Contempo @ Tyndale 2014


Contempo @ Tyndale 2014

Theme:Mission Defined: Let others SEE the Gospel
Date:Saturday, March 1st, 2014
10:00AM – 4:00PM
Lunch & Refreshments Included
Speaker: Dr. Bryan Karney, and Mr. Desmond Choi

Dr. Bryan W. Karney graduated from UBC in Bio-Resource Engineering in 1980 and completed his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, also for UBC, in 1984. He is currently a professor of Civil Engineering and the Associate Dean of Cross Disciplinary Programs at the University of Toronto.

He is also the principal of HydraTek & Associates Inc, a hydraulic transient analysis specialty firm and has spoken and written widely on subjects related to water resource systems, energy issues, hydrology, climate change, engineering education and ethics.

Bryan has won a number of teaching awards including being a finalist in the TVO’s best lecturer competition and received the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) award for the Best Engineering and Construction Publication Article for 2008. He was awarded the Northrop Frye award for excellence in teaching and research in 2009.

Bryan’s real passion is connecting his faith to his life and he has been a long-term elder at Forest Brook Community Church where he heads-up their Preaching Advisory Group and runs a course to interested individuals on “Discovering Preaching.” Bryan has been married to Joy for almost 34 years and has three grown children.


Desmond Choi is 21 years old, a Canada-based entrepreneur and social activist studying at the University of Waterloo.

He is the CEO of Sparkgig (Talent search company) and founder of United International Entrepreneur Group. He founded United Social Entrepreneurship Conference and Undivided in 2011, leading conferences and local chapters in North America.

Over the last 5 years, Desmond started Mappedin, Canada's leading indoor navigation company, which appeared on CBC's Dragons' Den and raised over 1 million from VC. Desmond has experience in start-ups and clothing industry.

Desmond is a Global fellow of Kairos Society in Canada and member of Velocity.
Location:Tyndale University College & Seminary
25 Ballyconnor Court
Toronto, Ontario M2M 4B3
Schedule:
TimeAgenda
9:30AM - 10:00AMArrival and Registration
10:00AM - 10:15AMOpening Prayer/Welcome
10:15AM - 11:00AMKeynote Speech 1 (Dr. Karney)
11:00AM - 11:15AMBreak
11:15AM - 11:35AMMr. Desmond Choi Testimony
11:35AM - 12:30PM  Keynote Speech 2 (Dr. Karney)
12:30PM - 12:45PMBreak
12:45PM - 2:00PMLunch
2:00PM - 3:00PMTown Hall, Dr. Clement Yeung to share Contempo Vision
3:00PM - 3:15PMBreak
3:15PM - 3:45PMSmall Group Discussions
3:45PM - 4:00PMGroup Reports and Closing Remarks