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AAUPOC Webinars: (Recordings available at the links below)

  1. Why We Need to Control STRESS Levels and Ways to Do It

  2. New COVID Therapeutics and Vaccines

  3. "Is my Depression for Real, Stress, or Brain-Chemistry related? Treatment Options"

  4. Current Status of COVID-19 Vaccination: Facts & Myths


Why We Need to Control STRESS Levels and Ways to Do It


Sponsored by: MTI Groups
The inaugural webinar organized by the Alumni Association of the University of Peradeniya, Ottawa Chapter was held on the 18th of October, 2020.

The timely important topic "Why We Need to Control STRESS Levels and Ways to Do It" was presented by the Speaker Dr. Lal Fernando, eminent professor in Psychiatry, at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, Canada. Dr. Lal Fernando is also an alumnus of the University of Peradeniya, Faculty of Medicine.

Of the 122 registered participants, 91 were in attendance and connected via ZOOM for this webinar. The participants were mainly from Canada, Sri Lanka, UK, USA and Malaysia regardless of time zone differences.

During this presentation, Dr. Fernando explained the initiation of a variety of stressful events as well as how the stress can be controlled using different approaches and the importance of controlling this stress on one's livelihood.

The friendly and informal gesture of the speaker was well appreciated by the audience at this webinar presentation. After his presentation there was an interactive 45 minute question and answer period which was a good indicator of the audience's interest in the presentation.

We would like to sincerely thank our sponsor, Mahaweli Trading Incorporated (MTI) for their generous financial support, without their support this event would not have been possible.

If you have missed the opportunity to listen to the webinar, the video is available at the following link below:

Watch the video of this webinar



New COVID Therapeutics and Vaccines

We have successfully concluded our second webinar on the December 13th, 2020. The webinar was on a very topical issue of vaccines and therapeutics for Novel Corona Virus. The webinar was a successful collaboration between the Alumni Association of the University of Peradeniya, Ottawa Chapter and the Sri Lanka Foundation, California, U.S.A.

The two expert medical professionals who presented in the webinar were Dr Deepthi Jayasekera, Infectious Disease Specialist, Clinical Professor of Western University, in California, U.S.A and Dr Dushyantha Jayaweera, Professor in Clinical Medicine of University of Miami, Florida, U.S.A. Dr. Jayasekera deliberated on "Covid-19 Vaccines and What to expect" and provided the details about the development of four major vaccines and some of the aspects of how these new "m-RNA" platform is different from the other traditional types of vaccines. Dr. Jayaweera's presentation was on "New Covid-19 Therapeutics and Vaccines" and he elaborated on some of the commonly used therapeutic products and their effectiveness against coping up with the disease.

There were about 130 attendees in the webinar mostly from Canada, Sri Lanka, the United States and a few other countries. After their presentations, the two presenters spent about 40 minutes answering the diverse scope of questions. Some of these questions may be important for you as well, and if you have missed the opportunity to listen to the webinar, the video is available below.

AAUPOC cordially thanks the sponsor of this event, Ms Ericka Ushliyanage, from MORTGAGE ALLIANCE for the financial support to conduct this webinar, which was a benefit to many who attended this event.

Sponsored by: Ericka Ushliyanage, Mortgage Alliance     Watch the video of this webinar



"Is my Depression for Real, Stress, or Brain-Chemistry related? Treatment Options"

We have successfully concluded our third webinar on the 13th of February, 2021.

Sponsored by:
Dulaksha Herath (Sales Representative)
https://www.rightathomerealty.com
Samiddha Aryasinghe (Mortgage Agent)
https://www.samary.ca



Current Status of COVID-19 Vaccination: Facts & Myths

Watch the video of this webinar
Sponsored by:
Murugiah Gandhiran (Gandhi) (Financial Advisor)
Eranthika (Eran) De Lambert (Mobile Mortgage Specialist)