Walter Isaacson on The Future of Genetics – Hot Docs at Home

The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns to discuss The Code Breaker, a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna launched a revolution with the invention of CRISPR, the ground-breaking gene-editing tool which has been used to create “designer babies”, cure sickle cell anemia, and, most recently, to help develop the revolutionary Covid vaccines. Unfolding as a thrilling detective tale, the book poses fascinating questions about the origins of life, the health of our bodies, and the future of our species. Join one of the world’s leading biographers and public intellectuals as he discusses this timely story with renowned broadcaster Anna Maria Tremonti—and explores some of the most fascinating moral, scientific and philosophical issues of our time. 7:30 pm. $7.

Wishing Well: A Virtual Wellness Series

Rising Stars benefit events to raise awareness and funds for the Make-A-Wish Canada for children living with critical illnesses. Cooking Class March 13, Embroidery March 27 and Yoga April 10. Cost: $45 per class and $100 for the series.

March 13th – Cooking with Mark Gamasan, Executive Sous Chef of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. Details on the recipe and more to come. Each event will be broadcast over a virtual video platform and a wellness gift boxes will be mailed out, making this event entirely contactless.

March 27th – Embroidery with Hannah Taalman from Poppy & Pine ( ).

April 10th – Yoga with J-P Tamblyn-Sabo from Ahimsa Yoga ( )

Revolution Her International Women’s Day 2021

Virtual event with guest speaker Meena Harris (Founder & CEO of Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign). and Maria Locker (Founder and CEO of RevolutionHER) for an intimate and impactful conversation about family, justice, women’s rights, making history and challenging norms, a nod to this year’s International Women’s Day theme of #ChooseToChallenge. Women from across North America are invited to join the conversation. March 7 at 2 pm. #TogetherWeRise