What we're about

Welcome to the Victoria Branch of Centre for Inquiry Canada. We invite everyone to attend our events.

If you have atheistic, humanistic and secular leanings you will find yourself right at home with safe, like minded individuals who care about the same issues that you do.

You can follow CFIC-Vic on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

CFIC-Vic Members are also invited to check out CFIC's Virtual Branch which is hosted on the same social media above, as well as on Discord here: discord.gg/HGVJrdY

Never heard of Discord? Find out more here: https://discordapp.com/

Everyone is encouraged to explore what Centre for Inquiry Canada has to offer.

Particularly those who are coming across us for the first time.

To learn more about CFI Canada, our goals and principles, please visit http://www.CentreForInquiry.ca .

CFIC-Vic offers monthly talks from prominent local academics and professionals

Our speakers have included:

William K. Carroll, Professor of Sociology, UVic

Julius Maslovat, Holocaust survivor and awareness advocate

Dr. Christopher Goto-Jones, Dean of Humanities; Professor of Philosophy, UVic

Steve Lindsay, Professor of Psychology, UVic

Robert Gifford, Professor of Psychology, UVic

Dr. Eike-Henner Kluge, FRSC, Professor of Philosophy, UVic

Many more to come.

Currently our monthly meetings take place on the third Wednesday of each month, however, as of January 10th 2020 our monthly meetings will be held on the second Friday of each month at 7-10pm Our meetings are usually held in the Quality Foods boardroom at 27 Helmcken Rd

All are welcome to attend and bring guests.

The CFIC-Victoria Branch began operating as of May 27, 2017.

The CFIC-Vic board members are as follows:

Directors: Sophie Shulman; Byron Hill; Andrew Guy Mulcahy

Secretary: Carmon Salomonsson

Treasurer: Byron Hill

Membership and Outreach Chair: Michael Davie

Event Coordinator: Sophie Shulman.

As of January 10th 2020 our monthly meetings will be held on the second Friday of each month at 7 -10pm Our meetings are usually held in the Quality Foods boardroom at 27 Helmcken Rd

All are welcome to attend with guests.

Upcoming events (3)

Female Genital Mutilation - Religion, Culture, and Human Rights

Register for this event through Eventbrite:https://fgm-religion-culture-and-human-rights.eventbrite.ca (free for CFIC members; $10 for non-members). According to the World Health Organization, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM) has no health benefits, and harms girls and women in many ways. FGM involves removing and damaging healthy and normal female genital tissue, and interferes with the natural functions of girls' and women's bodies. At this event, Scott Fraser (President and Publisher at Dundurn Press) will interview author Farzana Doctor about her exploration of this topic in her new book Seven (https://www.dundurn.com/books/Seven). The discussion will be followed by a Q+A session with the virtual audience. General admission tickets are free for CFIC and Humanist Canada members and $10 for others. Tickets are available through EventBrite: https://fgm-religion-culture-and-human-rights.eventbrite.ca Members will receive a discount code by email to allow them to register at no cost. If you are member and did not receive your discount code, please contact [masked]. If you would like to purchase a CFIC membership you may do so at https://centreforinquiry.ca/become-a-member-of-cfic/ About the Author: Farzana Doctor is a writer, activist and psychotherapist. She is the author of four novels: Stealing Nasreen, Six Metres of Pavement (which won a 2012 Lambda Literary Award and was short-listed for the 2012 Toronto Book Award and was the One Book One Brampton 2017 winner), All Inclusive, a Kobo 2015 and National Post Best Book of the Year and the newly released Seven (Dundurn, Aug. 2020) Farzana was recently named one of CBC Books’ “100 Writers in Canada You Need To Know Now". She volunteers with WeSpeakOut (http://wespeakout.org/), a group that is working to ban female genital cutting in her Dawoodi Bohra community. Read more at www.farzanadoctor.com Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020 Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET

Canada’s Underground Astronaut – Marina Elliott

Online event

Join caver, biological anthropologist, archaeologist, and Homo naledi team member, Marina Elliott, PhD, as she takes us along her incredible journey into the Dinaledi cave in the Cradle of Humankind in South Africa. . How did a Calgarian end up in a deep, dark South African cave to help discover one of the most important paleoanthropological finds in history? . How did she fit through the 18 cm crevice to get to the chamber with the bones, 30 meters underground? . What bones did they find? . What do the bones teach us? CFIC is excited to bring this amazing story from an equally amazing Canadian to our members. Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020 Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Round-table-discussion 'Epistemology: knowledge and how we know what we know'.

Boardroom of the Quality Foods

• What we'll do Round-table-discussion (RTD): Epistemology: knowledge versus justified belief. • What to bring Bring a friend, a teen-child or another family member. • Important to know Snack counter at your service: soups, sandwiches, coffee, hot chocolate, fruits, more.

Past events (79)

Indoctrination Discussion

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