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Cosmos, Joe Schwarcz Win Skeptics’ Critical Thinking Prize

Thu, 2015-07-09 09:03

 

The 2014 Balles Prize in Critical Thinking, an award for excellence in the promotion of science and reason, was given this year to the creators, producers, and writers of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, and to Dr. Joe Schwarcz for his book Is That a Fact? The Balles Prize is given annually by the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI), publisher of the magazine Skeptical Inquirer.

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Science Rendez-vous

Sat, 2015-05-09 13:00 - 15:00

As part of  "Science Rendez-vous," celebrated across the country on Saturday May 9, we will be presenting the "Science of Magic" and "Fun with Chemistry" at the Otto Maass Chemistry Building.

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Book Launch!

Tue, 2015-05-12 17:30
Price: FRE

Joe Schwarcz’s new book, “Monkeys, Myths and Molecules” is to be launched at the McGill University bookstore on May 12 at 5:30. Everyone is invited to hear some fun stories and even experience a little magic!

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Trottier Symposium

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?

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Contact: Emily Shore
Organization: Office for Science and Society
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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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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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