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Science and Media: A Love Story

Science and Media: A Love Story

08 December 2011 by Richelle McCullough

Over the course of my graduate degree, I slowly became more and more aware of the bad information in the media about science, ultimately leading to my interest in the skeptical movement. When I decided to a talk at Skepticamp Winnipeg 2011, I realized that I needed to address the way science exists in the […]

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Extraordinary health claims about Farmers’ Market foods

Extraordinary health claims about Farmers’ Market foods

07 December 2011 by Richelle McCullough

Image credit: B Tal Near my house in Winnipeg, there’s a summertime Farmer’s Market that I used to go to every weekend to buy fresh local fruits, vegetables and honey. I grew up in rural farming communities and come from a long line of farmers, so I like supporting the little guys who still run family […]

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Celebrating Darwin Day in Saskatchewan

Celebrating Darwin Day in Saskatchewan

11 February 2011 by Scott Gavura

Familiar with Darwin Day? Darwin Day is an international celebration of Darwin’s life and his contributions to science. 2011 marks Saskatoon’s third annual celebration. This year, the celebration goes province-wide. Darwin Day has received official recognition from Donna Harpauer, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Education: Saskatoon’s Darwin Day celebrations started just two years ago as a project […]

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Skepticamp Winnipeg: Hot Ideas in a Cold Setting

Skepticamp Winnipeg: Hot Ideas in a Cold Setting

14 October 2010 by Erik Davis

With Skepticamp Winnipeg just around the corner, we asked Gem Newman of the Winnipeg Skeptics and Donna Harris of the Humanist Association of Manitoba to provide a preview of what the day will bring: The Winnipeg Skeptics is holding Manitoba’s first SkeptiCamp event on 23 October 2010. The event is free and open to the […]

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