you can get tickets — you’ll just have to decide what to see first.

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Arts & Culture
Lisa van de Geyn

Hitting the Right Note

Famous novelist Jack Kerouac once
said, “The only truth is music,” and
while that might seem a tad dramatic, we couldn’t agree more. Music is
universal (it’s actually been proven
by scientists at Harvard) and releases
endorphins in our brains. It offers hope and an escape, it excites and relaxes, and it’s an art form that brings people together like no other. Not to sound like a broken record, but we love music, and so do the folks we feature here. Hearing their stories was, well, music to our ears.

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AI & Robotics
Katie Dupuis

Meet  Dr. Carolyn McGregor

Artificial intelligence and robotics are becoming important factors in the progress of healthcare, thanks to pioneers like Dr. Carolyn McGregor AM.

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AI & Robotics
Melissa Nowakowski

A New Era in Education

AI and robotics are reshaping the future for many sectors, from manufacturing and agriculture to healthcare and communications.

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AI & Robotics
Katie Dupuis

The Future in Motion

Motion capture is a fascinating, quickly advancing area
of scientific research. The technology, which was first
introduced as a concept close to 100 years ago, can now
be implemented anytime, anywhere, and can be used to
evaluate a person’s performance, treatment or experience.

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AI & Robotics
Katie Dupuis

Artificial Intelligence in the Arts

While artificial intelligence isn’t new by any stretch — the earliest successful AI program dates back to the 1950s — it has been a hot topic this year. But it’s not just about the scientific disciplines. Visual artists, writers, choreographers and more are learning how to live in harmony with the simulation of human intelligence.

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AI & Robotics
Colleen Fisher Tully

Cities Getting Smarter

Intelligent machines are hard at work, day and night, on more aspects of daily life than you may realize. Here’s how AI and robotics are monitoring, fixing and optimizing the city infrastructure that many of us take for granted.

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AI & Robotics
Lisa van de Geyn

The Brains Behind the Big Ideas

Toronto’s Vector Institute is one of only three AI hubs in Canada. Six years after its inception, it continues to foster the smartest minds in AI, machine learning and deep learning, and plays a major role in helping companies realize and achieve their AI goals.

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Issue 17
Lisa van de Geyn

Navigating Mental Health

You don’t have to have a mental illness to know there’s a
mental health crisis in this country. According to the Centre for
Addiction and Mental Health, the economic burden of mental illness
in Canada is $51 billion per year.

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Issue 17
Melissa Nowakowski

Modernizing Meds

When you think of pharmaceuticals, innovation may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But these Ontario companies are doing innovative things!

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Gordon Foods on the Way

Gordon Food Service is opening a new state-of-the-art distribution centre in Ajax. Here’s what you need to know about this family-run empire.
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Finding Common Ground

Food and drink is so often how we come together, how we celebrate, how we show that we care, how we share experiences.
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A Chat With Sarah Chiapparro

Chef Sarah Chiapparro has had a long career in the restaurant business, including exciting stints at upscale spots in Toronto and overseas.
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To Market, to Market

Nothing says summer like stalls bursting with produce, flowers, baked goods and more at a farmers’ market.
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