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2015 Darwin Day Celebration!

Posted in Event, Feed Your Brain, Saskatoon, science with tags , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2015 by saskskeptic

Saskatoon’s Darwin Day Celebration is two weeks away. See the details below or for up to date information see the meetup site.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Rusty Macdonald Branch Library – Auditorium 225 Primrose Drive, Saskatoon, SK

February 12th is the birthday of Charles Darwin, and “Darwin Day” is a global celebration of science and reason. This will be the 7th celebration in Saskatoon and the 5th year that the Saskatchewan Minister of Education has recognised February 12 as Darwin Day in Saskatchewan!

The Saskatoon Skeptics and Centre for Inquiry Saskatoon are proud to host the annual Darwin Day celebration in Saskatoon on February 12 at 6:30pm.

Come and celebrate Darwin’s 206th birthday with a presentation followed by a discussion. Our speaker this year isAngela R. Lieverse (pictured below), an associate professor in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at University of Saskatchewan.

She is a bioarchaeologist who studies the skeletal and dental remains of ancient hunter-gatherers in order to better understand past activity, mobility, community health, and disease. Dr. Lieverse has been working in the Lake Baikal region of Siberia since the late 1990s. This presentation focuses on three unique and remarkable cases from that region in which individual causes of death have been reconstructed from ancient skeletons. As such, they provide intimate glimpses into brief moments—the days and hours before and after death—of lives lived thousands of years ago in central Siberia.

Below is a photo from Angela’s work of a bashed-in skull.

Schedule of Events (subject to change): 

6:30 pm Birthday Cake & Coffee

7:00 pm Introduction & Presentation

8:45 pm Pub Discussion (anyone interested can join us for further discussion & cheer – at nearby Fox & Hounds Pub – 7 Assiniboine Drive)

You are welcome to attend all or any part of the event. Note that the subject matter may not be suitable for young children.

Donations are welcome and appreciated. Suggested donation: $10 (not required). Charitable donations to the Centre for Inquiry Saskatoon are eligible for a tax receipt if contact information is provided.

Come out for an evening celebrating science!