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2020/21 Season Announced

Glenda Bonifacio

Sep 24 '20 Glenda Bonifacio

Communities and disasters: associative acts and total escape?

Gail Michener

Oct 29 '20 Gail Michener

Love Them, Despise Them, Study Them: Perspectives on an iconic prairie animal.

Elizabeth Galway

Nov 26 '20 Elizabeth Galway

What’s So Childish about Children’s Stories? Exploring the Complex World of Literature for Young Readers.

Trevor Harrison

Jan 28 '21 Trevor Harrison

The Promise and Peril of Populism

David Logue

Feb 25 '21 David Logue

Birds Sing Duets

Trushar Patel

Mar 25 '21 Trushar Patel

How not to get viral: Understanding the communication between viruses and humans

James MacKenzie

Apr 15 '21 James MacKenzie

Being Maya: Reflections on Ethnicity, Religion and Place

*Rescheduled from last March 2020.

Previous Year's Talk Dates & Details

Hillary Rodrigues

Feb 27 '20 Hillary Rodrigues

COMBATTING DELUSION: Gleanings from the Hindu Great Goddess and Eastern Sages

Jan 23 '20 Carly Adams

"Hey, why don't we have a bonspiel?" Oral Histories, Sport, and (re)Imagining Community

Nov 21 '19 Jackie Rice

The Benefits and Risks of Artificial Intelligence

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Oct 24 '19 Matthew Tata

How to Talk to Your Robot: Using Cognitive Neuroscience to Make Robots That Can Hear

Sep 26 '19 Louise Barrett

Supercharged Apes and Supersized Minds: How to Think Like an Animal

Hester Jiskoot

Mar 21 '19 | Hester Jiskoot, Geography

Glaciers — A Hot Topic

Tom Johnston

Feb 28 '19 | Tom Johnston, Geography

The Geography of Circumstance

Jan 24 '19 | Alexander Darku, Economics

The Building Blocks of Africa's Development: Resources, Politics, and Economics

Amy Shaw

Nov 22 '18 | Amy Shaw, Canadian Studies

‘A Devil-May-Care Sort of Swagger’: A Case for Remembering Canada in the Boer War

Maura Hanrahan

Oct 25 '18 | Maura Hanrahan, Geography

Creating Heroes and Claiming the North: Captain Robert Abram Bartlett in the Arctic

Sergio Pellis

Sep 20 '18 | Sergio Pellis, Neuroscience (CCBN)

A Journey Through the Fields of Play

Catherine Kingfisher

Mar 22 '18 | Catherine Kingfisher, Anthropology

Locating Happiness: Beyond Individualism

Tom Robinson

Feb 15 '18 | Tom Robinson, Religious Studies

Sex, Drugs, Jesus, and Gin

Paul Vasey

Jan 25 '18 | Paul Vasey, Psychology

Beyond the Binary: What the West Can Learn from Non-Western Approaches to Gender Diversity

Rene Barendregt

Nov 23 '17 | René Barendregt, Geography

Global Climate Archives in Mud and Rock: The Magnetic Recorder is Always On [Somewhere]!

Jo-Anne Fiske

Oct 26 '17 | Jo-Anne Fiske, Women & Gender Studies

Remarkable Husbands and Unusual Fathers: Understanding the Great War a Crucible of Tenderness and Nurture

Ute Kothe

Sep 21 '17 | Ute Kothe, Biochemistry

From the Beginnings of Life to Modern Medicine: Why RNA Matters

Stacey Wetmore

Mar 23 ‘17 | Stacey Wetmore, Chemistry & Biochemistry

DNA Damage, Repair and Disease: How Computers Can Help Us Understand

Kent Peacock

Feb 16 ‘17 | Kent Peacock, Philosophy

Alberta in the Anthropocene

Jan 26 ‘17 | Janay Nugent, History

Converting a Nation: family, religion, and Calvinism in sixteenth and seventeenth-century Scotland

Goldie Morgentaler

Nov 24 ‘16 | Goldie Morgentaler, English

How Dickens Invented Christmas and Why it Matters

Roy Golsteyn

Oct 20 ‘16 | Roy Golsteyn, Biological Sciences

Flower Power: A scientific Search for New Medicines in Prairie Plants

Kevin McGeough

Sep 22 '16 | Kevin McGeough, Geog & Archaeology

'I Met a Traveller From an Antique Land': The Archaeology of Progress, Decline, and Collapse

Reg Bibby

Mar 17 ‘16 | Reg Bibby, Sociology

Beyond the Gods & Back: The Return of Religion in Canada

Shawn Bubel

Feb 25 ‘16 | Shawn Bubel, Archaeology

Prehistoric Bison Hunters in Southern Alberta: Excavations at the Fincastle Site

Harold Jansen

Jan 21 ‘16 | Harold Jansen, Political Science

The Impact of Digital Technology on Democratic Citizenship in Canada

Jennifer Copeland

Nov 26 ‘15 | Jennifer Copeland, Kinesiology

Sitting, Standing and Stepping: The Health Implications of Our Daily Behaviour

Craig Coburn

Nov 19 ‘15 | Craig Coburn, Remote Sensing

Understanding the Complexities of Imaging the Earth: The Challenge of Image Calibration

Olga Kovalchuk

Oct 22 ‘15 | Olga Kovalchuk, Biological Sciences

Epigenetics of Health and Disease: From Personalized Science to Personalized Medicine

Craig Cooper

Sep 24 ‘15 | Craig Cooper, History

Catching the Crook in Classical Athens

Mar 19 '15 | Michelle Hogue, FNTP / Chem & Biochemistry

Two-Eyed Seeing: A Different Vision for Teaching Aboriginal Learners Science and Mathematics

John Harding

Feb 26 ‘15 | John Harding, Religious Studies

Buddha’s World Tour: Global Buddhism in the Modern Era

David Naylor

Jan 22 ‘15 | David Naylor, Physics & Astronomy

Why Invest in Space Exploration

Ian MacLachlan

Nov 20 ‘14 | Ian MacLachlan, Geography

Changing Livestock Geographies and Global Meat Consumption: What are the implications?

Patrick Wilson

Oct 23 ‘14 | Patrick Wilson, Anthropology

Indigenous Territories and the Rights of Nature in Amazonian Ecuador

Robbin Gibb

Sep 25 ‘14 | Robbin Gibb, Neuroscience

The Forgotten Parent: The Importance of Fathers and Their Experience on the Brain Development of Their Children