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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!


Public Astronomy for Earth Hour at the Circle Park Mall

Posted in Event, news, Saskatoon, science on March 9, 2014 by saskskeptic

Each year the Saskatoon Royal Astronomical Society and Circle Park Mall host an astronomy night. As part of Earth Hour the mall turns off its parking lot lights and the RASC members bring out their telescopes for a free public viewing. This year this will take place on March 29. None of the other details are available yet but obviously this will take place starting around sunset.

U of S Observatory

Posted in Event, Saskatoon, science on March 8, 2014 by saskskeptic

The U of S Observatory is open to the general public every Saturday of the year. Admission is free. The observatory is located on campus, one block north of the Wiggins Avenue and College Drive entrance. Current events are recorded on the Astronomy Information Line at 966-6429.

In March the observatory is open from 8:30 to 10:30

In April the observatory is open from 9:30 to 11:30

For more Info or the RASC newsletters.


CFI Saskatoon: Philosophy for Children

Posted in Event, lecture, Saskatoon on March 8, 2014 by saskskeptic
Sunday, March 16, 2014
11:30 AM
Venice House
906 Central Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7N 2G8

PHIL 398 Philosophy in Education: An Introduction to Philosophy for Children was the pilot course which introduced philosophy for children to U of S undergraduate students and a grade five/six class at Hugh Cairns VC School in the winter term of 2013.

Philosophy for Children (P4C) introduces children to philosophy through thought experiments, reasoning games, and children’s literature. The Department of Philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan aims to advance P4C in the Saskatoon Public School Division through a new experiential learning course, Phil 267 Philosophy in Education: an Introduction to Philosophy for Children. This course brings undergraduate students together with elementary school children in an public school classroom to explore the big questions.

Guest Speaker Erin DeLathouwer, Program Coordinator, Philosophy for Children: a new program at the U of S that brings undergraduate students together with elementary school children in a public school classroom to explore the big questions.

CFI Regina: Comedy and Magic in support of Z99 Radiothon

Posted in Event, Media, Regina on March 7, 2014 by saskskeptic
Sunday, March 9, 2014
6:00 PM
University of Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway
Multipurpose Room, Riddell Cente, SK

It’s HILARITY for CHARITY! Our original show with Dusty Smith had to be reorganised, so instead we have decided to bring in the AWESOME magician/comedian Trevor Moore from Alberta. Ada…

CFI Saskatoon Pub Night: Godless Hordes on the Town

Posted in Event, Saskatoon on March 7, 2014 by saskskeptic
The next pub meeting.
Friday, March 7, 2014
7:00 PM
Winston’s English Pub & Grill
243 21st Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0B7
Yes, it terrorized the Romans and brought down the empire, so what the heck? let’s give it a go here too. Summon your inner barbarian and we’ll desecrate Saskatoon’s night life. Let’s sack this town before we are all in the bag. It will be months before Godly Citizens feel safe walking the streets.
For more info.

Saskatoon Darwin Day Poster

Posted in Event, lecture, Saskatoon on February 5, 2014 by saskskeptic

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