Conference: Full Talk Schedule & Early Price Extended

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CSCA is holding a conference dealing with science and Christianity in Canada at, and co-hosted by, Trinity Western University, May 11 – 14, 2018. This conference will include Canadians in science, speakers dealing with issues relevant to our theme, and talks on science and Christian faith in general. Info and registration: www.csca.ca/may2018

We are happy to announce that our full schedule of talks, both plenary and and breakout, is now available. A full programme booklet (including abstracts) will be available in April.

Early-Bird Price Extended!

It took us a little longer than expected to get this schedule together, so we have extended the early-bird price deadline to March 31. Register Now!

Schedule at a Glance

Conference opens with dinner at 5pm Friday 11 May and ends with lunch at 1pm Monday 14 May.

Friday evening, 7pm Plenary: Dennis Danielson
Saturday morning Plenary: Santa Ono
Breakouts
Saturday afternoon Breakouts
Saturday evening Sky Gala
Janet Danielson
Katharine Hayhoe
Sunday morning Worship: Mark Glanville preaching
Plenary: Richard Middleton
Sunday afternoon Breakouts
Sunday evening Film + Panel
Monday morning Plenary: Robert Mann
Breakouts

Full Talk Schedule

Download this Schedule as PDF

From Sea to Sea…to Sky! Science and Christianity in Canada
SCHEDULE of PLENARY and CONTRIBUTED TALKS
Friday 11 May to Monday 14 May 2018
FRIDAY
19:20 Dennis Danielson
Copernicus and the Structure of the Universe
20:30 Don McNally
  A Brief History of the CSCA: Shaping the Faith/Science Dialogue in Canadian Universities, from George Grant to the Governor General
SATURDAY
08:40 Santa J. Ono
Science And Faith: Servant Leadership and the Secular University
10:15 A1: Origins, Evolution, & Design A2: Theology
(starts 10:45am)
A3: National Parks
(starts 10:45am)
10:15 Dennis Venema    
  Human Origins and the Species Problem
10:45 Ben McFarland Howard G. Andersen Paul Yang
  Chemistry and Creativity in the Cambrian Explosion Did Jesus Care About Empirical Evidence? Was the Grand Canyon Really Formed by Noah’s Flood?
11:15 Paul Brown Alan Dickin Paul Heintzman
  Using the Unknown in Science – Evolution, Design, and God of the Gaps A Biblical Account of Origins Should Also Explain the Origins of the Biblical Account Nature, Wilderness and Creation Care: The Example of Canadian National Parks
13:15 B1: Apologetics & Philosophy B2: History & Literature B3: Math & Physics
13:15 Paul Chamberlain Holly Nelson Howard G. Andersen
  Naturalism: Obstacle or Benefit to Christians Working in Science? Margaret Cavendish and the Christian Faith: Scripture, Doctrine, and the Church in her Natural Philosophy Probability, Statistics and Faith
13:45 Gordon Carkner Bob Geddes Sam Pimentel
  Scientism and the Search for an Integrated Reality Science and Faith in Nineteenth Century Canada: Sir J. William Dawson and the Psalms Theistic Reflections on the Navier-Stokes Equations
14:15 Christopher Morrissey Charles Chaffey Colin Campbell
  Logical Structure in Models of Human Nature: The Logic of Relativism Science Confronts Quebec’s Faith in the Early 20th Century Providence and the Principle of Least Action
15:15 C1: Climate Science C2: Philosophy of Science C3: Psychology
15:15 Thomas Ackerman ZiHao Wang Bruce Vermeer
  A Christian Perspective on the Science and Ethics of Solar Climate Engineering Scientific Causality and Classical Theism Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment Interventions and the Soul: Moral and Ethical Considerations
15:45 Truitt Wiensz Mark McEwan Janet Warren
