As part of Research Week (entitled Evolution in Action) at Laurentian University, CEEEC is sponsoring three events.
1. We are co-sponsoring a Science Café with Science North on Tuesday Feb. 10 at 7:30 at the Laughing Buddha in downtown Sudbury. The topic will be “Evolutionary Medicine: Does evolution matter to our modern health“?. Panelists will include Nicole Mideo (University of Toronto), and Tamara Varney (Lakehead University).
2. Dr. Michael Ruse (Lucyle T. Wermeister Professor of Philosophy, Florida State University), will be giving a talk “Was there a Darwinian Revolution?” at St. Andrews Place in Downtown Sudbury on Wedn. Feb. 11 at 7:30 pm.
3. Finally, CEEEC is sponsoring a performance by Baba Brinkman (Feb. 12, 4:30 pm), a Canadian poet, rapper and award-winning playwright who has written and performed the Rap Guide to Evolution for audiences around the world including Edinburgh Fringe Festival, New York City (Soho Playhouse), and the Sydney Opera House. His collaboration with scientists has led his work to be described as “peer-reviewed rap”. In 2012, Brinkman was announced as a songwriter-in-residence at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) and in 2013 the Rap Guide to Evolution won the National Center for Science Education’s Friend of Darwin Award. Online registration is live. Baba Brinkman is coming as part of a partnership with Science North. Special thanks to the Research, Development and Creativity Office, the Dean of Science, Engineering and Architecture, and the Canada Research Chair in Applied Evolutionary Ecology for financial support.
CEEEC sponsored and held a workshop using R, the open source statistical package that is being heavily used across disciplines. Dr. Darryl Edwards held the workshop over 2 days in early December, 2014. Thanks to the Canada Research Chair in Applied Evolutionary Ecology, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the Dean of Arts, and the Dean of Science, Engineering and Architecture for their financial support.
The Science Café “Our health and our environment: How does “responsibility” matter?” was co-sponsored by CEEEC and held in April 2014. Panelists included Gillian Crozier (CEEEC), Monique Beaudoin (Centre de santé communautaire du Grand Sudbury), Meredith Schwartz (Ryerson University, and Colleen Derkatch (Ryerson University).
CEEEC recently hosted an incredibly successful symposium “Thinking Extinction: the Science and Philosophy of Endangered Species and Extinction” in Nov. 2013 at Laurentian University with scientists, philosophers, and humanists from Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada. The symposium was predominately supported by a SSHRC Connections grant to Brett Buchanan, Gillian Crozier and Albrecht Schulte-Hostedde. You can read all about it here – thinkingextinction.com