February 27, 2014 10:23 ET

Toronto Pediatrician Who Led a Medical Mission in Syria Encourages Canadian Youth to Pursue Their Passions at INSPIRE

Dr. Jay Dahman and colleague Barb Collins visit University of Toronto students to empower them

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 27, 2014) - On March 4, 2014, INSPIRE will reach out to University of Toronto students for an event featuring some of Canada's most accomplished industry leaders in health care. Working with the INSPIRE steering committee, University of Toronto students have developed a program designed to motivate fellow students to achieve their career goals in an economy driven by innovation. Speakers Dr. Jay Dahman, a Toronto pediatrician who led a humanitarian medical training mission in Syria, and Barbara Collins, COO of Humber River Regional Hospital, will share their incredible stories to students who have chance to become inspired by what the human spirit can accomplish.

"The path to success begins with a planted seed, and that seed is inspiration," says Dr. Jay Dahman. "Without encouragement, there is no will to make a difference and that's why events like INSPIRE are so crucial for youth."

When: March 4, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Father Madden Hall
100 St. Joseph Street,
Toronto, ONM5S 1J4
Who: Dr. Jay Dahman, Pediatrician at Humber River Regional Hospital who led a Canadian medical training mission in Syria
Barb Collins, RN, BA, MBA, COO of Humber River Regional Hospital where digital technology is being utilized to enhance patient care
What: A free event featuring successful Canadian business leaders as guest speakers
Interactive session with guest speakers including a Q&A
Networking with guest speakers and attendees
Interview Dr. Jay Dahman (Guestspeaker)
Opportunities Barb Collins (Guestspeaker)
Christina Troina (U of T Student leader)
Frank Colella (U of T Student leader)


INSPIRE is about empowering young people to realize their potential through sharing of experiences and advice by Canadian leaders in various fields. Guided by a steering committee, student committee and an advisory board that includes Enrico Colantoni (Hollywood Actor), Rick Campanelli (Host of ET Canada), Rita DeMontis (National Food Editor at Sun Media) and Alex Rechichi (CEO of Crave it Restaurant Group). For more information visit

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