Archive for the Regina Category

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…


Regina Skeptics in the Pub and Book Exchange

Posted in Event, Regina, science, Skeptic on October 20, 2013 by saskskeptic

The next CFI Regina Skeptics in the Pub and Book Exchange is 6:00 Sunday Oct. 20 at Boston Pizza 4657 Rae Street, Regina , SK

Join us once again on October 20th at 6:00pm for a night of lively conversation, delicious food/drinks, and book sharing! Return old books, check out new ones, or even add new books to the library.

Keep an eye out for future Skeptics in the Pub nights! We will meet at 6:00 pm at Brewsters on the third Tuesday of November, January, March, May, July, and September; and around 7:00 pm at Boston Pizza South on the third Sunday of December, February, April, June, August, and October.

**Please keep your receipts from Boston Pizza South, as we will receive incentives based on how much we spend as a group. If you enjoy this event, please consider making a donation to help support us for the bigger and better events which are in the works!**

Coffey Confrontation At Hotel Saskatchewan

Posted in Media, news, Regina, science, Skeptic on May 1, 2013 by saskskeptic

Regina’s Prairie Dog Magazine has this article by Paul Dechene about claimed psychic Chip Coffey confronting Regina’s CFI “educators” while they were handing out information about psychics outside his show.

Chip Coffey sure doesn’t like me. He isn’t a big fan of the Centre For Inquiry Regina either. Found this out when I showed up before his show at the Hotel Saskatchewan last night to take some pics of the CFI crew. They were handing out fliers with information about the  methods psychics use in their shows, and I thought a blog post on their action might make a nice coda to our Chip Coffey coverage.

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The Dark Side Of Coffey: An Interview With Mentalist Mark Edward

Posted in Media, news, Regina, Skeptic with tags , on May 1, 2013 by saskskeptic

Regina’s Prairie Dog has an article by Paul Dechene. It is an interview with mentalist and magician Mark Edward about psychic and media personality Chip Coffey.

Last year, Edward was ejected from a Chip Coffey show in Los Angeles for giving out cold reading tip sheets.

He refers to Coffey as a “grief vampire.”

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CFI Regina Darwin Day Lecture

Posted in lecture, Regina, science with tags , on April 19, 2013 by saskskeptic

Talk by Dr. Kerri Finlay for Darwin Day 2013 at the University of Regina

Regina Skeptics In the Pub

Posted in Event, Regina, science on March 18, 2013 by saskskeptic

The next Regina Skeptics in the Pub is:

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 6:00pm until 11:00pm at Brewster East.

Bring back the books you’re done reading to give back to the book exchange, brainstorm any topics you would like to discuss, and continue conversations that you weren’t able to finish from last time! New and old members welcome. Please invite your friends! The space comfortably holds up to 50.

$5 donation suggested to add to our advertising and activism fund.

Brewsters doesn’t charge anything to use the room, but they will add a mandatory tip to your bill of 15%, which most of us would have probably done anyway.

Looking forward to seeing you all again! This is a 19+ event due to Brewsters East regulations. For those with diet restrictions, please view the entire menu here:

CFI Regina:Are Humans Reasonable

Posted in Event, lecture, Regina on March 17, 2013 by saskskeptic

CFI Regina is having a meetup on human reasoning April 11 at 7pm .  For more Info.

Hey everyone! I’d like to invite all of you to come to Bushwakker on Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. to take part in a discussion with Dr. Chris Oriet on the topic of human reasoning.

In this talk, Dr. Oriet will discuss a variety of topics, including how and why people form beliefs and the fallibility of human reasoning. This is a rich and exciting area of Cognitive Psychology and I’m very excited that he has agreed to lead this discussion. Naturally, understanding how people reason is inextricably linked with the goals and objectives of the CFI.

His talk should take approximately 45 minutes, followed by a 10-minute break, and another 45 minutes where he will help to engage attendees in dialogue. Make sure to bring your thinking caps – this is a great opportunity to try and grapple with a complex topic in an interactive and informational forum.

The talk will be located in the Arizona Room at Bushwakker, which is located to the left as soon as you walk up the staircase. The event is free to everyone, but as usual in order to help pay for the room I would ask for a small $5 donation so that we can continue doing these sorts of events in the future. We have the room booked from 6 p.m. onwards.

While this event will not be publicly advertised, you are welcome to invite any of your friends that you think might be interested in this timely topic.

Dr. Oriet holds his Ph.D in Experimental Psychology from the University of Waterloo. He is currently employed at the University of Regina as an Associate Professor and as the Experimental and Applied Psychology graduate program coordinator.

Dr. Oriet’s current research largely focuses on attention and its relationship with human information processing and perception. You can find more information about him on the UofR website: