Upcoming Meetings

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Dr. Christopher DiCarlo is a philosopher, educator, and author. He often teaches in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Toronto (in Scarborough) and the Life Institute at Ryerson University in Toronto.

He is also a lifetime member of Humanist Canada and an Expert Advisor for the Centre for Inquiry Canada.

He has been invited to speak at numerous national and international conferences and written many scholarly papers ranging from bioethics to cognitive evolution.

His book entitled: How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Asking the Right Questions is currently in its fifth printing and is a best-seller in Canada and the U.S.

His latest book: So You Think You Can Think? Tools for Having Intelligent Conversations and Getting Along was released in May, 2020.

In April 2008 he was awarded TV Ontario’s Big Ideas Best Lecturer in Ontario Award. In August 2008 he was honored with the Canadian Humanist of the Year Award from the Humanist Association of Canada. In September 2008 he was awarded the UOIT Complementary Faculty Teaching Award.

​Dr. DiCarlo is the Principal and Founder of Critical Thinking Solutions, a consulting business for individuals, corporations, and not-for-profits in both the private and public sectors. He is also the developer of the first Pilot Project in Canada to introduce Universal Critical Thinking skills into the Ontario Public High School curriculum which has begun in the Upper Grand District School Board.. Dr. DiCarlo is also the Ethics Chair for the Canadian Mental Health Association (Waterloo/Wellington) and the Critical Thinking Advisor and writer at Pixel Dreams Creative Agency in Toronto.

PERSONAL VIGNETTE: Also in this meeting, Jim Fiddler will be delivering his personal vignette.

LUNCH BUNCH: After the meeting, all members are invited to have lunch (at their own cost) at a local restaurant. A great way to get to know your fellow members.


On January 25, Colleen James spoke to us on the topic "Challenging our Assumptions"

She is a professor at Conestoga College’s school of business while running local equity and inclusion consulting firm Divonify, which she founded in 2015. She is also Kitchener member of Waterloo Region Council.

Colleen is a former board president for Focus for Ethnic Women and has served as a member of the mayor’s equity task force. In 2020, James moderated the Region of Waterloo’s anti-racism town hall meetings.

Born and raised in Kitchener, inclusion advocate and educator Colleen James has experienced the good, the bad and the ugly parts of Waterloo Region.

The community doesn’t look the same as it once was when her family immigrated to Canada from the Caribbean in the 1970s. But there’s still a long way to go. Colleen is at the forefront of that push, spearheading local efforts to make the region a more welcoming place for others, including her young daughter.

Colleen's talk begins at the xx:xx minute mark of the meeting recording.

PERSONAL VIGNETTE: Also in this meeting, Fred Vaughn delivered his personal vignette.

Fred's talk begins at the xx:xx minute mark of the meeting recording.


The PROBUS Club of Cambridge provides the opportunity for retired or semi-retired men having similar interests to meet and mingle, enjoy challenging, interesting guest speakers and join into some group activities.

PROBUS Clubs are not service organizations. We do not engage in fundraising, sectarian or political activities. Rather, we function solely for the benefit and interest of our members.

If you are not a member, you are in the right place to seek information about our Club, and how you can join us.

If you have any questions, please contact our Membership Chair, Bob McBlain at 519-621-9149 or email us at info@probuscambridge.org 

We hope to see you soon!

Bob Howison
President 2022-23

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