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Why Exploring Life's Key Questions Feb Mar 2013, Knox

Why Exploring Life's Key Questions Feb Mar 2013
Dr. Gail McCabe, the HAT spokesperson, will be speaking at this panel tomorrow.

Why?  Exploring Life's Key Questions

When: Wednesday Feb 6, 13, 27 and Mar 6 5:30 to 7:00pm
Where:Room 3 of Knox College (56 St.George Street)
Details:All events are free and a pizza dinner is included

Wed Feb 6. What is the meaning of life?
Wed Feb 13 Why is murder wrong? To whom are we responsible?
Wed Feb 27 Does science have limits?
Wed Mar 6 Why do bad things happen to good people?

(Atheist)Dr. Larry Moran, (Buddhist) Marco Mascarin, (Christian) Dr. Kirk Durston, Dr. Alex Philp, Dr. Scot Masso, Dr. Andy Bannister, (Humanist) Dr. Gail McCabe, (Jewish) Rabbi Aaron Katchen, (Muslim) Dr. Shabir Ally, (Sikh) Santbir Singh and Other

Sponsored by: U of T Multi-Faith Centre, Secular Alliance at U of T, Muslim Students Association at Uof T,  and Power to Change at U of T

For more information please email 

R v Morgentaler: Reflections After 25 Years, Toronto, Jan 29, UofT

R v Morgentaler: Reflections After 25 Years, Toronto, Jan 29, UofT

 On January 28, 1988, 25 years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down Canada's abortion law using the still new Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The legal battle was long, dramatic and groundbreaking - including a police raid on a clinic, novel constitutional evidence and arguments, an extraordinary criminal jury trial, an acquittal overturned by the Court of Appeal, followed by a week-long hearing and divided decision at the Supreme Court. Today, the case remains one of the most significant decisions in Canadian law. This panel provides a unique opportunity to hear from participants in the case as they reflect on the historic events and the continued significance of the case today.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Reception to follow)
Bennett Lecture Hall, Flavelle House,  
78 Queens Park Crescent W, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5,

Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Dr. Robert Scott - Appellant and Co-Accused
Morris Manning, QC - Counsel for the Appellants
Kirk Makin - Justice Reporter with the Globe and Mail
Lorraine Weinrib - Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Carolyn Egan - Expert witness at trial

Paul Schabas - Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP and co-counsel for the Appellant
Cheryl Milne - Executive Director, David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights

REGISTRATIONPlease register online for this event  HERE

Darwin Day Event: Thu. Feb 7: Darwin and Evolutionary Biology

Darwin Day Event: Darwin and Evolutionary Biology, UofT, Feb 7, 8pm,
Darwin, Lizards, and Evolutionary Biology in the 21st Century
Prof Jonathan Losos

The Annual Darwin Lecture
Thursday, February 7, 2013    8 - 9pm
Co-presented by:
The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,
University of Toronto and The Royal Ontario Museum

Modern day evolutionary biologists combine DNA studies with field experiments that can detect Darwinian evolution in real time. Lizards are an ideal subject for such research.
Professor Jonathan Losos, Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America
Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
FREE admission.   Registration is not required. 

Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Arrive early to ensure a seat.
Location: Earth Science Centre Auditorium, Room 1050. University of Toronto, 22 Russell St. Easiest entrance is off Bancroft Avenue

Is it True? Uncovering the Heart of Each of the World’s Religions: Nov 14, ATHEISM

OHS: Is it True? Uncovering the Heart of Each of the World’s Religions
UTSSA is sponsoring the info session on Atheism this week. If you are in Toronto, please go and support them.

A Lecture and Discussion Series.

Oct. 24: Islam (Amjad Tarsin, Muslim Chaplain, U of T) *past*
Oct. 31: Christianity (Kyle Hackmann, Grace Toronto Church)
Nov. 7: Judaism (Yishaya Rose, Chaplain, Chabad House, U of T)
Nov. 14: Atheism (Professor Larry Moran, U of T, Secular Alliance)

From 5:30pm-7pm with a light dinner in Room 52 University College

Sponsors: Muslim Students Association, Secular Alliance, Multi-Faith Centre, Power to Change