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Icon of the event Alanna Mitchell and John Geiger
Thu Dec 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The greatest mystery in all of exploration is the fate of the 1845-1848 British Arctic Expedition commanded by Sir John Franklin. All 129 crewmen died, and the two ships seemingly vanished without a trace. The mysterious fate...

Icon of the event Star Talks: Michael Connelly
Wed Dec 09, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Harry Bosch teams up with Lincoln lawyer, Mickey Haller in...

Icon of the event John Irving
Mon Dec 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The beloved author of A Prayer for Owen Meany and The Cider House Rules returns with Avenue of Mysteries, a novel of fate and memory. With freelance journalist Tina Srebotnjak....

Icon of the event The Cutting Edge: How to Build a Brain
Wed Nov 25, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Chris Eliasmith, Director for the Centre of Theoretical Neuroscience at the University of Waterloo and creator of Spaun, the world?s largest human brain simulation, explains the impact of new biomedical research on human heal...

Icon of the event Ian Rankin
Wed Nov 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The award-winning Scottish crime writer comes to Canada on his 20th Rebus novel,...

Icon of the event Carrie Brownstein
Tue Nov 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The creator and co-star of the Emmy-nominated Portlandia on self-invention, punk rock and her memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl. With The Globe and Mail's Johanna Schneller....

Icon of the event Janet Evanovich
Mon Nov 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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High octane fun with the #1 New York Times bestselling author on...

Icon of the event Ken McGoogan
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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With Celtic Lightning, bestselling author Ken McGoogan plunges into the perpetual debate about Canadian roots and identity: Who do we think we are?

Icon of the event Antisocial Personality Disorder, Psychopaths among Us.
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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In this lecture Dr. Cullen ( Ph.D., R.S.W.) discusses the diagnostic criteria for antisocial personality disorder (psychopath/sociopath), referencing recent publications "Snakes In Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work"(Paul Bab...

Icon of the event Margaret Atwood
Wed Nov 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The award-winning author of...