We have invited Dr. Jason Hannan back to finish off our fall series and have set Tuesday, January 16 as the date. Dr. Hannan will speak on the topic Pseudo-science and Health Fads.The lecture will begin at 9:30 a.m. and run until 11:30 a.m. A reminder will be sent to everyone in early January.

The 2018 date has been set! Our next Power of Print series will start Tuesday, April 10 and run until Tuesday, May 15. The title of the series is: The Best Vacation Books You’ll Ever Read. For this series we are bringing back six past presenters whose goal is to enlighten, entertain and hopefully persuade you to choose their selection as the book to take on your next vacation. De-tails are still being finalized and will be announced in the February Bulletin.

Our fall series had 37 registrants and all presenters gave thought-provoking lectures that were both educational and entertaining. Unfortunately, one presenter fell ill the day prior to her talk and was unable to attend, forcing us to postpone that lecture. We have decided to re-schedule and are currently in the process of firming up details of the final presentation. We will contact everyone by email once this is done. Thank you again for your patience and participation in our event.


This fall we have arranged a four session course:

Canada in Time of Change - Public Policy, Media and Foreign Affairs
Each session will deal with a different issue and all speakers are experts in their areas.
The lectures will be held on four Tuesday mornings from Oct. 3 to 25 9:30 – 11:30.
Coffee and tea will be available at 9:15 and during the break at 10:30.
Members may register as of August 29 and non-members on September 8.
Members $45 non-members $60.

Shannon Sampert - Topic: Loss of Newspapers and Media in Canada - The affect it has on our knowledge and Democracy.
Shannon is a former journalist interested in the intersections of media, politics and gender. She has returned to the University of Winnipeg after a three-year leave, working as the first female Op-ed Editor in the Winnipeg Free Press's 140-year history. Shannon is currently the Director and Editor-in-chief of Evidence, an organization that works with policy researchers in the dissemination of their research through Canadian media.

Dr. Jason Hannan - Topic: Social Media, Fake News and Donald Trump’s Communication Style.
Dr. Hannan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg. Prior to joining the university in 2013, he was a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in the Program in Rhetoric and Public Culture at Northwestern University. His research in-terests include bioethics and medical humanities, rhetoric and political theory, and the philoso-phy of communication.

Helen Fallding - Topic: Investigation into First Nations Water Issues and Discussion of the Docu-mentary “No Running Water.”
Helen is the Manager, Centre for Human Rights Research at University of Manitoba. She is a life-long human rights activist who ran women’s centres at the University of Toronto and in Victoria, B.C., helped the Carcross-Tagish First Nation negotiate a land claim, co-founded Yukon’s first gay organization and is helping support refugees.
The fourth presenter will be confirmed and topic details released soon.

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