HIGI – Communication

ZOOM North York, Ontario

Have you ever wondered why some people are so hard to communicate with? Why some people just don’t seem to get the message? This Thursday, August 5th, our speaker, Sandy Robb is a Distinguished Toastmaster and a story teller. She will share some insights into why our attempts at communication Read more…

HIGI- My Achievements Made During the Pandemic

On Thursday August 19th, one of our very own seniors, Ruth Ali, will give a speech entitled “MY ACHEIVMENTS MADE DURING THE PANDEMIC”. She will talk about her interests and hobbies during the pandemic.

HIGI- What is in a name

ZOOM North York, Ontario

This Thursday, Sudha Datta, DTM will give a speech entitled “What is in a name?". Sudha is a distinguished toastmaster and has taken many leadership roles over the past 16 years in toastmasters. He worked as Head of Operations for a large investment firm based in Abu Dhabi for over Read more…

HIGI – The life of a story

ZOOM North York, Ontario

This Thursday, September 9th, Shankavy Paramanathan, one of our students at University of Toronto,  will give a speech entitled “The life of a story”. Taking a deeper look into the origins of our childhood stories and where storytelling is headed. Shankavy is excited to express her interest in stories of Read more…

HIGI- A Purposeful Life

This Thursday, we have our guest speaker “Kunal Taravade” all the way from US. Kunal works for a software company in Portland, Oregon in the field of computer chip design. He is the author of many scientific papers and holds over 25 US patents. What makes for a life of Read more…

HIGI- Life Stories

This Thursday September 23rd, you are invited to join Ruth Ali, down her memory lane. Please bring any story including romantic, interesting, unusual, exciting, etc.

HIGI- Expectations

This Thursday, September 30th, Leigh Singh, a recent graduate from the University of Toronto will be giving a speech entitled, “Expectations” in which she will be discussing how our expectations can affect our reality and how we perceive the world around us. She will also be sharing the strategies she Read more…

HIGI- Opioid Epidemic

This week, our very own, Fraser Rose will be our HIGI speaker. He'll talk about the Opioid Epidemic. We all know about our Covid-19 epidemic but there's another epidemic many of us are not aware of, our opioid epidemic. I'll discuss what it is and what we might do about it.

HIGI- Rethinking Wellbeing

This Thursday, October 21th, Stephen Reingold will give a speech entitled “Rethinking Wellbeing”. Most countries measure their well-being using the gross national product. Stephen would like to share with us an alternative mechanism for measuring well-being that considers individual and collective well-being. He has been a long time Toastmaster, past Read more…

HIGI- Landmark Leadership Lessons

ZOOM North York, Ontario

What makes for an effective leader? What are the key leadership qualities that we should possess? How can we learn from great leaders of the past? Can history teach us about leadership? Kunal Taravade tackles these questions as he describes 3 examples of great leaders in history and their attributes Read more…

HIGI- Mental Health

For this week HIGI, David Irving will give a speech entitled  “Mental balance and flexibility in a complex fractional world”. Individually and within our families as our lives develop we are presented to events, some personally solvable and others not. How we handle these events determines our future. To say Read more…

HIGI- Bridging the Language Gap

ZOOM North York, Ontario

At this week HIGI, Sandy Robb will give a speech entitled “Bridging the Language Gap” Do you ever wish we all spoke the same language? Wouldn’t life be easier if we could always understand each other? Sandy Robb is a Toastmaster, a story teller and a wannabe writer. She will Read more…