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Guest Speakers

Dr. Huntae Kim


Jessie MacAlpine




Huntae is currently in the second year of his residency training in psychiatry at University of Toronto. Originally from Winnipeg, he graduated from Bachelor of Health Sciences program at McMaster University and recently completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Manitoba. He has been serving as a mentor to many high school and undergraduate students across the country, and looks forward to meeting you all in an attempt to provide an insider's perspective in pursuing a career in medicine.

One of Canada's Top 20 Under 20, Jessie MacAlpine is a second year student at the University of Toronto. Over the past five years, she has developed both a bioherbicide and antimalarial drug currently under review for international patent. This research has been presented around the world and won Best in Category for Medicine and Health Sciences at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Jessie is passionately invested in youth scientific literacy and volunteers with a variety of local and national charities to promote student involvement in fundamental research.





Dr. Brad Bass

Dr. Brad Bass has had 25-year career spanning research and policy development, research and education. His work policy development includes green roofs, urban growth management and water quality. His research includes energy conservation, energy planning, green roofs & walls, complex systems & biodiversity, water resources & climate change and climate change scenarios. Dr. Bass' work in education includes the development of the Climate Change, Health & Adaptation curriculum for secondary schools in Toronto and the University Research Experience in Complex Systems (URECS). URECS provides secondary school and university students opportunities for advanced research in complexity applied to many areas such as the emergence of new diseases under climate change, diseases, heat waves and health, genetic change and cooperative/criminal behaviour. Dr, Bass has been recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to green roof research and his contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's receipt of the Nobel Prize. Dr. Bass frequently delivers lectures and workshops on climate change and health to a wide range of student and professional audiences.


Dr. Rano Burton



Dr. Burton received her dental degree from the University of Liverpool in 1991, and her Masters of Science and Diploma in Orthodontics from the University of Manitoba in 1997.  She has been in practice since 1998.  She joined her current practice in March, 2012 and is now carrying on the practice after the untimely death of her partner in February, 2013.

She was a Board member of the Hamilton Academy of Dentistry for 10 years and is a member in good standing of the Canadian Association of Orthodontists and the Waterloo Wellington Dental Society.

She is currently an Associate Professor at University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry and in April, 2014 she will begin teaching as an Associate Professor in graduate orthodontics at the University of Western Ontario.