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Michael Furdyk
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Gender and Age: Male, 41
Country of Residence: Canada Canada
Country of Birth: Canada Canada
Nationalities: Canadian Canadian
Ukrainian Ukrainian
Citizenships: Canada Canada
Languages: Ukrainian , php , English
In my spare time I: Play Squash
Things that make me happy: Gadgets
This that make me sad: Climate Change
When I grow up I want to be: A good cook
If I could recommend one page on the Internet to visit, I would recommend: TIG!
User is: Offline
User Joined: November 21, 2003
Last Login: November 28, 2023
Website: Websitehttp://www.furdyk.com
About Me   About Me
Michael Furdyk is the Co-founder of TakingITGlobal (www.tigweb.org), which provides innovative global education programs that empower youth to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges. TIG was awarded the 2013 Intercultural Innovation Award by BMW and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.

In the past, he turned his interest in technology into several successful online companies, including MyDesktop.com, which sold to Internet.com in 1999. In 2008, he was named by Contribute Magazine as one of 10 Tech Revolutionaries Redefining the Power and Face of Philanthropy.

Michael has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, presented at TED, and was named one of Teen People's "Twenty Teens that will Change the World". Over the last decade, he has keynoted over 100 events across sectors, sharing his social media expertise and insights on youth engagement and educational reform to audiences in over 30 countries. He sits on several non-profit boards, and recently completed his Master of Design (MDes) in Inclusive Design at OCAD University.

Interests   Interests
     Corporate Social Responsibility
     Digital Citizenship
     Social Entrepreneurship
Countries Visited   Countries Visited
    Canada Canada [country of residence]
    Aruba Aruba
    Australia Australia
    Austria Austria
    Bahamas Bahamas
    Bahrain Bahrain
    Barbados Barbados
    Brazil Brazil
    Canada Canada
    China China
    Costa Rica Costa Rica
    Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
    Egypt Egypt
    Finland Finland
    France France
    Germany Germany
    Ghana Ghana
    Hong Kong Hong Kong
    India India
    Indonesia Indonesia
    Italy Italy
    Japan Japan
    Kuwait Kuwait
    Malaysia Malaysia
    Mexico Mexico
    Monaco Monaco
    Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Norway Norway
    Philippines Philippines
    Poland Poland
    Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
    Romania Romania
    Russia Russia
    Singapore Singapore
    South Africa South Africa
    Spain Spain
    Switzerland Switzerland
    Taiwan Taiwan
    Tanzania Tanzania
    Tunisia Tunisia
    United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    United States United States
    United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands
    Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Industries   Industries
Reading List   Reading List
     A Short History of Nearly Everything
         by Bill Bryson
     A Time to Kill
         by John Grisham
     An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary...
         by Al Gore
     Apollyon: The Destroyer Is Unleashed...
         by Jerry Jenkins, Tim Lahaye
     Assassins: Assignment: Jerusalem,...
         by Tim Lahaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
     Busting Vegas: The MIT Whiz Kid Who...
         by Ben Mezrich
     Collapse: How Societies Choose to...
         by Jared Diamond
     Death of a Salesman.
         by Arthur Miller, Authur Miller
     Diet for a New America: How Your Food...
         by John Robbins
         by Seth Godin
     Empowering Students With Technology
         by Alan November
     Fast Food Nation
         by Eric Schlosser
     From the Flight Deck: Plane Talk and...
         by Doug Morris
     Fueling the Future: How the Battle...
     Go Jump in the Pool! (Bruno & Boots)
         by Gordon Korman
     Growing Up Digital: The Rise of the...
     High Performance MySQL
     I Want to Go Home!
         by Gordon Korman
     Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's...
         by Tim Lahaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
     Millennials Rising : The Next Great...
     New Soy Cookbook : Tempting Recipes...
         by Michael Crichton
     Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist (Left...
         by Tim F. Lahaye, Tim F. Lahaye, Tim Lahaye
     No Coins Please
         by Gordon Korman
     No Logo : Taking Aim at the Brand...
         by Naomi Klein
     Something Fishy at Macdonald Hall
         by Gordan Korman
     Soul Harvest: The World Takes Sides...
         by Tim Lahaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
     The Alchemist: A Fable About...
         by Paulo Coelho
     The Alchemist: A Fable About...
         by Paulo Coelho
     The Andromeda Strain
         by Michael Crichton
     The Chamber
         by John Grisham
     The Client
         by John Grisham
     The Da Vinci Code
     The Daily Show with Jon Stewart...
         by The Writers Of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart
     The Firm
         by John Grisham
     The Great Train Robbery
         by Michael Crichton
     The King of Torts
         by John Grisham
     The Last Juror
         by John Grisham
     The Last Juror
         by John Grisham
     The Naked Corporation: How the Age of...
         by Don Tapscott, David Ticoll
     The Partner
         by John Grisham
     The Pelican Brief
         by John Grisham
     The qmail Handbook
     The Rainmaker
         by John Grisham
     The Runaway Jury
         by John Grisham
     The Street Lawyer
         by John Grisham
     The Terminal Man
         by Michael Crichton
     The Tipping Point: How Little Things...
         by Malcolm Gladwell
     The war with Mr. Wizzle
         by Gordon Korman
     The Zucchini Warriors (Apple Reissue)
         by Gordon Korman
     Tribulation Force: The Continuing...
         by Tim Lahaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
     Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a...
     What Einstein Told His Barber : More...
     Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration...
         by Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams
     World Youth Report 2005: Young People...
         by United Nations
Michael Furdyk's Content   Michael Furdyk's Content (947)
13 Student blog entries
499 TIGblog entries
27 Class gallery submissions
87 Global Gallery submissions
14 Class writings
307 Discussion Board posts