Event Calendar

See the calendar and listings below for upcoming science- and skepticism-related events in and around Vancouver, BC, and a few major conferences farther afield.

You can add these events to your own Google calendar by clicking on the calendar’s URL and using the “+Google Calendar” link in the bottom corner, or by copying its ICAL/ICS link and pasting it into your browser or app’s “add calendar” setting.

March 2019

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  • Extremophiles, Aliens and Exoplanets: Family Night
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  • Skeptics Trivia Night at Storm Crow Alehouse
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  • North Vancouver Skeptics in the Pub
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  • Skeptics Brunch at Storm Crow Alehouse
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  • Skeptics in the Pub Downtown
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  • Nerd Nite v42: Orbital Resonance, Science Through Storytelling, and...
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  • Science Slam at the Beaty: Women in STEM
  • Surrey/Langley Skeptics Meetup
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  • Café Sci with Dr. Love-Ese Chile: Shifting the plastic landscape
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Upcoming events:

Thu. Mar. 21
  • Science Slam at the Beaty: Women in STEM
    Thu. Mar. 21, 6:30pm at Beaty Biodiversity Museum

    It's time for another collaboration between Science Slam Vancouver and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum!

    In honour of Women's History Month, join us for an evening of energizing talks on the theme of women in STEM.

    If you've never been to a science slam, we promise you science in a form you've never seen it before. Science slams are competitions that bring together researchers, students, educators, artists, and communicators. Competitors have five minutes to share their topic of choice without the use of a slideshow and are judged based on communication skills, audience impact, and scientific content. Props and creative presentation styles are encouraged!

    If you're interested in competing, please apply by March 7 using the link below or email us at scislamYVR@gmail.com. http://bit.ly/womeninscislam

    Talks can draw on your own work or experience around the theme of women in STEM. Or if you don't identify as a woman, non-binary, or two-spirited person in STEM, we'd love you to tell us about one! If you're not sure about an idea, just ask, or check out Science Slam Canada's YouTube channel for examples of past talks. You can also find Science Slam on Twitter at @scislamca or on Facebook at Science Slam Canada.


    Doors open at 5pm, event begins at 6:30pm. We'll see you there! Admission is by donation A cash bar is available, as well as free appetizers

    The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. We thank the Musqueam for their ongoing partnership with the museum in furthering our understanding of culturally diverse ways of knowing our world. You can explore the perspectives of six First Nations communities on biodiversity in our exhibition, Culture at the Centre.

    ACCESSIBILITY SUMMARY: There are no lips or stairs to enter the museum. Flooring is concrete or tile. Our main entrance is equipped with door-opening buttons. Access to the lower level containing the museum collections is via a ramp with a fitted handrail.

    There is an elevator in the Biodiversity Research Centre, adjacent to the museum, which can offer access to the collections floor. This elevator requires key-carrying museum staff or volunteers; please ask at the admissions desk.

    There are accessible, single stall, gender neutral washrooms on the gift shop level, and on the collections level. Both are equipped with door opening buttons and handrails.

    For information and to book the UBC Accessibility Shuttle, visit the UBC website. Shuttle stop 12 (Earth Sciences) is located just opposite the museum. Service animals are welcome at the museum, but other animals are not permitted, due to the nature of our collections.

    Our collections area is a dimly lit space to protect museum specimens. Given the nature of the museum’s work, and the materials used in preserving and maintaining our specimens for visitors to explore and learn from, we regret that we are unable to offer a scent-reduced space.

    Everyone is welcome to the museum and its events; oppressive attitudes and behaviour of any kind, towards staff, volunteers or visitors, will not be accepted.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1115201068641598/


  • Surrey/Langley Skeptics Meetup
    Thu. Mar. 21, 7:00pm at Browns Socialhouse Surrey Centre, 9666 King George Blvd A1, Surrey, BC V3T 2V4, Canada

    Join us on the third Thursday of the month at 7pm for drinks and food in a friendly atmosphere with Surrey/Langley area science enthusiasts who value critical thinking and skepticism. It's a great place to meet local skeptics, make new friends, and get involved and informed about new events and activities. We meet on the third Thursday of the month at Browns Socialhouse Surrey Centre.Frequent attendees: Please welcome any new attendees, and see if you share common interests in areas of science, skepticism, critical thinking, or life in general.New attendees: Please feel free to introduce yourselves if you wish, and join in any conversations that interest you.To be notified on Facebook about our future events, be sure to click the Subscribe button on the lower left side of the Vancouver Skeptics Facebook page.You can always find the latest event information on the Vancouver Skeptics Event Calendar on VancouverSkeptics.org.


Tue. Mar. 26
  • Café Sci with Dr. Love-Ese Chile: Shifting the plastic landscape
    Tue. Mar. 26, 7:30pm at Yagger's Downtown Restaurant and Sports Bar

    Dear Café Scientifiquers,

    Our next café will happen on Tuesday, March 26th at 7:30pm in the back room at Yagger's Downtown (433 W Pender). Our speaker for the evening will be Dr. Love-Ese Chile, founder of Grey to Green Sustainable Solutions.

    Shifting the plastic landscape: Bio-plastics, circular economy and sustainable material management

    Growing public and scientific opinion are driving businesses and policy-makers to change the way plastics circulate through our communities. Moving away from a linear supply chain that allows a multitude of plastic to seep out into the environment, this talk will discuss new ideas and technology being implemented to move plastics into a circular supply loop.

