Past events

Date: December 9, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Virtual
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How to Turn a Course Paper into a Journal Article

Hosts: Lauren Strumos and Cory Steele

This workshop, exclusively for members of the NCF Student Caucus, will feature practical steps for turning a course paper into a journal article including how to restructure and reformat your papers and what to expect during the review and publication process. This workshop will not be recorded. We encourage you to bring a course paper that you are considering submitting. Please contact erobins3@uottawa.ca for more information.

Date: November 26, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Virtual
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Religion in Decline?: Understanding New Data from Statistics Canada

On Oct. 28, 2021, Statistics Canada released findings from the 2019 General Social Survey, revealing that religious affiliation & practice in Canada are at all-time lows. What factors could be driving this shift & what does it mean for Canada’s social, political, & religious landscapes? To explore these issues, Lori Beaman, Principal Investigator of the Nonreligion in a Complex Future Project, hosts a virtual panel with experts Jack Jedwab (Association for Canadian Studies), Peter Beyer (University of Ottawa), Brian Clarke (Emmanuel College, Toronto School of Theology), & Sarah Wilkins-LaFlamme (University of Waterloo).

Date: November 25, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Meet the Author – Anne Laure Zwilling

In this installment of our webinar series, author Anne-Laure Zwilling will discuss her edited collection Indifférence religieuse ou athéisme militant ?

Date: November 16, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Nonreligion, Social Change and Human Rights

The NCF hosted a virtual panel in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) at the University of Ottawa. Expert panellists Juan Marco Vaggione, Lori G. Beaman and André Laliberté led presentations and discussions on the theme “Nonreligion, Social Change and Human Rights”.

 

Date: October 14, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Meet the Author – Nathan Alexander

In this installment of our webinar series, author Nathan Alexander discusses his book Race in a Godless World: Atheism, Race, and Civilization, 1850-1914 (NYU Press and Manchester University Press, 2019).

Start date: June 16, 2021 - End date: June 18, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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2021 NONRELIGION AND SECULARITY RESEARCH NETWORK CONFERENCE

This conference was held in partnership with the NCF Project. View preliminary conference programme here.

 

 

 

 

Date: April 29, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
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STUDENT WORKSHOP: RESEARCH DESIGN

This graduate student workshop was led by NCF Collaborator Jennifer Selby (Memorial University of Newfoundland) and focused on Research Design and discuss the steps, pitfalls and serendipities in conducting fieldwork, particularly in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read some of the students’ key takeaways and suggested resources here.

Date: April 8, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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MEET THE AUTHOR – SHERYL REIMER-KIRKHAM & SONYA SHARMA

In this installment of our webinar series, authors Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham and Sonya Sharma will discuss their book Prayer as Transgression? The Social Relations of Prayer in Healthcare Settings (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020).

Date: March 18, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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RESEARCHING THE ABSENCE OF RELIGION

In this event presented by the BC Humanist Association, NCF Co-Investigator Peter Beyer explores what it means to study nonreligion and discuss current NCF research projects, with special emphasis on a survey project about to be launched.

 

Date: February 23, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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MEET THE AUTHOR – BRIAN CLARKE & STUART MACDONALD

In this installment of our webinar series, authors Brian Clarke and Stuart MacDonald discuss their book “Leaving Christianity: Changing Allegiances in Canada Since 1945” with panelists Callum Brown, Christine Mitchell and Peter Beyer.