Vancouver Skeptics

Welcome to the site for information about Vancouver Skeptics in the Pub and other science- and skepticism-related events and groups around Vancouver, BC, Canada. Vancouver Skeptics is a casual social group for local science enthusiasts who value reason, critical thinking, and skepticism. See our “What is Skepticism?” page to get an idea of what the group is all about.

To be notified about each new Vancouver Skeptics in the Pub night, please join our Facebook group. Alternatively, you can subscribe to our RSS feed in your favourite RSS reader to see a new post about each upcoming event.

To see all the skepticism-related events around Vancouver, visit the Event Calendar page or subscribe to our calendar feed URL or ICS link in Google Calendar or your favourite calendar program.

For questions, comments, or to submit items for the calendar, email Vancouver.Skeptics@gmail.com.

Upcoming events:

Sat. Sep. 21
  • Skeptics Brunch at Storm Crow Alehouse
    Sat. Sep. 21, 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.


Tue. Sep. 24
Thu. Sep. 26
  • Georges Méliès’ A Trip to the Moon (1902)
    Thu. Sep. 26, 6:30pm at H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

    Join the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre in the Planetarium Star Theatre for a reprise of last year’s screening of pioneering French filmmaker Georges Méliès’ classic work.

    Owen Connell will be returning with a repeat performance of his magnificent electronic score to the magical “A Trip to the Moon” (1902), and will debut two new scores to Méliès’ “The Impossible Voyage” (1904), and Thomas Edison’s film “A Trip to Mars” (1910).

    Méliès’ films are considered to be some of the earliest science fiction films ever made. Between screenings film historian Michael Van Den Bos will discuss the importance and influence his work had on the genre. The astronomy education team will also be talking about the cosmic relevance of the films.

    Tickets available for a 7:00pm and 9:00pm shows. Show length will be approximately one hour.

    Doors open at 6:30pm.

    Paid parking available.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/928525120858734/


Fri. Sep. 27
  • Science Slam at Fox
    Fri. Sep. 27, 7:00pm at Fox Cabaret

    It's September, so it's back to school, back to work, and BACK TO SLAMMING!

    For those of you who have never experienced the wonder of Science Slam, welcome! We are Vancouver’s most epic science showdown. Sit back, relax, and watch as our competitors battle to achieve science communication fame and glory.

    What exactly is a science slam? Based on the format of a poetry slam, a science slam is a competition where speakers gather to share their science with you - the audience. Competitors have five minutes to present on any science topic 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!

    Whether you're a researcher, student, educator, artist, or communicator, our stage is open to you. If you've got a science topic you're researching, or just a topic you're excited about, send in an application! If you're not sure about an idea, just ask!

    Application link: https://forms.gle/y5nQZwLzVUcRiHZT9

    YouTube channel (for creative inspiration): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWmI8llf3pAW5xtbvnXmsog

    Doors open at 7pm, event begins at 7:30pm. We'll see you there!

    This event is a part of this year's Science Odyssey's national campaign that celebrates Canadian achievements in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. For more information, check out http://www.sciod.ca/.

    Accessibility Notes:

    Science Slam acknowledges that this event takes place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Squamish, Sto:lo, Musqueam, and Tsleil Waututh Nation. Many of our attendees, Science Slam included, are are guests of these territories and must act accordingly.

    Science Slam is an inclusive event, as a result hate speech and abuse will not be tolerated. This includes anti-blackness, anti-indigenous, transphobia, homophobia, biphobia, islamophobia, xenophobia, fatphobia, ableism, transmisogyny, misogyny, femmephobia, cissexism, and anti-immigrant attitudes.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/377287609615439/


Wed. Oct. 2
  • Skeptics Trivia Night at Storm Crow Alehouse
    Wed. Oct. 2, 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. Oct. 8
  • North Vancouver Skeptics in the Pub
    Tue. Oct. 8, 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. Oct. 15
  • Skeptics in the Pub Downtown
    Tue. Oct. 15, 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. Oct. 17
  • Surrey/Langley Skeptics Meetup
    Thu. Oct. 17, 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. Oct. 19
  • Skeptics Brunch at Storm Crow Alehouse
    Sat. Oct. 19, 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.