Category: blog

  • Mensa Canada Creativity Interviews: Marvyne Jenoff

    July 16, 2021

    Marvyne Jenoff, poet and fiction writer with several books to her credit, is featured in this interview (taped 2nd July 2021) with Kathleen Smith.  Marvyne generously shares several of her poems with us and, along the way, tells us something of her life and her creative process. Enjoy this interview: 

  • Exploring the World with our Minds

    June 10, 2021

    Intelligence is linked to the personality dimension known as Openness / Intellect. Watch Professor Colin DeYoung’s presentation, speaking at Toronto’s Inquiring Minds series in May 2021.

  • Warren MacKenzie Presents The Happiness Formula

    April 13, 2021

    Warren MacKenzie presents The Happiness Formula, emphasizing that a happy life is not a life without problems, it is having the ability to deal with problems. This Inquiring Minds zoom webinar was hosted by Kathleen Smith on February 20, 2021.

  • Sports and Canadian Values: Baseball in Hockey’s Shadow

    February 3, 2021

    Canada’s official national sports are hockey and lacrosse, yet few Canadians either play or follow lacrosse, and baseball — rather than hockey — has the deeper historical legacy in the nation.

  • Life in the Real Dubai

    December 16, 2020

    Peter Sells gave an invited zoom webinar to Toronto Mensa speaker event Inquiring Minds, hosted by Kathleen Smith, on August 29, 2020. Peter lived and worked in Dubai for three years, and came to know the real Dubai in much more depth than any tourist ever could. He let us in on some secrets, and…

  • Cartoon courtroom scene with judge, lawyer and witness

    Can He Do That?

    April 8, 2020

    Mensan and Lawyer Lynne Butler describes how she deals with sensitive estate issues and unwelcome surprises for survivors by framing questions carefully.

  • Avner Mandelman

    A Relationship Between Quantum Physics and Classical Physics

    March 18, 2020

    Avner Mandelman speaks at an Inquiring Minds event, where he presents a proposal on how Quantum Physics and Classical Physics might be related.

  • Mensan Weighs in on Controversy

    February 8, 2020

    Last fall, Mensan Raj Krishnan weighed in on the 2019 Federal election and the impact of Justin Trudeau’s brownface controversy. In the second video, you can learn how he ultimately voted and his thoughtful rationale. Watch below:          

  • Happy 50th birthday, Internet – What’s Next?

    November 3, 2019

    50 years after the birth of the internet, computers are no longer room-sized, they are wrist-sized. In the era of ubiquitous computing, preserving privacy must be “what’s next.”

  • Why AI Explainability is Central to Trust

    October 13, 2019

    Trust is the currency of business. But how can we trust AI algorithms we can’t see or understand? Mensan Heather Simmons explains.