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.

May 2018

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  • Skeptics Trivia Night at Storm Crow Alehouse
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  • Night Shift: Magnetic Threads
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  • Discovery Talks with Dr. Dana Dabelea
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  • Surrey/Langley Skeptics in the Pub - Brunch
  • New Worlds: Discovering New Solar Systems and Habitable Planets
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  • North Vancouver Skeptics in the Pub
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  • Science Rendezvous at UBC
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  • Skeptics in the Pub Downtown
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  • Art Science Chronicles
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  • Science World After Dark: Science Slam!
  • Surrey/Langley Skeptics Meetup
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  • Skeptics Brunch at Storm Crow Alehouse
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  • The Story Collider: Vancouver
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  • May Café Sci with Dr. Michelle Tseng: Insects in the city
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  • Universe of the Brain

Upcoming events:

Tue. May. 22
  • The Story Collider: Vancouver
    Tue. May. 22, 7:30pm at Fox Cabaret

    The Story Collider returns to Vancouver on May 22 for another evening of true, personal stories about science!

    More information and lineup to be announced soon.

    Hosted by Kayla Glynn and Armin Mortazavi. Doors open at 7 pm.

    About The Story Collider

    Whether we wear a lab coat or haven’t seen a test tube since grade school, science is shaping all of our lives. And that means we all have science stories to tell. Every year, we host dozens of live shows all over the world, featuring all kinds of storytellers – researchers, doctors, and engineers of course, but also patients, poets, comedians, cops, and more. Some of our stories are heartbreaking, others are hilarious, but they’re all true and all very personal. Welcome to The Story Collider!

    “The tones balanced stand-up funny and powerfully confessional … The crowd’s reactions veered from belly laughs to pin-drop silence.” — Andy Beta, The Wall Street Journal

    “The experience was incredibly cathartic, and having people come up to me afterwards and tell me how interesting and moving they found my story was as gratifying as any compliment I have ever received about my research.” — David Carmel, Nature

    For more information, see our website: https://www.storycollider.org/shows/2018/5/22/vancouver-bc

    https://www.facebook.com/events/191448321580671/


Tue. May. 29
  • May Café Sci with Dr. Michelle Tseng: Insects in the city
    Tue. May. 29, 7:30pm at Yagger's Downtown Restaurant and Sports Bar

    Dear Café Scientifiquers,

    Our next café will happen on Tuesday, May 29th at 7:30pm in the back room at Yagger’s Downtown (433 W Pender). Our speaker for the evening will be Dr. Michelle Tseng, Assistant Professor in the Zoology department at UBC. Her topic will be:

    Insects in the city: shrinking beetles and disappearing bees. How bugs help us learn about the ecological effects of urbanization and climate change

    Living in the city, we don’t always see the good bugs amongst the pesky ones. In this presentation, I’ll take you on a trip down insect lane and share with you the incredible diversity of insects that have lived in Vancouver over the last 100 years. Many of these bugs have been collected and preserved in museums and these collections provide us with a historical snapshot of insect communities from the past. My students and I have made some remarkable discoveries using museum insect collections, and these findings help us understand how these fascinating creatures are changing in response to warming climates and increased development.

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    Michelle Tseng is a professor of insect ecology at the UBC Biodiversity Research Centre. She and her students study the impacts of habitat and climate change on plankton and insects. Her group’s work has been featured in national and international media, and on CBC’s Quirks and Quarks. Michelle is also the zoologist on the award-winning CBC kids show Scout and the Gumboot Kids.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/185163588961072/


Thu. May. 31
  • Universe of the Brain
    Thu. May. 31, 7:30pm at H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

    Are you left brained or right brained, or is that even a thing? Will champagne improve your memory? Can you really beat depression with a walk in the woods? Discover what’s fact and what’s fake with neuroscientists Dr. Liisa Galea and Dr. Julie Robillard. Enjoy an evening of lively discussion as these leading researchers debunk the modern mythology of the human brain and teach you how to separate peer-reviewed fact from creative nonfiction.

    The Universe of the Brain lecture series is a collaboration between The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. Take part in an interactive evening on the universe of the mind, and come away with a better understanding of your brain through a dialogue with leading experts on neuroscience, plus state-of-the-art visuals, all under the dome of the planetarium star theatre.

    About our speakers: Dr. Liisa Galea's laboratory is interested in how hormones affect brain and behaviour. In particular Dr. Galea focuses on the effects of stress and sex hormones on neuroplasticity in the brain; the effects of hormones on learning and memory; the effects of pregnancy and mothering on brain function and morphology. Animal models of postpartum depression and sex differences in behavioural and neural consequences of stress are also areas of research.

    Dr. Julie Robillard leads a research program at the intersection of neuroscience, technology, and patient experience. Her current work focuses on the development of tools for the evaluation of the quality, ethics and impact of technology for brain health. She is also co-leading a research initiative investigating the integration of artificial intelligence in technology for older adults with dementia and their caregivers.

    Ticets: $20, available on Eventbrite

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2035779209797056/


Sun. Jun. 3
  • Surrey/Langley Skeptics in the Pub - Brunch
    Sun. Jun. 3, 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. Jun. 6
  • Skeptics Trivia Night at Storm Crow Alehouse
    Wed. Jun. 6, 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.


Thu. Jun. 7
  • Georges Méliès’ A Trip to the Moon (1902)
    Thu. Jun. 7, 7:30pm at H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

    Join the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre for a screening of the classic films by pioneering French filmmaker Georges Méliès in the Planetarium Star Theatre. The films include “A Trip to the Moon” (1902), “The Astronomer’s Dream” (1898), and “The Eclipse” (1907). The films will be accompanied by a live electronic score provided by Owen Connell.

    These films are considered to be some of the earliest science fiction films ever made. The evening will start off with a discussion lead by film historian Michael Van Den Bos, and astronomer Christa Van Laerhoven examining their importance and influence on the genre.

    Doors at 7:00pm and the show will start at 7:30pm.

    Tickets $20, available on Eventbrite.

    Paid parking available.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/385579255282277/


Tue. Jun. 12
  • North Vancouver Skeptics in the Pub
    Tue. Jun. 12, 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.


Sat. Jun. 16
  • Skeptics Brunch at Storm Crow Alehouse
    Sat. Jun. 16, 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. Jun. 19
  • Skeptics in the Pub Downtown
    Tue. Jun. 19, 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.


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