In Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario, the provincial governments continue to fully fund separate Catholic school boards. BC partially funds some independent faith schools.
While the Catholic schools are enshrined in the constitution, an editorial in Metro news last week makes the case that rolling those schools into the secular, public boards would be both easy and popular.
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Purzycki recently published a study in Nature on the role that belief in punitive gods played in the expansion of human societies. Come and learn what role beliefs about gods' minds play in our relationships with the natural world and with each other.
Jim Linville - Creation museums are not all created equal
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 at 10 AM
University of Lethbridge professor Jim Linville offers an overview of the diverse creation museum landscape in North America. He will highlight the need to look beyond "Big Creation" to truly understand the phenomenon.
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Paul Ingraham - Science Based Medicine
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 10 AM
Paul Ingraham is a writer and former Registered Massage Therapist in Vancouver, Canada. He is a rare alternative medicine apostate: frustrated by pseudoscientific baggage in the massage profession, he quit to write full-time. He writes for PainScience.com and is assistant editor at Science-Based Medicine.
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