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No Silence In Hamilton

  • Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: McMaster: Health Sciences Building: Room 1A6
  • Address: 1280 Main Street West, L8S 4L8 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: John Wilbur
  • Email: J_Wilbur@me.com
  • Phone: 905-638-6084

Evidence for Democracy, The Council of Canadians – Hamilton Chapter and The Hamilton 350 Committee are co-sponsoring this screening of the fifth estate documentary Silence of the Labs, exposing the shocking and far-reaching damage that government policies are causing in Canada. A lively discussion will follow featuring these panel members:

  • Don McLean from Environment Hamilton will address the impacts the loss of science is having on the Environmental Movement itself.
  • Dr. J. Roger Jacobs, Chair of the Dept. of Biology at McMaster will talk about the conditions that are necessary for science to inform policy.
  • Dr. Pat Chow-Fraser, Director, Life Sciences Program at McMaster will discuss the impacts of these cuts to habitat and ecosystem restoration.
  • Paul Berton, Editor of The Hamilton Spectator talking about the importance of civic engagement in resolving issues in our society.

https://www.facebook.com/events/541830725956537/

Posted by JWilbur

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North End Neighbours Open House

  • Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015
  • Time: 7pm
  • Location: St. Luke's Church
  • Address: 454 John St. N (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Mike Borrelli
  • Email: mcborrelli@gmail.com

Meet your neighbours, discuss local issues.

On Thursday January 29th, drop in to the North End Neighbours' first open house of 2015 at St. Lukes Church.

From 7 to 9pm we invite all North End residents and supporters to enjoy light refreshments and discuss local issues with other interested neighbours. Members of the NEN Board of Directors will facilitate a variety of constructive discussions in a friendly and respectful atmosphere. Topics will include:

West Harbour development Participatory budgeting for Ward 2 Traffic plans and noise concerns Parks, schools and community land trust updates

The event is free, and we will also be collecting donations for St. Luke's breakfast program.

http://northendneighbours.blogspot.ca

Posted by Borrelli

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2015 Hamilton Winterfest

  • Date: Saturday, February 07, 2015
  • Time: 12pm to 8pm
  • Location: Pier 8 (kick off event)
  • Address: 47 Discovery Drive (Google Maps)
  • Contact: City of Hamilton
  • Email: specialevents@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 905-546-2666

Date: February 7-16, 2015;
Kick Off Event: Saturday February 7, noon-8pm

Hamiltonians of all ages are invited to celebrate the launch of Hamilton Winterfest at a Kick-Off event at Pier 8 (47 Discovery Drive) on Sat. Feb. 7 from 12:00pm to 8:00 p.m. Visitors will enjoy live music and DJs while they skate, as well as great performances, outdoor art installations, warming food and drinks, and interactive activities. All activities are free (except skate rental fees), and refreshments are for sale.

The City of Hamilton’s Tourism and Culture Division presents the Kick-Off each year to shine a light on the exceptional selection of Winterfest events taking place in neighbourhoods across the city from February 7-16, 2015. Events are presented by neighbourhood groups, recreation centres, arts and cultural organizations, and small businesses across the city. Now in its 37th year, the Winterfest program continues to draw people out of their homes during a time of hibernation and celebrates the beauty of the winter season.

For details on the program and Kick Off event, visit www.hamiltonwinterfest.ca.

http://www.hamiltonwinterfest.ca

Posted by AEG

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Celebrating Excellence

  • Date: Saturday, February 07, 2015
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Location: Michelangelo Banquet Centre
  • Address: 1555 Upper Ottawa (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Greer Gordon
  • Email: contemp@interlynx.ca
  • Phone: 905 527 5651

Hamilton and area premier Black History Month Event... The Rev. John C. Holland Awards will host its 19th annual gala and silent auction on February 7, 2015, 6:30 pm at Michelangelo Banquet Centre, 1555 Upper Ottawa. The event recognizes the contributions of African Canadians to the entire city. For tickets please contact Greer at 905-527-5651 visit us at www.johnhollandawards.com follow us on Twitter @hollandawards

http://www.johnhollandawards.com

Posted by hortense

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Winterfest Event -- New Eyes on the Cold Universe: the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)

  • Date: Saturday, February 07, 2015
  • Time: 8:00 pm
  • Location: MUMC (McMaster hospital), Ewart Angus Centre, Rm. 1A1
  • Address: 1200 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: secretary, Hamilton Association
  • Email: secretary@haalsa.org
  • Phone: 905-527-0080

FREE Public event. Dr. Christine Wilson, Professor in the McMaster Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, brings back stunning star images from her 6 months spent working with ALMA, the new, powerful radio telescope in northern Chile that is expanding our knowledge of the galaxy. Partnered by the Hamilton Association and Hamilton Winterfest. Q & A to follow. HSR and wheelchair accessible. Please check website for parking advice.

http://www.haalsa.org

Posted by HAALSA

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Embrace UX

  • Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
  • Time: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Location: The Pearl Company
  • Address: 16 Steven Street, Hamilton, Ontario (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Kevin Browne
  • Email: kevin@kevinbrowne.ca

EmbraceUX will bring together web and technology professionals in the Southern Ontario region to get excited and informed about user-centric design, share their experiences, and network with fellow practitioners. EmbraceUX is a two-day event with talks, discussions, and a UX masterclass on Saturday and a chance to flex your UX skills during the design charette on Sunday!

http://embraceux.com/

Posted by KevinBrowne

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The Visibility of Absence: Up Close & Personal with Vermeet

  • Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015
  • Time: 8:00 pm
  • Location: MUMC (McMaster hospital), Ewart Angus Centre, Rm. 1A1
  • Address: 1200 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: secretary, Hamilton Association
  • Email: secretary@haalsa.org
  • Phone: 905-527-0080

Bryan Wylie, well-known local arts lecturer, discusses Vermeer's meticulously detailed, apparently 'true-to-life' paintings, what is and isn't apparent in them and possibly "why?" A richly illustrated presentation.

Q & A to follow. HSR and wheelchair accessible. Please check website for parking advice.

http://www.haalsa.org

Posted by HAALSA

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Science Fiction Becomes Science Fact: Basic Research Impacts on Healthcare

  • Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
  • Time: 8:00 pm
  • Location: MUMC (McMaster hospital), Ewart Angus Centre, Rm. 1A1
  • Address: 1200 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: secretary, Hamilton Association
  • Email: secretary@haalsa.org
  • Phone: 905-527-0080

Neuroscience research has transformed many topics from science fiction to science fact, according to Dr.John Connolly, a cognitive neuroscientist and McMaster professor. He describes new ways of using the brain's electromagnetic "communication system" to bypass significant impairments and aid interaction, assessment and rehabilitation.

Q & A to follow. HSR and wheelchair accessible. Please check website for parking advice.

http://www.haalsa.org

Posted by HAALSA

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