So, as a general rule I don’t blog about work, but rules were made to be broken, right? I’m running an event through work for the general public and I’m thinking that some of my readers might be interested in attending, so I’m blogging it.
Café Scientifique is a public science initiative that gets scientists together with the general public to talk, in layperson’s terms, about science. I think the Wikipedia entry on Café Scientifique puts it nicely when they say that Café Scientifique:
“aims to demystify scientific research for the general public and empower non-scientists to more comfortably and accurately assess science and technology issues, particularly those that impact on social policy making”
There are a number of different groups running Café Scientifique events in a number of cities. Our particular series of Café Sci events is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and my particular event in that series is called “Addictions: Nature Meets Nurture.” We have a panel of four researchers who study different aspects of addictions and each of them will present a brief (like, four minute long) introduction to their area of addictions research – and the rest of the event will involve questions, answers, comments and discussion among the audience and the panel members. It is meant to be an informal event and one that will generate a lot of discussion about this complex topic.
Understanding Addictions: Nature Meets Nurture
February 4, 2009
7 – 9 p.m.
Café Du Soleil
1393 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC (close to Grandview Park)
Note: the event is at Café Du Soleil, not Café Deux Soleils (which is also on Commercial Drive). Here’s a map.
Addiction is a complex problem that cannot fully be understood from any single perspective. Join us as we try to find common ground to deepen our understanding of the problems of addiction and strategies to address them .
Food and beverages will be provided.
Interdisciplinary Studies, UVic
Counselling Psychology, UBC
BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Behavioural Neuroscience, UBC
Dr. Lorraine Greaves
BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH)
This Café Scientifique event is part of the series Sex, Drugs and the Public: Men, Women & Addiction coordinated by the BCCEWH. This Café is offered in partnership with the Integrated Mentor Program in Addictions Research Training (IMPART)
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For more information, please look under “Events” at www.bccewh.bc.ca
- To check out our Facebook event listing, go here.
If you plan on attending, be sure to RSVP to the email address above and let me know in the comments!
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