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.

February 2018

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  • Surrey/Langley Skeptics Meetup
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  • Skeptics Brunch at Storm Crow Alehouse
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  • Skeptics in the Pub Downtown
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  • Humanist Blood Drive (Vancouver)
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  • Café Sci: Functional Brain Imaging in Psych. Disorders - Dr. Rob Tarzwell
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Upcoming events:

Tue. Feb. 20
  • Skeptics in the Pub Downtown
    Tue. Feb. 20, 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.


Sat. Feb. 24
  • Humanist Blood Drive (Vancouver)
    Sat. Feb. 24, 11:00am at Canadian Blood Services

    https://www.facebook.com/events/164777230830392/***We have booked 5 spots for 11 am. Email sonia@bchumanist.ca to confirm one of these spaces if you want to donate with our group.***The BC Humanist Association has partnered up with Partners for Life – a national program committed to saving lives through blood donations.We’ve got it in us to work together to help contribute to Canada’s blood supply.Come out for our blood donation day and put your Humanist values in action!Not sure if you're eligible to donate? Take the eligibility quiz: https://blood.ca/en/eligibility-quiz


Tue. Feb. 27
  • Café Sci: Functional Brain Imaging in Psych. Disorders - Dr. Rob Tarzwell
    Tue. Feb. 27, 7:30pm at Yagger's Downtown Restaurant and Sports Bar

    https://www.facebook.com/events/883651635139513/Our next café will happen on Tuesday, February 27th at 7:30pm in the back room at Yagger's Downtown (433 W Pender). Our speaker for the evening will be Dr. Robert Tarzwell, from the Department of Psychiatry at UBC.Functional Brain Imaging in Psychiatric Disorders - Current Uses and Future DirectionsFunctional brain imaging seeks to detect and map specific activity happening within the brain, such as changes in blood flow, metabolic activity, or neurotransmitter levels within the whole brain or specific areas of interest. Currently, functional imaging has a role in the diagnosis of dementia, and localizing the focus of seizures. Emerging roles with good evidence include traumatic brain injury. On the wild frontier, Robert’s work includes the use of deep learning models to analyze large datasets of brain images in the hunt for biomarkers of psychiatric disorders.We look forward to seeing you there! As always, our events are free & no registration required.


Sun. Mar. 4
  • Surrey/Langley Skeptics in the Pub - Brunch
    Sun. Mar. 4, 11:00am at Edith + Arthur Public House, 8410 160 St, Surrey, BC V3S 3T8, Canada

    Join us in Surrey/Langley on the first Sunday of the month at 11am for breakfast in a welcoming environment at Edith + Arthur Public House. Come out and hang with us!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.


Wed. Mar. 7
  • Skeptics Trivia Night at Storm Crow Alehouse
    Wed. Mar. 7, 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. Mar. 13
  • North Vancouver Skeptics in the Pub
    Tue. Mar. 13, 6:00pm at Tap & Barrel • Shipyards, 8 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7L 0B2, 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 Tap & Barrel's Shipyards location near Lonsdale Quay. 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.


Thu. Mar. 15
  • Surrey/Langley Skeptics Meetup
    Thu. Mar. 15, 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. Mar. 17
  • Skeptics Brunch at Storm Crow Alehouse
    Sat. Mar. 17, 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