Join us on Tuesday, July 17 at 7:30pm for another evening of skeptical fun, food, drinks, and conversation in the Railway Club’s back bar (map). Come out and discuss skepticism-related activities in Vancouver with your fellow science enthusiasts, rationalists, and critical thinkers, and maybe meet some new friends. As always, if you arrive late and they’re collecting a cover charge at the door, just tell them you’re with the skeptics’ group to get in for free.
- Science Online Vancouver: Sex, Shock, and ScienceThu. May. 23, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BChttps://www.facebook.com/events/298177723648712/
Most science communicators are always on the lookout for ways to draw attention to and then educate about a topic, and using sex as a hook is an obvious way to accomplish the first. However, does the use of sex – or any other shocking hook for that matter – distract the attention from the real topic? Does it provide attention and possibly entertainment without adding any scientific value, or is it a useful tool to reach a broader audience when communicating science?
Using the current Science World exhibit “The Science of Sexuality” as a starting point we will get into the nitty grittys of using sex and other shocking hooks to draw people into a scientific debate.
Join us May 23 at 7 pm at TELUS World of Science. Follow the signs around Science World to enter through the doors at back of building. We strongly encourage everyone to bring their own wine/beer and snacks.
- Richmond Skeptics in the PubThu. May. 23, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pmLegends Pub, 6511 Buswell St., Richmond, BChttps://www.facebook.com/events/525574337500613/
Richmond Skeptics in the Pub is a casual social event for local science enthusiasts who value critical thinking and skepticism. Join us for drinks and food in a friendly atmosphere. 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 fourth Thursday of the month at the Legends Pub in Richmond, located at 6511 Buswell Street, minutes from the Brighouse Skytrain station and Richmond Centre. There's free parking on the roof for those who need it.
- Charity Movie Screening: Can't Stop the SerenitySat. May. 25, 12:30 pm - 5:50 pmH.R. MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BChttps://www.facebook.com/events/481373635267090/
The annual screening of "Serenity" and more for charity, raising money for Equality Now, which works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls throughout the world. Locally we also support BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre Foundation and Avalon Recovery Society. If you are not able to come but will still like to support these charities, there is a "Donate" button on our website.
In addition to "Serenity", we will sing along to "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog", have an Evil Laugh contest, a costume contest, Whedon trivia bingo, door prizes, silent and live auctions. Plus, C&C Cakery will be back with their Firefly-inspired delicious confections!
Tickets are $15 cash or $16 on PayPal. Check out our blog for details on our online Scavenger Hunt and pictures of some of our auction items/prizes. http://serenityscreeningvan.blogspot.ca/
- Skeptics' Brunch in New WestminsterSun. May. 26, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmThe Met Bar and Grill, 411 Columbia St., New Westminster, BC
- BC Humanist Speech MastersMon. May. 27, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm2066 Kingsway, Vancouver, BChttp://bchumanist.ca/index.php/programs/events
Humanist Speech Masters
Our semimonthly meeting for practice public speaking.
Join us on the second and fourth Monday of every month for our Humanist Speech Masters meeting.
Members of the BC Humanist Association are invited to prepare talks to share with other attendees. Our goal is to get hands-on experience preparing and practicing public speaking in a friendly atmosphere.
Attendees provide feedback to the volunteers who speak, enabling them to build on their strengths and improve on their weaknesses.
All topics are open for discussion. Speeches should be about 10 minutes in length.
Find us in the Review Room (in the back) of The Tipper Restaurant on Kingsway at Victoria Drive starting at 7pm.
Events are free and open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to volunteer to speak at future events. Please also consider purchasing some food or drinks to support the Tipper, who provides the room to us for free.
To volunteer to speak at a future event, let us know at our next meeting or email email@example.com. No one will be forced to speak, but the success of this event is dependent on volunteers coming forward.