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Cosmos, Joe Schwarcz Win Skeptics’ Critical Thinking Prize

 

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.

Published: 9Jul2015

Canada AM

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.

Published: 12May2015

Science Rendez-vous

9May201513:00
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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.

Book Launch!

12May201517:30

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!

Trottier Symposium

28Sep2015
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29Sep2015

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?

Dr. Joe's Book Launch (Ottawa)

19May201517:30
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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.

Dr. Joe's Book Launch (Montreal)

12May201517:30

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.

Science Rendezvous / 24 Heures de Science

9May201510:00
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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!

Trivia and Smoked Meat Night with Prof. David Harpp

16Apr201518:00
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21:00
Gruman's Delicatessen 230 - 11th Ave SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 0X8, CA

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?

The Food Babe Decoded

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.

Published: 15Mar2015

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