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Google Reader RIP. Keeping up with Skeptic North.

Google Reader RIP. Keeping up with Skeptic North.

23 June 2013 by Scott Gavura

Many of Skeptic North’s readers follow this blog using RSS, and some rely on Google Reader to deliver that those updates.  Some link their Google Reader account to sites like Flipboard and Zite. If this is you, read on: Google Reader will close down on July 1. If this is the way you followed Skeptic […]

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The Cross Canada Skeptical Smackdown Pub Quiz is Back!

05 April 2013 by Ethan Clow

Update! – Victoria is now on-board! Update! – Winnipeg is now on-board! Update! – Halifax is now on-board! The time has finally come. It is time to figure out who are the biggest skeptical know-it-alls in Canada. That’s right, it’s time for the Cross-Canada Skeptical Smackdown Pub Quiz!! This year I have the honour of […]

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Ben Goldacre in North America

Ben Goldacre in North America

05 February 2013 by Scott Gavura

Ben Goldacre, author of the excellent books Bad Science and Bad Pharma, is coming to North America. If you read this blog, you’re probably familiar with Goldacre and his work. A physician by training, Goldacre started writing for The Guardian several years ago, eventually writing Bad Science, and most recently, Bad Pharma. Here are some […]

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Tonight: The Skeptic North Hangout

Tonight: The Skeptic North Hangout

21 October 2012 by Scott Gavura

Tonight at 9pm EDT (find your time/date) will be first Skeptic North Google+ Hangout. Join us for a discussion of skepticism and science, with our endearing Canadian accents. You can watch the Hangout live here, and if you missed it, it’s embedded below: More questions? See our Google+ page. To interact with contributors during the […]

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Live Hangout with Skeptic North!

Live Hangout with Skeptic North!

17 October 2012 by Scott Gavura

This Sunday night at 9pm EDT (find your time/date)  will be the first Skeptic North hangout. Several contributors will be joining to talk about moose hunting, butter tarts, and poutine. Or more likely, skepticism and science, with a Canadian accent. The link to view the hangout will be embedded below before the event – or […]

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Call for Authors

Call for Authors

10 October 2012 by Erik Davis

Got something to say? Want to add your voice to those calling for science and reason in Canada? Over the last three years, Skeptic North has become a central Canadian hub for scientific skepticism, with authors hailing from PEI to BC and most parts in between. To fill some recent vacancies in our roll, we’re […]

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The Cross Canada Skeptical Smackdown is almost here!

05 March 2012 by Melany Hamill

The Cross Canada Skeptical Smackdown is back… and this year more cities are participating than ever before. The CCSS is a British-style pub-quiz that occurs every year on or around Pi-Day (March 14th) in multiple locations across Canada with local and national bragging rights at stake. Form a team of up to four players and […]

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The Third Annual Cross Canada Skeptical Smackdown

The Third Annual Cross Canada Skeptical Smackdown

10 February 2012 by Melany Hamill

The organizers of the annual Cross Canada Skeptical Smackdown are looking for your participation!  Here is a note from them with more details: The third annual Cross Canada Skeptical Smackdown is approaching, and the CCSS team is looking for hosts in new locations. Perhaps that host is you. What is the Cross Canada Skeptical Smackdown? […]

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Welcoming a new blogger to Skeptic North

29 November 2011 by Scott Gavura

On behalf of the other contributors to Skeptic North, it’s my pleasure to welcome Richelle McCullough as a new contributor to the blog. Richelle is a first-year medical student living in Calgary, but hails originally from Winnipeg. An outspoken advocate for lifestyle interventions within the scope of science-based medicine, Richelle’s favourite topic is to debunk complementary […]

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Welcome Bart!

Welcome Bart!

24 August 2011 by Erik Davis

  Starting today, you’ll notice a new voice here at Skeptic North as Bart Farkas joins the fray. Bart started his career as a trauma nurse in Calgary, but I first became acquainted with him through his work with the James Randi Educational Foundation, where he was on staff until recently. Among his many responsibilities […]

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