CSCA is excited to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. In 1973 the American Scientific Affiliation gave birth to its Canadian offspring, the Canadian Scientific & Christian Affiliation. In joyous anticipation of our joint conference, “Moving Forward Together” in Mississauga July 28-31, we have planned several celebratory events.

50th Anniversary Newsletter

As was done for the 40th anniversary, we have published this 50th-anniversary newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading the articles, letters, and remarks shared on these pages. We thank all the contributors for their thoughtful and faithful contributions, and we thank Bob Geddes for his editorial insights.

For some extra fun while reading, try your hand at our 50th-anniversary crossword puzzle!


Past President Lecture Series

The past presidents of CSCA will be giving hybrid lectures across Canada, with each one hosted by a different local chapter. The emphasis in these monthly lectures will be on the integration of science and faith, with developments in the speakers’ own specialties.

The schedule of this lecture series is as follows:

Q&A with 50 CSCA Members

For the past 50 years, the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation has facilitated discussions about science and Christian faith in Canada. As part of our 50th-anniversary celebrations, we asked 50 CSCA members to comment on their personal connections to science, scripture, and Canadian scenery. We will share these contributions throughout 2023 in hope that you will find them engaging and encouraging. If you haven’t submitted your own response, please do so soon.

The seed was planted a long time ago when I was in high school in Hong Kong. I remember seeing Read more
Mathematics was my favourite subject at school and this was what I choose to study at university. After graduating I Read more
I chose to study Chemistry in University because of my Chemistry and Physics teacher, Mr. Morrison. Although I enjoyed all Read more
As a child I was fascinated with biology, but by the time university came around I thought I would become Read more
My early interest in science was piqued in a grade 11 chemistry course when students often came to me for Read more
I chose computer science because I wanted to learn techniques to create websites, analyze big data, and come up with Read more
Well, that is a story! My journey to an academic life was neither pre-destined nor a random walk. Yet looking Read more
By default: I was in a BSc degree at McGill, and psychology was the closest discipline in Science to theology. Read more
I was fascinated by math as a fantastic tool for explaining how the world works, and I like to break Read more
I am not a scientist. But I preach and write about science-illumined texts because I want to know God more Read more

Canada-Wide Scavenger Hunt

We have compiled a list of things to photograph or find among your old photos.  You are challenged to send in original (not copyrighted) photos of Canadian places, animals, plants, etc on this list. Those finding the most items before July will be acknowledged at the conference. But keep looking, because we will announce more winners at the end of the year. It is rumoured that there may be prizes!

Download Scavenger Hunt

Historical Exhibits

We’ll be adding legacy CSCA content here throughout the year. We’re also working on a new history section of the CSCA website.

This article from the July-August 1999 issue of Faith Today featured CSCA’s Judy Toronchuk, Robert Mann, Gary Partlow, Dan Osmond, and Don Page.

ASA 2023: In Celebration of CSCA’s 50th Anniversary