  Exploring Our Meanings of Climate and Science Is Christian Faith Less Honest than Science? Addiction: Discomfort and Denial
19:00 SKY GALA
19:15 The Isotone Ensemble performs
Janet Danielson’s Six Pieces of a Reverberant Cosmos
20:15 Katharine Hayhoe
Christians, Climate Science, and our Culture
SUNDAY
09:00 Worship Service
Mark Glanville: How Can Science Foster Communities of Thanksgiving, Inclusion, and Diversity?
10:30 J. Richard Middleton
Human Distinctiveness and the Origin of Evil in Biblical and Evolutionary Perspectives
11:30 D1: Science, Faith, & Doctrine D2: Philosophy of Science D3: Psychology & Philosophy
11:30 Tim Opperman Richard Johns Marvin McDonald &
Mihaela Launeanu
  The Evolutionary Emergence of Morality: A Non-Concordist Approach to the Doctrine of Original Sin Is Evolution a Physical Process? Social Practices as Mediating Guides to Faith-Informed Strategies in Applied Research
12:00 Bruce Martin Amanda J. Nichols &
Myron Penner
Lorin Friesen
  A Physicist, Geographer, and a Biologist Go Into a Church, and… Philosophical and Theological Skepticism About Science A Cognitive Integration of Science and Religion
13:45 E1: Youth/Campus Ministry E2: The Scientific Study of Religion & Lived Faith: Collision & Collusion E3: Transhumanism, Nanotechnology, & Death
13:45 Chris Polachic &
John Hau
James Cresswell Bob Doede
  Evangelism Through the Narrative of Human Evolution in Canadian Campus Ministry Does Reality and/or God Exist… or Not? Transhumanism and [Dis-]Incarnation
14:15 Marian Saleh &
Cahleen Shrier
Erin I. Smith William Sikkema
  Science for Youth Ministers Program: Preparation for Conversations in Ministry It’s Not Just the Content: Understanding Person-Level Variables in the Science-Religion Dialogue The Lame Walk and the Blind See: Carbon Nanotechnology in Medicine
14:45 April Maskiewicz Cordero Laird Edman John Wood
  Identifying Factors That Influence Students’ Perceptions of the Compatibility of Faith and Science The Cognitive Science of Religion Applied: Implications for Faith-Based Settings Why Have You Forsaken Me? Biological and Theological Views of the Necessity of Death
15:45 F1: Bible & Theology F2: Artificial Intelligence  
15:45 Dirk Büchner Martin Ester & Sieun Lee
  The Bible and Human Origins: Cain’s Story as a Test Case Artificial Intelligence – Are We Just Machines?
16:15 Douglas Harink AJ Boulay
  The Burning Bush, the Theotokos and the Theology-Science Relationship AI Safety: What Can Christian Ethics Contribute?
16:45 Rob Hiebert Derek Schuurman
  Can You Get to Eden from Jurassic Park (or Vice Versa)?: Reading Biblical Creation Texts Responsibly Artificial Intelligence: Discerning a Christian Response
19:30 Making Peace With Creation (Film and Panel)
21:00 Science Career Panel
MONDAY
08:30 Robert B. Mann
The Edge: Physics & Theology
10:00 G1: Physics G2: Ecology  
10:00 Stanley Yen Matthew Morris
  The HALO and HALO-1kT Detectors for Supernova Neutrinos God Blessed the Fish: Calgary’s Fish Food Problem and Its Implications for Flourishing Fishes
10:30 Steve Ball Paul Brown
  Kilonova: A New Era in Astronomy Soapberries, Science, and Service
11:00 Marek Radzikowski Paul Heintzman
  Neutrinos as Tachyons: A Microcosm of Apologetics? The Ecological Virtues of Bill Mason
11:30 Arnold Sikkema  
  Quantum Field Theory, Personhood, and the Trinity: Echoes and Resonances

 

CSCA is holding a conference dealing with science and Christianity in Canada at, and co-hosted by, Trinity Western University, May 11 – 14, 2018. This conference will include Canadians in science, speakers dealing with issues relevant to our theme, and talks on science and Christian faith in general. Info and registration: www.csca.ca/may2018