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Tue, 2015-05-12 16:36

Dr. Joe sits down with Bev Thomson on Canada AM and chats about his new book, "Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules."

Click here to see the full interview.

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2015 TROTTIER SYMPOSIUM. A Question of Evidence: Vaccines, GMOs, and Cell Phones

Mon, 2015-09-28 (All day) - Tue, 2015-09-29 (All day)

In the Information Age, how can you discern legitimate science from cherry-picked data, opinion posing as fact, association confused with cause and effect, bogus advice from self-appointed experts, misused statistics, and even fraud?

Contact Information

Contact: Emily Shore
Organization: Office for Science and Society
Office Phone: 514-398-2852
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Dr. Joe's Book Launch (Ottawa)

Tue, 2015-05-19 17:30 - 19:30

Join us in Ottawa as for a night of science and entertainment, and a very special book launch of Dr. Joe Schwarcz' 15th book, "Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules!"
For more info, contact Emily Shore at 514-398-2852.

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Dr. Joe's Book Launch (Montreal)

Tue, 2015-05-12 17:30

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Dr. Joe Schwarcz' 15th book, "Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules!"
For more info, contact Emily Shore at 514-398-2852.

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Science Rendezvous / 24 Heures de Science

Sat, 2015-05-09 10:00 - 14:00

McGill University is opening its doors for a day of Science! Join us for Quebec's 24 heures de science, a full-day devoted to science and technology!

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Trivia and Smoked Meat Night with Prof. David Harpp

Thu, 2015-04-16 18:00 - 21:00
Gruman's Delicatessen : CA, AB, Calgary, 230 - 11th Ave SE , T2G 0X8
Price: 25$

General information:
Description:  What is the name of the musical based on a world-famous Montreal smoked meat delicatessen?
Who is the longest serving prime-minister in Canadian history?

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The Food Babe Decoded

Sun, 2015-03-15 06:33

Vani Hari, who goes by the alias “The Food Babe” has become a real social phenomenon. She blogs, appears on TV and has just come out with a book that quickly made it to the New York Times best seller list. She has lots of followers and lots of critics, including myself. I don’t disagree with her goal of improving people’s eating habits. I just disagree with the methods used. Irrational fear-mongering is not the way to go. "There is just no acceptable level of any chemical to ingest, ever," she says.

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Trottier Symposium: Are We Alone?

Mon, 2014-10-06 17:00 - Tue, 2014-10-07 19:30
Price: FREE

Join us for the Lorne Trottier 2014 Public Science Symposium!

Limited seats!! No reservations, just drop by--first come, first serve!

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Dr. Joe and The Food Babe

Fri, 2014-07-18 20:28

I spent quite some time talking with the reporter who wrote this story about the Food Babe. She did quote me correctly but as far as having lots of fans and "some" critics goes...well those "some" consist of members of the scientific community who know a lot more about food science than the "fans."

Read More: Charlotte’s Food Babe has lots of fans – and some critics

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