NOVEMBER 5, 2014
Technology in Transportation - What will move you into the future
Jim Kenzie, Toronto Star
Jim Kenzie is Canada's foremost automotive journalist. He has been Chief Auto Reviewer for The Toronto Star's Wheels section, Canada's leading automotive publication, since its inception in 1986.
He appears on "Kenzie's Korner" on TSN's Motoring, Canada's most-watched and most-authoritative automotive television program. Jim's work also appears in a variety of magazines, newspapers and web sites around the world.
He has been an active, licensed, professional-grade racing driver since his early-twenties, and is a three-time Targa Newfoundland Rally Open Division driving champion.
Jim was the inaugural winner of the Journalist of the Year Award, presented by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. He serves on juries to select the Canadian Car/Truck of the Year, North American Car/Truck of the Year, the International Engines of the Year and the Vehicle Dynamics International Awards.
Jim is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (Industrial).
He lives in Halton Hills, Ontario, where he keeps his lovely 1977 American Motors Hornet hatchback in his Barn.
Mr. Kezie's presentation can be viewed HERE
Women and Gender in Islam: Women's Religious Authority
Laury Silvers, University of Toronto
Dr. Silvers received a PhD in Comparative Studies from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and currently teaches Islam-related courses in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Toronto.
Her areas of research and teaching are on Islam in the Formative Period, in particular Sufism, Sufi Metaphysics and Gender, and Progressive Islam in North America. Dr. Silvers has published extensively in these areas and has several articles in progress. Her book “A Soaring Minaret: Abu Bakr al-Wasiti and the Rise of Baghdadi Sufism” was released in 2010 by SUNY Press.
Dr. Silvers helped to found and is Co-Chair of The Islamic Mysticism Group at the American Academy of Religion.
Dr. Silver's presentation can be viewed HERE.