    Dr. Love-Ese Chile is a sustainable plastic researcher based in Vancouver, BC. Arriving from New Zealand, Ese completed her doctoral thesis on biodegradable plastics at the University of British Columbia in 2017. During her studies, Ese became a vocal supporter of sustainability, green chemistry and community-driven science. In 2018, Dr. Chile started a research consulting company, Grey to Green Sustainable Solutions, that works with local businesses, not-for-profit groups and policy-makers to increase understanding of the sustainable plastic supply chain and develop new technologies that will allow plastics to transition into a circular economy.

    We hope to see you there!

    • Your Café Sci Vancouver Organizers

    @cafescivan blogs.ubc.ca/cafesci/ facebook.com/groups/cafescivan/ cafesci.vancouver@gmail.com

    https://www.facebook.com/events/382571022468235/


Wed. Apr. 3
  • Skeptics Trivia Night at Storm Crow Alehouse
    Wed. Apr. 3, 6:00pm at Storm Crow Alehouse, 1619 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 1W9, Canada

    Join us on the first Wednesday of the month for Skeptics' Trivia Night at Storm Crow Alehouse. The nerd trivia contest starts at 7pm and is put on by Storm Crow Alehouse and hosts Eric Fell and Mister Nickel. A few Vancouver Skeptics will arrive early to get a table and form a team, and then we'll combine our wits to compete against the other teams. All skill levels welcome. If you can, please arrive early to help us get a big table for our group.Frequent attendees: Please welcome any new attendees, and see if you share common interests in areas of science, skepticism, critical thinking, or life in general.New attendees: Please feel free to introduce yourselves if you wish, and join in any conversations that interest you.To be notified on Facebook about our future events, be sure to click the Subscribe button on the lower left side of the Vancouver Skeptics Facebook page.You can always find the latest event information on the Vancouver Skeptics Event Calendar on VancouverSkeptics.org.


Tue. Apr. 9
  • North Vancouver Skeptics in the Pub
    Tue. Apr. 9, 6:00pm at Queens Cross Pub, 2989 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7N 3J3, Canada

    Join us in North Vancouver on the second Tuesday of the month at 6pm for another evening of skeptical fun, food, drinks, and conversation at Queen's Cross Pub. Come out and discuss skepticism-related activities with your fellow science enthusiasts, rationalists, and critical thinkers, and maybe meet some new friends.Frequent attendees: Please welcome any new attendees, and see if you share common interests in areas of science, skepticism, critical thinking, or life in general.New attendees: Please feel free to introduce yourselves if you wish, and join in any conversations that interest you.To be notified on Facebook about our future events, be sure to click the Subscribe button on the lower left side of the Vancouver Skeptics Facebook page.You can always find the latest event information on the Vancouver Skeptics Event Calendar on VancouverSkeptics.org.


Tue. Apr. 16
  • Skeptics in the Pub Downtown
    Tue. Apr. 16, 7:00pm at Yagger's Downtown Restaurant & Sports Bar, 433 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1V2, Canada

    Join us on the third Tuesday of the month for an evening of skeptical fun, food, drinks, and conversation in Yagger's back room, at 433 W. Pender St. Come out and discuss skepticism-related activities in Vancouver with your fellow science enthusiasts, rationalists, and critical thinkers, and maybe meet some new friends.Frequent attendees: Please welcome any new attendees, and see if you share common interests in areas of science, skepticism, critical thinking, or life in general.New attendees: Please feel free to introduce yourselves if you wish, and join in any conversations that interest you.To be notified on Facebook about our future events, be sure to click the Subscribe button on the lower left side of the Vancouver Skeptics Facebook page.You can always find the latest event information on the Vancouver Skeptics Event Calendar on VancouverSkeptics.org.


Thu. Apr. 18
  • Surrey/Langley Skeptics Meetup
    Thu. Apr. 18, 7:00pm at Browns Socialhouse Surrey Centre, 9666 King George Blvd A1, Surrey, BC V3T 2V4, Canada

    Join us on the third Thursday of the month at 7pm for drinks and food in a friendly atmosphere with Surrey/Langley area science enthusiasts who value critical thinking and skepticism. It's a great place to meet local skeptics, make new friends, and get involved and informed about new events and activities. We meet on the third Thursday of the month at Browns Socialhouse Surrey Centre.Frequent attendees: Please welcome any new attendees, and see if you share common interests in areas of science, skepticism, critical thinking, or life in general.New attendees: Please feel free to introduce yourselves if you wish, and join in any conversations that interest you.To be notified on Facebook about our future events, be sure to click the Subscribe button on the lower left side of the Vancouver Skeptics Facebook page.You can always find the latest event information on the Vancouver Skeptics Event Calendar on VancouverSkeptics.org.


Sat. Apr. 20
  • Skeptics Brunch at Storm Crow Alehouse
    Sat. Apr. 20, 11:00am at Storm Crow Alehouse, 1619 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 1W9, Canada

    Join us on the third Saturday of the month for brunch at the back of the nerdtastic Storm Crow Alehouse, 1619 W. Broadway, a block and a half west of Granville. Come out and discuss skepticism-related activities in Vancouver with your fellow science enthusiasts, rationalists, and critical thinkers, and maybe meet some new friends.Frequent attendees: Please welcome any new attendees, and see if you share common interests in areas of science, skepticism, critical thinking, or life in general.New attendees: Please feel free to introduce yourselves if you wish, and join in any conversations that interest you.To be notified on Facebook about our future events, be sure to click the Subscribe button on the lower left side of the Vancouver Skeptics Facebook page.You can always find the latest event information on the Vancouver Skeptics Event Calendar on VancouverSkeptics.org.


If you’d like to have your group’s event added to this calendar, send email to: events@vancouverskeptics.org