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Forbes: Dr. Schwarcz comments on whether natural products can protect us from mosquitos with West Nile Virus

Fri, 2013-07-19 17:50

Almost 40,000 people in the United States developed West Nile virus last year and 1,549 died because of it. Compare that to 1999, the first year the disease was seen in North America, when only 62 people were reported infected.

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“Science and Nonsense” Conference

Mon, 2013-07-29 (All day)

Repêchage will host a one-day conference titled “Science and Nonsense: Hear from the Experts and Get the Facts about the Beauty Industry.” The presentation will feature keynote speakers, presentations, demos, President’s Award luncheon, new product introductions and a gift bag.

Dr. Joe will explain the truth behind cosmetic ingredients and chemicals and debunk common consumer concerns.

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Trottier Symposium: Is That a Fact?

Tue, 2013-10-29 17:30 - 19:30
Centre Mont-Royal : 1000 Sherbrooke St. West, corner Mansfield , H3A 3R8
Price: General Admission

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.

Contact Information

Contact: Emily Shore
Organization: Office for Science & Society
Office Phone: 514-398-2852
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Graduate research symposium draws high-profile keynote speakers

Thu, 2013-06-20 13:35

Edmonton—Graduate students in the Faculty of Engineering will have the opportunity to get the inside track on communicating with non-technical audiences and tech commercialization during the Faculty of Engineering Graduate Research Symposium.

Keynote speakers Joe Schwarcz and Peter Hackett will share their experiences and expertise with symposium attendees and volunteers.

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USA Today: Dr. Joe Schwarcz comments on "toxic" chemicals

Wed, 2013-04-10 13:59

How safe is your shampoo, sofa or shirt? Campaign will soon launch efforts to get ten major U.S. retailers to phase out potentially "toxic" products. Dr. Joe Schwarcz comments on when "toxic" really "toxic." 

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Dateline NBC: Dr. Joe Schwarcz on "Hormone Disruptors"

Fri, 2013-03-29 10:52

Dr. Joe Schwarcz sits down with NBC News' Andrea Canning to take a look at "hormone disruptors", chemicals potentially found in everyday objects that can affect our health. Question is, are they really something to worry about? 

Watch it here. 

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The Science of the 10 Plagues

Thu, 2013-03-14 12:00 - 12:45
Segal Centre : 5170 Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road Montreal, Quebec , H3W 1M7
Price: Admission is free

Join Dr. Joe Schwarcz for his talk on "The Science of the 10 Plagues."

The lecture will given as part of a 24-hour Passover Seder Project - the first of its kind being held! Activities, lectures, games and even a guiness book world record. For more information, please click here.

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Review of "The Right Chemistry" by Dr. Harriet Hall

Wed, 2013-02-27 12:12

Dr. Harriet Hall, also known as the SkepDoc, reviews Dr. Joe Schwarcz' latest book, "The Right Chemistry," and concludes that both him and his book do it just right.

To read the review, please click here.

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Homeopathy Debate: Follow-up Questions/Answers by Joe Schwarcz & Andre Saine

Thu, 2013-02-14 12:30

A note from Dr. Joe Schwarcz:

After our November 26 debate Andre Saine and I agreed to ask each other questions that would be answered in writing and posted on our websites. Mine were ready a few days after the event; I have just received Andre’s. Because I had agreed to post his answers, I am doing so here with some trepidation. The reason is that there is some dangerous advice here about antibiotics and malaria prophylaxis, but I think our readers will see through this.

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VIDEO: Debate follow-up with Joe Schwarcz & Andre Saine

Thu, 2012-12-20 12:06

Click here to see some follow-up on the second debate on Alternative Medicine, Homeopathy: Mere Placebo or Great Medicine?

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