Speaker Date Topic
Larry Earnhart May 23, 2018
Business Works For Youth

For more info please visit their website at bwyouth.com. This is an organisation that helps our youth push their ideas and business concepts forward with guidance and mentorship.  Larry will  share some stories about participants in the program. He is always looking for mentors for the participants and would certainly appreciate anybody who would be interested in helping out.  Another opportunity for Vocational Service.

 

Booked by Miles Takacs

Tom Pederson - UVIC May 30, 2018
Why we need to be concerned about Global Warming

Tom will discuss why global warming is real (a bit of science, but in lay language), why we need to be concerned, and what we can do about it. The latter has immense positive economic opportunity associated with it. Others are seizing the opportunities; Canada is lagging, and that’s not a good portent for our future economic health.

 

School of Earth & Ocean Sciences, referred to us via John Heraghty.

 

International Services Team - Club Business Jun 06, 2018
Presentation and Fireside Chats on International Funding Priorities
Cheque presentations Jun 13, 2018
2018 Donations
Janni Aragon Jun 20, 2018
Speakers Series - Is the #MeToo movement signalling a societal shift?

Dr. Janni Aragon (BA/MA San Diego State University, MA/PhD UC Riverside) is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of Victoria. She has taught courses on American Politics, Political Theory, Gender and Politics, Feminist Theory, Gender and International Relations, Model United Nations Simulation, Internship in Political Science, as well as numerous Women's Studies courses at the University of Victoria and San Diego State University. Her research interests include: Gender and Politics, American Politics, Women and Technology, Third Wave Feminisms, Social Movements, and Transnational Feminism. She has been published in New Political Science, Women's Studies Quarterly, and the International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics. She is currently working on a project focused on pedagogy, popular culture, and technology entitled, "Feminist Pedagogical Border Crossing: Using Popular Culture to Teach Globalization to the 'Net Gen.'"

 

 

 

VP Steve Holland Jun 27, 2018
Installation of the New Board
President Tom Zsolnay Jul 04, 2018
Incoming president, Tom Zsolnay, will present his goals for the coming Rotary year.
Dr. Paul Zehr Jul 11, 2018
Superheroes and Science

Science & the Superhero in You

Communicating science effectively can be difficult. Superheroes represent an element of popular culture that is well understood by many. Linking scientific messages to aspects of Batman, Iron Man, Batgirl and Captain America can help spread science as widely as possible. And it’s fun, too, finding out about the superhero in you.

 

Short bio:

E. Paul Zehr, PhD (neuroscience) is an award-winning science communicator, professor, author and martial artist. His books “Becoming Batman”, “Inventing Iron Man”, “Project Superhero”, and “Chasing Captain America” use superheroes as metaphors exploring the science of human potential. In 2015 he won the Science Educator Award from the Society for Neuroscience and Project Superhero won the Silver Medal for Juvenile fiction from the Independent Book Sellers of North America. Paul also blogs at Psychology Today and Scientific American magazines.

District Governor Craig Gillis Jul 18, 2018
"Be The Inspiration"

This will be DG Craig Gillis's official visit to kick off his year, with this year's Rotary Theme "Be The Inspiration".

Pat Morris and Scholarship committee Aug 22, 2018
Presentation of Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to deserving students graduating high school and proceeding to post-secondary.  The scholarships are awarded based on applicants' community service, citizenship, scholastic achievement and non- academic achievement.