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February 2020

Ace Leaders Lunch

February 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Modern Steak, 100 8 Ave. S.E.
Calgary, Canada
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$68 – $85

Join The Ace Class for its upcoming Leaders Lunch at Modern Steak Stephen Avenue on Thursday, February 27. The recurring series is meant to connect and empower women in business, and this installment will feature a keynote by Katherine Emberly (pictured) on the subject of the important of women in leadership. Standard tickets are $85 but Ace Class members receive 20 per-cent off this and other Ace Class events. Photograph courtesy of The Ace Class.

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Indigenous Knowledge Public Lecture Series: Dr. Esther Tailfeathers

February 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Blue Room, Dining Centre, 124 University Gate N.W.
Calgary, Canada
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Free with RSVP

The University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy (ii’ taa’poh’to’p) will feature Dr. Esther Tailfeathers at this edition of its Indigenous Knowledge Public Lecture Series. Dr. Tailfeathers is the medical lead for the Population, Public and Indigenous Health Strategic Clinical Network at Alberta Health Services and has worked in Indigenous communities throughout her career. Her lecture is free and open to the public, attendees are just asked to RSVP in advance. Photograph courtesy of University of Calgary.

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An Evening with Lee Maracle, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Gwen Benaway

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
MacEwan Hall, 402 Collegiate Blvd. N.W.
Calgary, Canada
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Free with RSVP

Join the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program for an evening with three, highly renowned authors. Enjoy short readings along with conversation followed by a Q&A and book signing with books available for purchase at the event. The program is free and open to the public, attendees are just asked to RSVP in advance. Image courtesy of University of Calgary.

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March 2020

Wordfest Presents: Lauren McKeon (No More Nice Girls)

March 3 @ 7:00 pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor, 1221 2 St. S.W.
Calgary,
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$15

Feminist author Lauren McKeon visits Calgary's Memorial Park Library on March 3 in support of her new book No More Nice Girls, Gender, Power, and Why It’s Time To Stop Playing By The Rules. The non-fiction book looks at the discrepancy between the prevalence of feminist-branded iconography and the still-wide gap between reality and equality, offering new models of female power in the process. The event features an on-stage interview followed by an audience Q&A and a book signing. Image…

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Philosophers’ Café Featuring the Lily String Quartet

March 3 @ 7:30 pm
Theatre 1308, 1308 Edmonton Tr. N.E. + Google Map
$21.30

Join three University of Calgary philosophers for a conversation about progress in today's world on March 3.  The evening will also feature a concert by the Calgary-based Lily String Quartet who will perform classics  by Mozart, Arthur Bachman and Elizabeth Raum. Tickets can be purchased online with early-bird pricing available. Photograph courtesy of Theatre 1308.

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The Walrus Talks Exploration

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Telus Spark, 220 St. George's Dr. N.E.
Calgary, Canada
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$12 – $20

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) presents the latest Walrus Talk to come to Calgary. On Thursday, March 5, Mark Chen, Kate Harris, Daryl Haggard, Alona Fyshe and Jack Mustard (all credentials outlined here) will speak for seven minutes each on understanding our universe from the centre of the Earth to the far reaches out of outer space. General admission is $20 or $12 for students and seniors. Photograph courtesy of The Walrus.

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International Women’s Day Women & Wealth Gala

March 7 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Telus Convention Centre, 120 9 Ave. S.E.
Calgary, Canada
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$175

This gala is aimed towards empowering, inspiring and supporting women who are becoming the next leaders in our communities. There will be a pre-event reception, a plated dinner, a raffle draw and the opportunity to hear from speakers Jillian Harris (keynote) and Jess Tetu. Photograph courtesy of Women & Wealth Inc.

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Wordfest Presents: Jeff Rubin (The Expendables)

March 12 @ 7:00 pm
$20

Economist and author Jeff Rubin visits Calgary’s Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall on May 12 in support of his new book The Expendables: How the Middle Class Got Screwed By Globalization, a searing analysis of the erosion of economic opportunity for the middle class. Examining such subjects as NAFTA, unions, wage stagnancy and why even the good things really only benefit the top one-percent of the wealthy, the book presents the difficult-but-possible road to improvement. The event features an on-stage…

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Indigenous Knowledge Public Lecture Series: Harold Johnson

March 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Blue Room, Dining Centre, 124 University Gate N.W.
Calgary, Canada
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Free with RSVP

The University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy (ii’ taa’poh’to’p) will feature Harold Johnson at this edition of its Indigenous Knowledge Public Lecture Series. Now retired and living off the grid, Johnson has worked in a wide array of fields spanning from logging, mining and trapping to marine engineering and law, eventually becoming an award-winning author of 10 books. His lecture is free and open to the public, attendees are just asked to RSVP in advance. Photograph courtesy of University of Calgary.

