Clubs Days 2013/14 are here!
In the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s West Coast National Event, Clubs Days booths will be set up on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday this week. So come out on September 17th, 19th or 20th to our table and say hi!
This year, we’ll be located in Room 214/216 of the Student Union Building alongside a mix of religious and cultural groups. During Clubs Days, you’ll be able to purchase a membership, sign up for our email list if you haven’t already, and find out about upcoming events. The booths are open between 9am and 4pm on Tuesday and Thursday, and between 9am and 3pm on Friday.
A membership is $5 and gets you free entrance to games nights and discounts to a wide variety of events at UBC and Vancouver held by skeptic organizations – not to mention a pretty sleek card. Your money goes towards supporting Freethinkers’ events on campus.
We’ll see you there!
The Freethinkers’ are excited to get the ball rolling for the first term of 2013-14!
We have several upcoming events in September, so make sure you stay up to date by joining our Facebook group. We’ll also be having games nights, discussion nights and an Icebreaker event (in late September).
Things kick off with our first Breakfast of Champions, where you can meet up with fellow freethinkers to chill, chat and chow down. If you’re a fan of free and open science, you might want to check out the Stand Up For Science Rally, complete with a stellar line-up of speakers. For other skeptic-related events around Vancouver, make sure to bookmark the Vancouver Skeptics Event Calendar. You can also find out what skeptic organizations are up to via our resource page.
The UBC Freethinkers are currently looking for a Vice President of Communications. The VP Com takes care of managing our social media and website, while providing updates to members via email. Anyone interested should attend our open Exec meeting in IBLC 156 on Friday, September 13 from 1-3pm.
We’re also seeking 3 to 4 Representatives who can sit in on exec meetings and help organize events, small or large. If you’d like to volunteer your time as a Rep, please come to the meeting. If you’re interested in the VP Com or Rep positions, but unable to attend between 1 and 3 on Friday, send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
And remember, UBC Clubs Days happen on September 17th, 19th and 20th. During those days, you can stop by our booth in the SUB and sign up for our email list, purchase memberships and find out about events later in the year.
See you soon!
Just a reminder that our big event on End of Life Care and Assisted Suicide is tomorrow, on campus at 5pm.
See the Facebook event for more details. Hope to see you there!
Hey freewheeling Freethinkers. We have a couple of exciting events coming your way. The first is a discussion and debate on the ethics and legality of assisted suicide. We have a couple of experts from various backgrounds coming to speak on the topic, not to mention a great deal of audience from various backgrounds, and it should be interesting, so we hope to see you there and feel free to bring any interested friends.
We also have our monthly Breakfast of Champions, to drag you out of bed at the crack of 10:30 on November 18th. As usual, it’ll be at Enigma.
Breaking the midterm radio silence to announce upcoming events for the end of October:
- This Saturday the 20th, we have the Light the Night Charity run/walk for Leukemia and Lymphoma. Come walk with fellow freethinkers and raise money and/or awareness. Foundation beyond belief is matching fundraising from secular organisations for the people who want to donate. 5:00 PM at the Lumbermen’s Arch in Stanley Park.
- After you work up a hearty appetite Lighting the Night, or if you didn’t, the morning after we’ve got the October edition of our monthly Breakfast of Champions to nosh on. Come enjoy a relaxing weekend breakfast with the early rising freethinkers. Sunday the 21st, at 10:30 AM, at Enigma (4397 10th Ave).
- Finally, our much beloved (and Spooky) Feynman’s Funtime- on All Hallow’s Eve Eve (October 30th), come enjoy games, and treats, with your fellow freethinkers. $2 Admission, free for UBC Freethinker members, starting from 5:00 pm in room 155, Irving K. Barber library. Costumes welcome.
A big hello to our new and returning Freethinkers!
We’re going to kick off a new year of criticial thinking with our popular boardgame social Feynman’s Funtime, today in its temporary location Buchanan D216 at 5:00 pm. Bring your favorite game and/or your favourite game-face and come meet the club exec and some of your fellow freethinkers on campus! Look forward to seeing you there.
Details on Facebook
Come find us during Clubs Days to buy your membership and start off a fabulous year with us! Clubs Days are this Wednesday to Friday (Sept 19 to 21) in the Student Union Building.
Our booth will be upstairs, in the outdoor courtyard. Follow the signs for the “faith and spirituality” section.
See you then!
Come say hi today during Imagine Day!
We’ll be located in the Faith and Spirituality section from 1:30 to 5. (There’s a map here.)
See you there!
This Wednesday at 7pm, we are having a lecture entitled “No One Follows the Bible”. Edward Falzon, author of Being Gay is Disgusting, will be presenting. We are thrilled to welcome him to Vancouver.
If you like what he says, or are interested in getting a copy of his book, you can purchase one here:
Event details are at the Facebook page.
Hope to see you all there!
Hey Freethinkers! We’ve been busy summoning only the most sacriligious of speakers to maintain your necessary dose of ireverence over the summer. We have a couple of interesting talks already planned and hope to see you there!
The Centre for Inquiry Vancouver and UBC Freethinkers are proud to present a talk on blasphemy and human rights by Austin Dacey.
Lecture title: “The future of blasphemy“
When: May 30th, 2012
What Time: 7pm until 8.30pm
How Much: $10 General Admission
Free for members of CFI or UBC Freethinkers
Facebook Event Link
Austin Dacey is a philosopher, author, and human rights activist whose work on issues of freedom of conscience and expression has been profiled by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC World Service, NPR, and Voice of America. His writings have appeared in numerous publications including USA Today, Dissent, and the New York Times, which ran his 2006 op-ed, “Believing in Doubt.”
A representative to the United Nations for the International Humanist and Ethical Union, Austin has participated in international debates regarding freedom of expression, religion, and the “dialogue among civilizations,” speaking before the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva. His 2008 book, The Secular Conscience: Why Belief Belongs in Public Life, which argued for the central role of conscience in political and moral discourse, was embraced by figures as diverse as Sam Harris and Father Richard John Neuhaus. It was noted in North American, European, and Arabic media, and called “timely and important” by Asharq Alawsat. He holds a doctorate in applied ethics and social philosophy and has taught most recently at Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Brooklyn.
This talk will address the controversial issue of blasphemy in our society, and promises to be an exciting and lively discussion.