Archive for March, 2011

Freethinkers In the Pub

Posted in Event, Saskatoon with tags on March 29, 2011 by saskskeptic

The next freethinkers in the pub is Monday, April 11, 2011 7:00 PM at Lydia’s Pub, 650 Broadway Ave.

Rant, Rave and Stir Up Controversy ll, because it’s better than watching Seinfeld reruns(or is it?)

 

 

Saskatoon Environmental Film Festival

Posted in Event, news, Saskatoon, science with tags , on March 29, 2011 by saskskeptic

The Saskatoon Environmental Film Festival is April 1-3 at the Roxy Theatre (320 20th Street West).  Star Phoenix Article.

Friday April 1st

7 pm – Presentation of Environmental Activist Awards

On Friday evening, environmental activist awards will be given out to Allyson Brady, Michael Finley and Robert Regnier for their dedicated service to the community and the environment. These awards are presented by SEN to a handful of environmentalists every year. Other recipients were awarded at SEN’s annual film festival in Regina (March 4, 2011).

In the Wake of the Flood

47 minutes. 2010

Margaret Atwood’s novel “The Year of the Flood” looks at how cultures respond after reckless consumption leads to cataclysmic flooding. Her book tour, the subject of the film, involves churches performing songs from the novel at each of the stops Atwood travels to using public transit, simultaneously creating community and consciousness.

9 pm Green Un-Gala at Paved Arts, 424 20th St. West

CFI Regina: Religulous

Posted in Event, Regina with tags , , , on March 25, 2011 by saskskeptic

CFI Regina is hosting a public screening of Religulous Saturday, April 16 · 2:00pm – 6:00pm at the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology, 265 Albert Street, Regina, SK.

From IMDB.com

Bill Maher interviews some of religion’s oddest adherents. Muslims, Jews and Christians of many kinds pass before his jaundiced eye. Maher goes to a Creationist Museum in Kentucky, which shows that dinosaurs and people lived at the same time 5000 years ago. He talks to truckers at a Truckers’ Chapel. (Sign outside: “Jesus love you.”) He goes to a theme park called Holy Land in Florida. He speaks to a rabbi in league with Holocaust deniers. He talks to a Muslim musician who preaches hatred of Jews. Maher finds the unlikeliest of believers and, in a certain Vatican priest, he even finds an unlikely skeptic.

From Wikipedia:

Religulous is a 2008 American comic documentary film written by and starring comedian Bill Maher and directed by Larry Charles. According to Maher, the title of the film is a portmanteau derived from the words “religion” and “ridiculous”; the documentary examines and mocks organized religion and religious belief.

Lecture: Clyde Hertzman-“Are we the people we need to be? Early human development and the challenges of the 21st century”

Posted in Event, lecture, news, Saskatoon on March 22, 2011 by saskskeptic

The next lecture in the Royal Society of Canada’s Governor General Lecture Series will be at Noon on March 25 featuring Dr. Clyde Hertzman, Canada Research Chair in Population Health and Human Development at the University of British Columbia.  The lecture will be a the U of S. Convocation Hall.

Mark noon on Friday, March 25th on your calendars – early childhood researcher Clyde Hertzman, recently named Canada’s 2010 Health Researcher of the Year, will be giving a free public lecture in Saskatoon as part of a cross-Canada tour. This talk will be streamed live on the internet, and archived for later viewing. Continue reading

Lecture: “Hearing About God: Testimony and the Rationality of Religious Belief”

Posted in Event, lecture, Saskatoon on March 21, 2011 by saskskeptic

Public Lecture by John Greco (Saint Louis University) “Hearing About God: Testimony and the Rationality of Religious Belief,” Friday, March 25th, 2:30 PM, Room 112, Edwards School of Business.

Lecture-Facing Uncertainty: Who is Destined for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Posted in Event, lecture, Saskatoon, science on March 21, 2011 by saskskeptic

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs and the Situating Science Strategic Knowledge Cluster will soon be visiting the U of S to present Part 5 of the “Science and its Publics” lecture series. This multi-part series examines the roles of the public in the translation and understanding of science. This presentation is titled, “Facing Uncertainty: Who is Destined for Alzheimer’s Disease?” and will take place on:

Time: Wednesday, March 23, 7 p.m.
Location: Sasktel Lecture Theatre Royal University Hospital, 103 Hospital Dr.

This presentation will be led by keynote speaker Margaret Lock (Marjorie Bronfman Professor in Social Studies in Medicine, Department of Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University). Lock’s lecture will outline medical theories surrounding Alzheimer’s disease, which is increasingly being described as epidemic, and the medical community’s urgency to find a cure. It is a free public lecture, with a reception to follow.
This event marks the finale of a multi-part national series on “Science and its Publics” created by the Situating Science Strategic Knowledge Cluster, (www.situsci.ca) and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs, (www.ccepa.ca).

For more information, contact:
Erika Dyck, Associate Professor
Tier 2 CRC, History of Medicine
Department of History
University of Saskatchewan
Phone: (306) 966-5049
erika.dyck@usask.ca

CFI Regina: Skeptics in the Pub

Posted in Event, news, Regina, Skeptic on March 21, 2011 by saskskeptic

CFI Regina’s first Skeptics In The Pub is Tuesday, March 22, 2011 5:00 PM at the The Lazy Owl – University of Regina.

This will be a more informal, come-and-go gathering than our documentary nights. We’re locating it on campus to encourage those busy student-types to attend. Alcohol is completely optional.”