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TAM2012 – A Life of Art and Skepticism

TAM2012 – A Life of Art and Skepticism

15 October 2012 by Sara E. Mayhew

This past July, skeptics gathered at the Jame Randi Educational Foundation’s annual conference, The Amaz!ng Meeting, in Las Vegas, NV. I spoke about how my life as an artist influences my interest in skepticism, and how being a skeptic has an impact on my work in the arts. Now, the talk is available in its […]

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Getting Ready for the Whole Life Expo – Toronto, November 25-27

Getting Ready for the Whole Life Expo – Toronto, November 25-27

21 November 2011 by Dianne Sousa

Those of us who attended the Whole Life Expo last year were sorely disappointed to find that our efforts to explore the alternative reality of holistic health were circumvented by eagle eyed holistic gatekeepers. None too happy with our intended presence, the people running the show had some of us followed as we perused the […]

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David Mabus of Internet Infamy FINALLY Investigated

11 August 2011 by Kim Hebert

tl;dr If you would like to report harassment or threats from Mabus, see contact info for the Montreal Police at the bottom of this post. ______________________________ Taken from a Mabus-related Facebook group (see link below) A man from Montreal, who generally goes by the name David Mabus, has been harassing scientific, atheistic, and skeptical bloggers […]

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Posted in Announcements, Events, Quebec13 Comments

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Skeptical Track at Polaris 25

25 June 2011 by Michael Kruse

Next month, in Toronto, the science-fiction/fantasy fan conference Polaris 25 will feature a small skeptical track sponsored by the Centre For Inquiry and its Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism. The four speakers will present on a range of skeptical topics and it will serve as a small experiment into outreach to a broader […]

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Posted in Critical Thinking, Events, Ontario, Skepticism1 Comment

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Check out Café scientifiques

25 February 2011 by Scott Gavura

From the Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Café scientifiques started in the late-20th century as an informal discussion about scientific subjects. They were never intended to be lectures. The same holds true for CIHR Café scientifiques. They provide insight into health-related issues of popular interest to the general public, and in turn provoke questions and […]

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It’s time for the Cross Canada Skeptical Smackdown!

It’s time for the Cross Canada Skeptical Smackdown!

21 February 2011 by Melany Hamill

The second annual Cross Canada Skeptical Smackdown is coming soon. If you missed it last year, the Smackdown is a British Style Pub quiz where teams each take the same quiz in different cities and compete for raw bragging rights. Last year teams in Edmonton battled teams in Vancouver. This year the event is expanding […]

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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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10:23 Canada 2011 Events Announced

01 February 2011 by Michael Kruse

This coming weekend groups from all over Canada (except the east coast – hop to it!!) will be participating in the international 10:23 Campaign as they attempt a death-defying “overdose” from homeopathic medications. Participants will swallow “overdoses” of scam medications sold by major retailers which contain no active ingredients. The action is the culmination of […]

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Posted in Alberta, Alternative Medicine, British Columbia, Canada, Events, Ontario, Quebec10 Comments

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New Event: Virtual Science Pub

27 January 2011 by Sara E. Mayhew

The newly formed Northern Ontario Skeptics Society is holding its first event, a Virtual Science Pub. I’ll be hosting and all are welcome to join! The NOSS is holding a virtual science pub for those interested in a casual group chat, hosted by Sara E. Mayhew. Whether you live in a remote area or simply want to […]

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2010 Skeptic North Awards!

07 December 2010 by Steve Thoms

We’re trying something new here at Skeptic North, and we want YOU, the readers to help us out! 2010 has been an interesting year of science and skepticism in Canada, and we thought that it would be fun to have a little bit of an award ceremony, but without the ceremony.  Or the actual award.  […]

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