Past events

Date: June 15, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Virtual - Zoom
20200512_134856_0000

The Link Between Theory, Research Questions and Analysis: Part Three

In this workshop, exclusively for members of the NCF Student Caucus, NCF Co-Investigator Inger Furseth will offer advice for the often-challenging task of formulating strong and effective research questions. This workshop will not be recorded. Please contact erobins3@uottawa.ca for more information.

Date: May 17, 2022
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Virtual - Zoom
NCF -Alan Cooperman event 05-17-2022

MYTHS ABOUT THE UNAFFILIATED

The share of Americans who do not identify with any religion has been rising by about 1 percentage point per year, on average, over the last 15 years. Is this rapid disaffiliation just a change in how people label themselves? Are most of the “nones” spiritual if not religious? How many come back to religion as they age? Is disaffiliation a universal, global phenomenon? Will it go on until there are no religious people left? Alan Cooperman will use data from Pew Research Center surveys and other studies to address some common misconceptions about the unaffiliated, as well as to offer insights into some of the most difficult and consequential questions about them.

Date: May 10, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Virtual - Zoom
MTA – Howard May 10

MEET THE AUTHOR – ELAINE HOWARD ECKLUND

In this installment of our webinar series, author Elaine Howard Ecklund  discusses her book Varieties of Atheism in Science, co-written with David R. Johnson

Date: May 3, 2022
Time: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
20200512_134856_0000

The Link Between Theory, Research Questions and Analysis, Part Two

Led by NCF Co-Investigator, Inger Furseth.
This workshop, exclusively for members of the NCF Student Caucus, will offer advice for the often-challenging task of formulating strong and effective research questions. This workshop will not be recorded. Please contact asavile@uottawa.ca for more information.

Date: April 20, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Virtual - Zoom
CSRS event full length blue top

RELIGION AT THE EDGE: FINDINGS FROM THE CASCADIA PROJECT

This virtual panel, co-hosted by the NCF Project and the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, celebrates the recent release of Religion at the Edge: Nature, Spirituality, and Secularity in the Pacific Northwest (available for purchase here). The Cascadia bioregion (British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon) is often seen as a bellwether for social change in North America. In this panel, co-editors Paul Bramadat (University of Victoria), Patricia O’Connell Killen (Pacific Lutheran University), and Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme (University of Waterloo) will explore changes in (non)religion and spirituality in Cascadia over the past several decades and the implications these regional trends have for broader North American society.

Date: April 13, 2022
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Virtual - Zoom
NSRN event

NSRN Annual Lecture 2022

In this virtual lecture, presented by the Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network in partnership with the Nonreligion in a Complex Future Project, Atko Remmel (University of Tartu) discusses findings on nonreligion in Estonia, often considered one of the least religious countries in Europe. He touches on the impact of Soviet “forced secularization” on the situation today, the intersections of nonreligion, nationalism and environment(alism), the perceptions of (non)religion among the different generations of the nonreligious, and finally, what all of this tells us about the study of (non)religion in such a context.

Date: March 14, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
20200512_134856_0000

The Link Between Theory, Research Questions and Analysis

 

Led by NCF Co-Investigator, Inger Furseth.
This workshop, exclusively for members of the NCF Student Caucus, will offer advice for the often-challenging task of formulating strong and effective research questions. This workshop will not be recorded. Please contact asavile@uottawa.ca for more information.

Date: February 15, 2022
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Virtual - Zoom
MTA – Stacey – Feb 15

MEET THE AUTHOR – TIMOTHY STACEY

In this installment of our webinar series, author Timothy Stacey will discuss his chapter “Reweaving Spheres: Towards Ultimate Meaning of Practice” from the book he recently edited with NCF Principal Investigator Lori G. Beaman: Nonreligious Imaginaries of World Repairing (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021).

Date: January 14, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Virtual
Lecture
Jedwab revision

Keeping the Faith? Religious Belief and Practice in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this virtual lecture, Jack Jedwab (President and CEO, Association for Canadian Studies) presents comparative data on religious practice and belief in Canada from 2019 and 2021. Drawing from two surveys conducted by Leger in partnership with the Association for Canadian Studies, Jack Jedwab shares how Canadians’ belief in God, rates of religious service attendance, and other measures of faith and religious practice changed (or didn’t) during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how these findings relate to broader trends in religion and nonreligion.

Date: January 13, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Virtual
wbst NCF student webinar jan13

How the Heck do I Find and Use Statistics Canada Data on Religion and Nonreligion?

Navigating census data can be overwhelming, especially for students looking to explore trends in religiosity in Canada. To help prepare students for the upcoming release of Statistics Canada’s 2021 census data, we offered this graduate student webinar, led by NCF Collaborator Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme (University of Waterloo) and co-hosted by the Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion. This virtual workshop helps to illuminate the background and usages of recent Statistics Canada data, unriddle questions about data access and interpretation to fill in remaining gaps in students’ roadmaps to successful statistics sleuthing.