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CSI: Dr. Oz’s Questionable Wizardry

Sun, 2013-12-29 12:46

SKEPTICAL INQUIRER: Miracles are pretty rare events. Except on television’s Dr. Oz Show, where they appear with astonishing frequency. Oz of course doesn’t claim to raise the dead or part the Red Sea, but he does raise people’s hopes of parting with their flab. And he’s certainly not shy about flinging the word miracle about. But it seems miracles fade as quickly as they appear.

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2013 Frontiers of Science Award Lecture

Thu, 2013-12-12 11:30

Joe Schwarcz is the recipient of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists Frontiers of Science Award, the Society's premier prize. He will be presenting the award lecture on December 12 at the Society's Annual Meeting in New York. December 12, New York Hilton, 11:30 AM

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Celebrity Science

Fri, 2013-11-22 11:30

Dr. Joe Schwarcz will be giving a lecture at the Quebec Teachers Association.

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SPEAQ’s 41st Annual Convention

Thu, 2013-11-14 00:00 - Sat, 2013-11-16 11:30
Hilton Montréal Bonaventure

This year’s theme is “The Future Is Now!” What is the inspiration behind this theme? Since the renouveau pédagogique is fully implemented in schools across the province of Quebec... where do we go now? SPEAQ believes that we need to consolidate what we have gained knowledge of by reflecting and building on our experiences in order to increase our success as teachers and specialists.

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Personalized Medicine Conference Press Release

Tue, 2013-11-05 00:00 - Wed, 2013-11-06 23:00

The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC) in collaboration with the Canadian Oncology Societies (COS), OncologyEducation.com and the Groupe d'étude en oncologie du Québec (GEOQ) is proud to host an international expert-level conference chaired by Dr. Jean Maroun (Ottawa Hospital) and Dr.

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Sense, Nonsense and Science

Sat, 2013-11-02 (All day)
Langley, B.C

Dr. Joe Schwarcz will be speaking at the BC Greenhouse Growers’ Association annual banquet. 

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McGill's "Food for Thought"

Wed, 2013-10-23 15:29

The year was 1982. "Food for Thought", a new and innovative course conceived by Drs. David Harpp, Joe Schwarcz & Ariel Fenster. Designed to provoke some thought, separate fact from fiction and of course, digest everything there is to know about food. And now, 17,000 students later, you too can take this course. FOR FREE. That's right. McGill presents its very-first MOOC (massive open online course), & the McGill Office for Science and Society (OSS) is up at bat. Are you ready for some Food for Thought?

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Michael Specter: Irrational rejection of science threatening our lives

Thu, 2013-10-17 17:25

Information is the key to life. We want to know what to eat, how to protect our environment, what risks to avoid and what to do if illness strikes. But when it comes to acquiring information, it is the best of times and the worst of times. It is the age of wisdom, it is the age of foolishness. Newspapers, television, radio and of course the Internet bombard us with information at an unprecedented rate, but when it comes to scientific issues the quality of the information is variable.

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Mind the Gap

Wed, 2013-11-06 18:00 - 20:00
Canadian Center for Architecture : 1920, Baile St., Montreal, Quebec

A special discussion on the controversy surrounding genetically modified foods will take place on November 6 at 6 PM with representatives from both the "pro" and "con" sides, including from Monsanto. This event is in conjunction with the plat "Seeds" being performed at the Centaur starting October 29. The play is based on the legal battle between Monsanto and Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser.

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