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October 19, 2016: Brian Keating – Head Naturalist of goingwild.org


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The Canadian Club of Calgary is extremely pleased to welcome Brian KeatingHead Naturalist of goingwild.org; Honourary Conservation Advisor, Calgary Zoological Society; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Calgary, as our October 19 luncheon speaker, whose talk is entitled “Sacred Groves”.

Speaker’s Bio

Brian Keating – Head Naturalist of goingwild.org; Honourary Conservation Advisor, Calgary Zoological Society; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Calgary

June 8, 2016: Garry Gray PhD, Assistant Professor of Criminology in the Department of Sociology, University of Victoria


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The Canadian Club of Calgary is extremely pleased to welcome Garry Gray PhD – Assistant Professor of Criminology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Victoria, as our June 8th, 2016 luncheon speaker, whose talk is entitled “Trust In Science: Integrity, Bias, and Ethical Lapses”.

This talk will focus on compromises to research integrity in the pursuit of knowledge across many different disciplines such as business, medicine, economics, public health, and the life/natural sciences. It will reveal how funding sources and conflicts of interest in research settings can fundamentally change the nature of research and the knowledge produced by it. This presentation draws on three years of data, which includes 10,000 pages of interview transcripts with scientists and professors, that the author collected while a research fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.

Speaker’s Bio

APRIL 8, 2016: The Honourable Joe Ceci; Alberta President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance


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The Canadian Club of Calgary is extremely pleased to welcome the Honourable Joseph (Joe) Anthony Ceci; Alberta President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, as our Friday, April 8 luncheon speaker.

Speaker’s Bio

Known as one of Alberta’s most effective municipal leaders, Joe served as a City of Calgary alderman for 15 years where he was Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee and Chair of Community Protective Services, among other senior responsibilities. At city hall, he was widely admired for his ability to bring diverse coalitions together, and for his ongoing commitment to build Calgary’s social and economic infrastructure.