On Monday March 11th,join the MFA in hosting a documentary screening about the origins of mankind. The event will be held at the presentation room in the Student Centre at 3:45P.M. We will be providing free food and drinks.
Sexual reproduction is one of the “facts of life” – or is it?
Although sex is common among the tree of life, it is by no means the only way to reproduce, and actually represents a significant evolutionary paradox.
For an organism, sexual reproduction entails significant costs – survival costs, mating costs, and genetic costs.
So, why did sex evolve and persist? Join Dr. Monika Havelka as she explores the costs and benefits of sex from an evolutionary perspective, as we celebrate Charles Darwin’s 204th Birthday!
About the speaker:
Professor Monika Havelka is a Senior Lecturer in the Environment Program at University of Toronto Mississauga. She received her PhD in Zoology at the University of Western Ontario and has taught a wide variety of courses in evolutionary biology, ecology and environmental science at UTM. She was twice a semi-finalist and once a finalist in the TVO Best Lecturer Competition.
Join us for an afternoon of physics about the world around us. We will present TEDTalks on topics from modern day string theory, to quantum mechanics, to dark matter and more. This afternoon is sure to expand your ideas about the world around you and present the information in a way for those of us not so well versed in the esoteric languages of mathematics and physics can understand and appreciate. Of course, there will be free food and drinks for all in attendance. We look forward to seeing you there!
We are looking for bright, outgoing, organized, and enthusiastic people to continue running the Mississauga Freethought Association. The following executive positions are available for the 2012/13 year:
Publicity and Media Relations
If you are interested in running for an executive position, send us an email with your name, year of study at UTM, position you’re interested in, and a brief (3-5 sentences) statement on why you would be the best person for the job.
Some reasons to consider being part of the MFA executive:
Great way to get involved in Campus Life!
Great way to meet new people!
Looks great on a resume!
Ability to bring important issues to the student body!
presentation Room, Student Centre, University of Toronto Mississauga
Did you know that Charles Darwin didn’t become a doctor because he couldn’t stand the sight of blood? His favourite daughter died at the age of 10, which put him in a depression.
?Find out about Charles Darwin’s journey through his personal turmoil as he proposed the concept of ‘evolution’- one of the greatest ideas in the history of science and finished his book “The Origin of Species” (On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life)
9th February 2012 @ 5pm
Presentation Room, Student Centre
What happens when a world-renowned scientist, crushed by the loss of his eldest daughter, formulates a theory in conflict with religious dogma? This is the story of Charles Darwin and his master-work “The Origin of Species”. It tells of a global revolution played out the confines of a small English village; a passionate marriage torn apart by the most dangerous idea in history; and a theory saved from extinction by the logic of a child. Written by JC – IMDB
Presentation Room, Student Centre, University of Toronto Mississauga
What is the current state of world religion? Find out Bill Maher’s take on it.
Movie Screening – Religulous (Bill Maher) Thursday, October 13, 2011
FREE PIZZA + POP @ 5:00 pm!
Student Centre – Presentation Room, Lower Level
Followed by a discussion on topics relevant to the film.