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Wednesday, February 03, 2016 at 02:00 PM
  • Kwantlen Secular Student Alliance Meeting at Birch 106, Surrey
  • Sunday, February 07, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Dr Samir Gandesha - Nihilism and Terror at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 02:00 PM
  • Kwantlen Secular Student Alliance Meeting at Birch 106, Surrey
  • Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 08:30 AM
  • Adopt a Clinic Blood Drive at Canadian Blood Services, Vancouver
  • Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Dr Ahmed Hussein - A safer, cheaper, nuclear reactor design at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
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    Use private member's bill to take god out of anthem

    Two groups representing atheists and Humanists are asking for God to be taken out of O Canada in a letter to Liberal MP Mauril Béllanger. Last week Bélanger tabled Bill C-210, which would make the national anthem gender neutral. The BC Humanist Association and Centre for Inquiry Canada praised this...

    BCHA calls on Parliamentary committee to enshrine physician-assisted dying rights in healthcare system

    The BC Humanist Association submitted a brief today to the Parliamentary committee studying physician-assisted dying. Its brief argues that a physician-assisted death should be available to all who freely choose it and that so-called "conscientious objection" clauses pose a threat to universal access.

    Federal panel releases report on assisted dying

    The expert panel established by the federal government last summer has delivered its final report on its consultations on physician-assisted dying, citing the BC Humanist Association's response. After months of inaction, the previous Conservative government established the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v Canada in July...

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    The problem with human head transplants

    By Andrew Jackson, Newcastle University In a 1978 essay, titled Where Am I?, the philosopher Daniel Dennett suggested that the brain was the only organ of which it’s better to be a transplant donor than recipient. Now Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero wants to turn philosophical thought experiments into reality by transplanting the head of Valery...

    February 1, 2016 Weekly Newsletter Roundup

    On Sunday, January 31, 2016, Cherise Louie of Canadian Blood Services spoke to 35 of us on the value of donating blood, as well as their new initiatives, One Match for bone marrow and stem cell donations and cord blood donations. Read more about how, starting in February, we will be hosting...

    The importance of working with interfaith groups

    People have asked me why, as a Humanist, I'm involved in the interfaith events and why I think the BC Humanists should be involved in the interfaith movement in general. After all, what are a bunch of non-believers doing associating with religionists? There are a few reasons why I believe...

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