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Icon of the event Norman Doidge, M.D.
Tue Feb 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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In his revolutionary new book...

Icon of the event Is there a war on science?
Tue Feb 24, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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As governments and corporations scramble to pull the plug on research that proves that they are poisoning our planet and other disturbing findings, it seems the powerful have declared a war on science. But there are scientist...

Icon of the event What Can Scientists Learn about Work from the People Who Do it?
Tue Feb 03, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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In Europe, Asia and Latin America supermarket checkout clerks work sitting down. In North America, they stand all day and have leg and back problems. Why?...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Cecil Foster - In Conversation
Thu Feb 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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My Brother?s Keeper...

Icon of the event Peter Carey
Thu Jan 22, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Australia's two time Booker Prize winner on his new novel...

Icon of the event Can We Draw A Line in the Tar Sands?
Tue Mar 17, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Drawing on the recent book A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice this talk will explore how Tar sands "development" comes with enormous environmental and human costs. Co-editor Stephen D'arcy will share...

Icon of the event How Offshore Tax Havens Destroy Governments
Tue Feb 10, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Offshore tax havens have become the bane of governments worldwide. As much as $21-trillion in taxable wealth belonging to corporations and wealthy individuals is being hidden in tax havens out of reach of the taxman. As a res...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Olive Senior - In Conversation
Thu Feb 19, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Between 1850 and 1914, untold numbers of West Indians sacrificed lives and limbs to build the Panama Canal. Dying to Better Themselves shares their stories....

Icon of the event John Vaillant
Tue Jan 13, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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John Vaillant, the #1 bestselling, award-winning author of...

Icon of the event 2015 Bluma Lecture: Louise Arbour
Wed Mar 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Louise Arbour, the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, joins us for the Third Annual Bluma Lecture. Few people have tackled more wicked problems so when she asks if our rea...