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.

July 2018

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  • Surrey/Langley Skeptics in the Pub - Brunch
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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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  • Quantum Inkblot
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  • Skeptics in the Pub Downtown
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  • Surrey/Langley Skeptics Meetup
  • Science World After Dark
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  • Skeptics Brunch at Storm Crow Alehouse
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  • July Café Sci with Dr. Nienke van Houten: Test Tubes to Teaching

Upcoming events:

Tue. Jul. 31
  • July Café Sci with Dr. Nienke van Houten: Test Tubes to Teaching
    Tue. Jul. 31, 7:30pm at Yagger's Downtown Restaurant and Sports Bar

    Dear Café Scientifiquers,

    Our next café will happen on Tuesday, July 31st at 7:30pm in the back room at Yagger's Downtown (433 W Pender). Our speaker for the evening will be Dr. Nienke van Houten from the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU. Her topic will be:

    Test Tubes to Teaching: How Anti-Vaxxers and a Global Financial Crisis Shaped my Career

    Part research talk, and part memoir, Dr. van Houten will describe her career progression from vaccine design scientist to education researcher. From early childhood, Dr. van Houten developed an unrelenting interest in human biology and infectious diseases and made it her goal to become a scientist. Her passion for vaccines came about, in part, due to the publicity surrounding the infamous retracted paper in The Lancet that erroneously connected measles vaccination with autism. Her Ph.D. and postdoctoral research focused on how vaccines work, and she engineered anti-viral vaccines to produce focused antibody responses. However, her plan of working in the pharmaceutical industry was sidelined by the financial crash of 2008, and she was offered a full time teaching faculty position. This created an opportunity to study how students think critically about science and apply those findings to train students to recognize bad science such as that promoted by anti-vaxxers and other garbage “science” that pervades our society.

    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/687652698246586/


Wed. Aug. 1
  • Skeptics Trivia Night at Storm Crow Alehouse
    Wed. Aug. 1, 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.


Sun. Aug. 5
Wed. Aug. 8
  • Fleeing Fundamentalism
    Wed. Aug. 8, 8:00pm at Vancouver Playhouse

    Three women from fundamentalist backgrounds describe their experiences of being married to an Al Qaeda member, picketing funerals with a 'God Hates Fags' sign, and living in fear of the modesty police discovering her transgressions.

    Speakers: Megan Phelps-Roper, Frimet Goldberger & Yasmine Mohammed

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2291342847759428/


Tue. Aug. 14
  • North Vancouver Skeptics in the Pub
    Tue. Aug. 14, 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. Aug. 16
  • Surrey/Langley Skeptics Meetup
    Thu. Aug. 16, 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. Aug. 18
  • Skeptics Brunch at Storm Crow Alehouse
    Sat. Aug. 18, 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