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Wordfest Presents: Bill Richardson (I Saw Three Ships)

March 26 @ 7:00 pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor, 1221 2 St. S.W.
Calgary,
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$15

Canadian humourist Bill Richardson visits Calgary’s Memorial Park Library on March 26 in support of his new book I Saw Three Ships, a collection of intertwined stories that reckon with gentrification and displacement. Set in Vancouver's West End at the time when real-estate prices were skyrocketing, painting vivid and poignant portraits of residents at risk of losing their community. The event features an on-stage interview followed by an audience Q&A and a book signing. Image courtesy of Wordfest.

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Join The Ace Class for its upcoming Leaders Lunch at Modern Steak Stephen Avenue on Thursday, February 27. The recurring series is meant to connect and empower women in business, and this installment will feature a keynote by Katherine Emberly (pictured) on the subject of the important of women in leadership. Standard tickets are $85 but Ace Class members receive 20 per-cent off this and other Ace Class events.

Photograph courtesy of The Ace Class.

The University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy (ii’ taa’poh’to’p) will feature Dr. Esther Tailfeathers at this edition of its Indigenous Knowledge Public Lecture Series. Dr. Tailfeathers is the medical lead for the Population, Public and Indigenous Health Strategic Clinical Network at Alberta Health Services and has worked in Indigenous communities throughout her career. Her lecture is free and open to the public, attendees are just asked to RSVP in advance.

Photograph courtesy of University of Calgary.

Join the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program for an evening with three, highly renowned authors. Enjoy short readings along with conversation followed by a Q&A and book signing with books available for purchase at the event. The program is free and open to the public, attendees are just asked to RSVP in advance.

Image courtesy of University of Calgary.

Feminist author Lauren McKeon visits Calgary’s Memorial Park Library on March 3 in support of her new book No More Nice Girls, Gender, Power, and Why It’s Time To Stop Playing By The Rules. The non-fiction book looks at the discrepancy between the prevalence of feminist-branded iconography and the still-wide gap between reality and equality, offering new models of female power in the process. The event features an on-stage interview followed by an audience Q&A and a book signing.

Image courtesy of Wordfest.

Join three University of Calgary philosophers for a conversation about progress in today’s world on March 3.  The evening will also feature a concert by the Calgary-based Lily String Quartet who will perform classics  by Mozart, Arthur Bachman and Elizabeth Raum. Tickets can be purchased online with early-bird pricing available.

Photograph courtesy of Theatre 1308.

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) presents the latest Walrus Talk to come to Calgary. On Thursday, March 5, Mark Chen, Kate Harris, Daryl Haggard, Alona Fyshe and Jack Mustard (all credentials outlined here) will speak for seven minutes each on understanding our universe from the centre of the Earth to the far reaches out of outer space. General admission is $20 or $12 for students and seniors.

Photograph courtesy of The Walrus.

This gala is aimed towards empowering, inspiring and supporting women who are becoming the next leaders in our communities. There will be a pre-event reception, a plated dinner, a raffle draw and the opportunity to hear from speakers Jillian Harris (keynote) and Jess Tetu.

Photograph courtesy of Women & Wealth Inc.

Economist and author Jeff Rubin visits Calgary’s Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall on May 12 in support of his new book The Expendables: How the Middle Class Got Screwed By Globalization, a searing analysis of the erosion of economic opportunity for the middle class. Examining such subjects as NAFTA, unions, wage stagnancy and why even the good things really only benefit the top one-percent of the wealthy, the book presents the difficult-but-possible road to improvement. The event features an on-stage interview followed by an audience Q&A and a book signing.

Image courtesy of Wordfest.

The University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy (ii’ taa’poh’to’p) will feature Harold Johnson at this edition of its Indigenous Knowledge Public Lecture Series. Now retired and living off the grid, Johnson has worked in a wide array of fields spanning from logging, mining and trapping to marine engineering and law, eventually becoming an award-winning author of 10 books. His lecture is free and open to the public, attendees are just asked to RSVP in advance.

Photograph courtesy of University of Calgary.

Canadian humourist Bill Richardson visits Calgary’s Memorial Park Library on March 26 in support of his new book I Saw Three Ships, a collection of intertwined stories that reckon with gentrification and displacement. Set in Vancouver’s West End at the time when real-estate prices were skyrocketing, painting vivid and poignant portraits of residents at risk of losing their community. The event features an on-stage interview followed by an audience Q&A and a book signing.

Image courtesy of Wordfest.

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