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NEWS & EVENTS
Basic Income for Canadians — February 6
Author Evelyn Forget explores ideas about UBI in the wake of the pandemic. Can a basic income help build resilience so that families and businesses are better prepared the next time we face an economic shock?
— February 27
Greg Caruso, co-director of the Justice Without Retribution Network, presents arguments against retributivism, and explores non-retributive alternatives.
Ethical Issues in Police Conduct — March 10
: Dr. Eike Kluge is a professor of philosophy at the University of Victoria. He is the first expert witness in medical ethics recognized by Canadian courts.
Saving the World, One Tire at a Time — March 20
Matt Paneitz, Executive Director of Long Way Home, discusses green buildings, educational methods, and community development strategies.
CFIC is committed to asking difficult questions, which can include talks on controversial subjects. Hosting a speaker does not imply agreement with their views.
Missed an Event? Check Online!
CFIC has been adding recordings of our events to our national
Our newest additions include:
Vaccines and the Misinformation Hydra
Marina Elliott: Canada's Underground Astronaut
Jesus of Nazareth: Man or Myth
The Appropriation of Sex Education by Conservative Populism
Bad Science in Consumer Health Products and Services
Panel Discussion: Protecting Blasphemers
CFIC 2021 Virtual Conference
The CFIC virtual conference will be held this spring. We welcome volunteers! For more information, please email
Conference Chair, Seanna Watson
Are you interested in a leadership role at CFIC? We are seeking councilors and directors to start in March 2021.
Happy Birthday, Charles
A celebration of the life of one of our most important scientists.
COVID-19 Vaccine – Not If, But When
A pharmacist takes a look at some of the common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.
M87 Central Galactic Black Hole Halo Photographed with Event Horizon Telescope
Scott Douglas Jacobsen
In 2019, scientists produced our first images of a black hole, from the galaxy M87.
SECULARISM & HUMAN RIGHTS
Dear CFIC and All the Donors
Omer recounts his experiences over the past year as a refugee in Nepal.
Supreme Court Holds Catholic Church Responsible for Mount Cashel Abuse
The Catholic Church has failed in its appeal to avoid liability for abuse by priests.
Atheist Refugees Need Your Help
Please consider signing a petition asking the Canadian House of Commons to support atheists being persecuted abroad.
End-of-Life Choice: What’s Religion Got to Do With It?
The Government of Canada has prioritized the rights of a religious group over the rights of secular Canadians seeking the end of life on their own terms.
Keith’s Conundrums: What Is the Purpose of Our Organs?
If evolution has no purpose, and our organs developed according to evolution, what’s the purpose of our organs?
FEBRUARY DATES OF INTEREST
Black History Month
February 4 is
Create a Vacuum Day
, who formulated the periodic law of chemistry, was born on February 8.
February 11 is the
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
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