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Defying Limits with Dr. Dave Williams

November 08, 2019


District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Dave Williams on November 7th, 2019.  Dr. Williams is a Canadian icon with an impressive career: Emergency Doctor, Astronaut, Aquanaut, Jet Pilot, CEO, Author and Speaker.  


Tales from his extraordinary life journey captured the audience through both presentations.  Dr. Williams' core message is summed up beautifully in the dedication of his book Defying Limits: Lessons from the Edge of the Universe : β€œTime is our most precious resource, not to be squandered, but to be nourished into rich experiences that will stay with us forever.”

He encouraged our students to not let others define their dreams and to persevere when faced with challenges. 

DSB1 is so proud to have offered this opportunity to communities across our district.  Schools in each community hosted a live broadcast of the presentation.  Dr. Williams answered questions from the audience in Timmins and remote viewers after his presentations.

A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Dave Williams for sharing his powerful message with us and for his time in Northeastern Ontario!