The following are testimonials from individuals who have attended lectures and workshops led by Dr. Chapnick.
Thank you for your outstanding presentation to LifelonglearningMarkham. You captivated the audience with your factual information about the Ten Events that Shaped Our Nation’s Character.
Your enthusiastic , well articulated presentation style with the accompaniment of slides was appreciated. Comments from the patrons were “ stimulating, provocative, well organized, historically informative and thought- provoking “ The Q&A segment was handled succinctly. Many patrons commented that if they had you as a professor, they certainly would have taken more history courses.
It was a pleasure working with you:)
Your presentation today was excellent! Thank you for sharing the complexities and the thoughtful approach our current leaders take in devising Canada’s foreign affairs strategies.
Many in the audience during the coffee break were full of praise of your talk, and particularly admired your talent of making big subjects comprehensible.
All the best,
Thought you’d like to see the feedback from the audience on your lecture at TLL last Thursday (attached). Highest scores we’ve ever gotten! Feel free to add some comments to your testimonials. Thanks again. Superb lecture. We will definitely be calling on you again.
Cheryl Avrich, Thornhill Lifelong Learning
I just wanted to write to congratulate you on your excellent presentation at the U of T last Friday…
Your presentation was the clearest and most concise explanation I have ever heard or read on the question of whether we need a defence policy, and if so, how should it be formulated. It should be required viewing for all members of parliament and media pundits.
Thank you for your superb contribution.
One of the most enduring qualities of a great speaker/teacher is the ability to take the most difficult concepts and turn them into an information flow that is both logical and easily understood. You have that wonderful gift as an educator, Adam. Thank you so much for joining the Con Ed Lecture Series in Markham once again. Your visit is always highly anticipated and wonderfully received by all who attend.
Co-ordinator, University of Toronto Lecture Series
Thank you for the notes, they help me to recall your excellent lecture. Your lecture was not just outstanding, it has encouraged me to start reading the book "Canada’s Voice" on John Wendell Holmes, but also to look at foreign affairs from a more informed point of view. Once again thank you, and I hope there will be other lectures.
Peter J Fletcher
I was fortunate to be present at your lecture to the Probus Women’s Club on Monday, November 16th in Burlington. I found your speech to be extremely intelligent and informative. I would be very grateful if you could e-mail me a copy of your speech. There are so many issues that you pointed out that I would love to go over again.
My name is Valentin Bolborici and I am a Ph.D. student with the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at University of Toronto.
Yesterday, Friday October 27, 2006, I attended your seminar Preparing the Teaching Dossier. It was one of the best seminars I have attended within the TATP program. The information was presented in a very clear and concise way, and it was easy for me to understand everything you said. The information you shared with us at this seminar is crucial in preparing for my career in teaching.
Due to the fact that it was lots of information presented, I was not able to write everything you told us. I was wondering, if it possible to have a copy of your presentation.
Thank you very much.
Valentin Bolborici, University of Toronto
Hello Dr. Chapnick
My husband and I watched your presentation to LLNIagara today and thought it was quite wonderful. Nothing dry about this lecture at all, and we have sat through many academic lectures and programmes. Yours was succinct, funny at times, with the deep dive into your subject made plain to the listeners. We both have historian and social science creds and both very interested in politics. We were nodding and acknowledging points made as you deftly went through the lecture. Quite the best one we've seen.
I will send kudos to our LLNiagara programmers for bringing you to us.
Gail Benjafield, St. Catharines
Thank you so much for your excellent presentation to The Probus Club of Alliston earlier today. It was not only informative and extremely thought provoking but an inspiration related to better understanding of government decisions, pitfalls, and foreign strategy. Dare I say I hope we have the opportunity to have you back again at sometime in the future I have had positive +++ feedback about your presentation already.
Christina Korhonen, Speaker's Committee
Thank you for your fascinating presentation today. You may have heard some of the many praises from participants as you were leaving. It was greatly appreciated. Your knowledge of Canada, its history and current events is impressive and it was a delight to hear your talk and your views on world events. As you said, we are so fortunate to live in Canada!
I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
I am very grateful for the effort you made in coming to Ottawa to explore the history of Canada and the UN Security Council at the Department. From the audience turnout, the remarks and questions that followed your talk, and the "buzz" as the roomed emptied, I think I can confidently say that your appearance was a noteworthy success. Your observations were well-grounded and trenchant, and your presentation polished and professional. Thanks very much.
Dr. Greg Donaghy,
Head, Historical Division, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Dear Adam – it was good to see you again today, and your lecture was excellent. I know the participants were delighted with your presentation and they certainly were engaged in your talk. Thanks for coming – keep up the good work. Hope you’ll be invited back again to this series.
With best wishes,
Roberta A. Brooks
What a wonderful kick-off to our series! You have a real gift in front of a class – great information and well-delivered. I think you burst the preconceptions about Canadian foreign policy that many of us have held to be true. I guess we all need to do more reading!
Thanks for coming to Markham and presenting us with such a thought-provoking lecture.
Sue Ann Bourbonniere
University of Toronto, Markham Co-ordinator
Thank you for the excellent presentation.
I really liked how it focused on the public and the media lectures, something not often covered by TATP. I’ll keep in mind “engagement of audience” as the greater goal over “learning” or “teaching the details”. I think it’s very true in a general public audience.
Engineering Science 0T8 + PEY
Electrical Engineering Major
I was at your presentation yesterday at Carleton and I would like to have your presentation text. By the way I would like to thank you for it. I found it very useful and instructive.
Doctorante en histoire/Doctoral Candidate Univ. d’Ottawa, Dépt. d’histoire / Univ. of Ottawa, Dept. of History
I attended your TATP session last week on "Designing and Developing Your (first) Academic Course." I really enjoyed the session and found it very useful. I was wondering if you could send me a copy of the handouts from the session. I wrote comments all over mine and would like one that doesn’t have ink all over it.
Robyn Hastie, University of Toronto
On behalf of the Thornhill Lifelong Learning Board, I want to thank you. Today was a wonderful, clear presentation. You are truly an outstanding teacher.
We had over 360 audience members today...and the majority stayed til the very end. You held their interest all the way.
Thank you again,
Nora Rothschild, Thornhill Lifelong Learning
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