Sabeen SaeedChair, TEDxYouth@Toronto
Sabeen is an avid reader and traveler, passionate about TED and cupcakes. You may find her wandering the streets of Toronto in search of the perfect balance between frosting and cake. Her favourite TED talk is The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown.
Kelly MalcolmsonOutreach Committee Lead
Kelly has a passion for the democratic and open sharing of knowledge and ideas. After spending many years inside the walls of universities, Kelly is enjoying working out in the real world as a psychologist with the Toronto District School Board. Her favourite TED talk: The World Needs All Kinds of Minds, by Temple Grandin.
Donna KwanOutreach Committee Lead
Donna is a graduate student studying brains and memory, but spends most of her time hanging out at Starbucks with fellow people who are procrastinating by checking Facebook. She craves roasted chicken most days and enjoys watching infomercials, but only the ones with food appliances. Donna is glad to be a part of TEDxYouth@Toronto!
Priya Malik-PatelOutreach Committee
Priya is a seasoned health care professional and brings over 8 years of industry experience in sales and marketing. She has a passion of self-improvement, education and for helping others. Her favourite TED talk is: Simon Sinek’s “How Great Leaders Inspire Action.”
Waqar KhanOutreach Committee
Waqar is an avid Shopper’s Drug Mart points collector, likes the Colour Purple (the movie, not the colour) and enjoys making theatre style popcorn at home. Cavity free since 2011. 4 out 5 dentists recommend his twitter account @wkhan416. His favourite Ted Talk is Frank Warren: Half a million secrets.
Mark ReislerSpeaker Committee Lead
Like Bob Dylan says ” You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” I like to figure things out on my own, if I’m wrong, I’m wrong. If I’m right you will be impressed! Mark enjoys any TED Talks by Seth Godin.
Jeanette LeeSpeakers Committee
Jeanette Lee is a math nerd turned corporate event coordinator. Her love of learning and belief that great ideas should be shared and discussed makes working with TEDx a great fit. An adventurer at heart, she enjoys traveling and trying new things. Her favourite TED Talk is: Margaret Hefernnan’s Dare to Disagree.
Faisal KhanSponsorship Committee Lead
Born and brought up in the harsh deserts of Arabia, Faisal is our maverick. He’s a die-hard believer in Yoda’s philosophies, believes Superman is real and takes the lead of his idols in helping others. He has a passion for marketing, movies and he’ll do what ever it takes to get the job done; even if it means he gets someone else to do it. His favorite TED talk is: Seth Godin: Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce.
Yasir FahmiSponsorship Committee
Meet Yasir, a dynamic young professional; who with his financial, business development and interpersonal skills, believes in out-of-the box thinking and has a passion to help others whenever and wherever possible. His favourite TED Talk is Pranav Mistry’s SixthSense.
Salman MazharA/V Logistics
Salman has been part of the team since the first event in 2010. He’s passionate about entrepreneurship, technology, and social engagement by youth on world issues. His favourite TED Talk is the Power of Smiling by Ron Gutman.
Karen HaDesign Lead
Karen is an enthusiastic design thinker. Outside of design, she is passionate about travelling and random adventures with crazy activities and scrumptious food all over Toronto. Her favourite TED Talk is Jane McGonigal’s “Gaming can
make a better world.”
Kelvin LuiSocial Media & Webmaster
Kelvin (@kelvinlui) is an IT consultant with a passion to understand how technology can enable businesses and organizations with a social mission. In his spare time, you can find him cooking (at least attempting to), sleeping, or exploring Downtown Toronto. His favorite TED talk is “How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries” by Adam Savage.
Steven is living the student life as a graduate student in software engineering. He spends most of his days with his laptop at a coffee shop where he’s working on this website, procrastinating, or occasionally, writing his thesis. His favourite TED talk is Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos’ Photosynth.