The next Philosopher's Cafe takes place on Saturday, February 10 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the Edmonton Room (basement) of the Stanley A. Milner Library. Discussion of "Owning Embryos or Commercializing Life? How will the World Receive Stem Cell Patents?" will be moderated by Dr. Martin Tweedale, Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, with guest scholar, Dr. Timothy Caulfield, CRC, Faculties of Law and Medicine & Dentistry, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute.
Edmonton Plant Study Group
All meetings take place at the J. Percy Page Centre, 11759 Groat Road, 3rd floor, Room 8. Doors at 7:00 p.m., presentations start at 7:30 p.m. Free admission, everyone is welcome.
Monday, February 12 - "Images of Wild Kakwa" presented by Derek Johnson, Edmonton Biologist/Author/Photographer
Offerings from the Department of Music
Sunday, February 11 - Madrigal Singers with Leonard Ratzlaff, conductor
3:00 p.m. at All Saints' Anglican Cathedral, 10035-103 Street. $15 adult, $10 student/senior
Sunday, February 11 - Symphonie Wind Ensemble, Angela Schroeder, Director
8:00 p.m. at Arts & Convocation Hall, $15 adult, $10 student/senior
Monday, February 12 - Noon Hour Organ Recital, various artists
12:00 p.m. at Arts & Convocation Hall, free of charge
Friday, February 16 - Music at Convocation Hall I, Artists: Shelley Younge, Tanya Prochazka, Virginie Gagne, Charles Hudelson, Sylvia Shadick-Taylor; Composers: George Crumb, Srul Irving Glick, Arnold Schoenberg, $20 adult, $15 student/senior
Inside/OUT 2006/2007 Speakers' Series
All meetings take place on Thursdays from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Room 7-152 Education North, unless otherwise noted. Funding and support provided by the University of Alberta Faculty of Education, Office of Human Rights, Bookstores and cjsr Radio.
February 15 - Cruising Queer Constellations of Urban Space or Adventures in New Narrative, presented by Dr. Dianne Chisholm, Department of English and Film Studies
March 21 - 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in Room 165 Education South. Hate Crimes and Human Rights: What You Should Know and What You Can Do To Create a Safer Campus Community, presented by Constable Robinder Gill, Edmonton Police Service Hate and Bias Crime Unit and Kristopher Wells, Member of Edmonton Police Chief's Advisory Council. This is a special community presentation sponsored by the UofA Office of Human Rights in recognition of March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Silver Skate Festival and Winter Celebration
Enjoy Edmonton's River Valley on Family Day weekend by taking part in the Silver Skate Festival and Winter Celebration on February 17 and 18. There will be free programming and activities for all ages, families, and lifestyles, plus you can watch artists create a snow sculpture gallery. For more information, call 454-9191 or go to www.silverskatefestival.org
Edmonton Winter Triathlon
Skaters, skiers and runners of any age, strength and ability are invited to participate in the Mammoet Edmonton Winter Triathlon. All ages are challenged to skate 10km, ski 10km and run 5km in this friendly competition. The Triathlon is designed as a team relay and staff, faculty and associates are invited to make a team. Entry forms for the triathlon and course details can be found at www.silverskatefestival.org
From the Faculty of Science
A Brick to Remember
Buy a brick to honour those who helped build and establish the Physics and V-Wing buildings. Commemorative bricks can be prominently displayed in the CCIS as a way to recognise a friend, honour a loved one, congratulate a recent grad or leave your mark at the UofA. A portion of your $100 gift towards the purchase of a brick is tax deductible. For more information, go to www.science.ualberta.ca, e-mail email@example.com or call 2-5864.
Pesticide-free Edmonton has posted a petition to phase out cosmetic pesticides in the city; please see it at http://www.gopetition.com/online/10190.html. See the great comments that people sent in, by clicking on "signatures" on top right. Thank-you for your interest. Elisabeth Beaubien, Plantwatch, and Deanne Timmons, on behalf of those with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.
Call for Proposals – Industrial Problem Solving Workshop
The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) announces the 11th Annual Industrial Problem Solving Workshop, "Connecting Industry to Solutions" to take place June 11-15, 2007 at the University of Alberta. The Industrial Problem Solving Workshop (IPSW) invites the submission of real-world problems that can be addressed with mathematical tools. Problems may originate from any industrial, commercial, government, or NGO sector, and can address topics in technological, environmental, medical, developmental, or other applications.
The deadline for preliminary inquiries for this year’s workshop is 2 March 2007. To submit a problem, please contact Dr. Thomas Hillen at 2-3395 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr. Marjorie Wonham at 2-0215 or by e-mail at email@example.com to discuss the proposed problem. For workshop details and past projects, see the brochure or visit the IPSW website at www.pims.math.ca/ipsw/.