Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
University of, 11405 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 1C9
Monthly Round Table discussion at the University of Alberta, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
SKYPE WITH SUSAN GERBIC
Gerbic is a skeptical activist, investigator, mentor, conference speaker, and writer, co-founder of Monterey County Skeptics, Skeptical Inquirer contributor, and a recurring contributor to the Skepticality podcast. She received the James Randi award in 2017 and became a Fellow for Committee for Skeptical Inquiry in 2018. While her particular focus has been “Grief Vampires” (psychics), her activism encompasses all areas of skepticism
Susan Gerbic will be speaking to us about the work of the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW) project. You learn much about what happens behind the scenes of the 10th most popular website. The mission of the GSoW is to rewrite all Wikipedia pages concerning scientific skepticism, and to do so in all languages possible. They work to support the people and organizations that do the research, write the books, organize the conferences and take the heat from the anti-science and paranormal world. GSoW gives them the best possible Wikipedia pages possible, while following all the rules of Wikipedia. The GSoW has had a large impact on education around the world since 2010. The GSoW has written and rewritten hundreds of Wikipedia pages, including Spontaneous Human Combustion, Facilitated Communication, Perry DeAngelis, James Alcock, Nathan Phelps, Olivier Bernard, Timothy Caulfield, Barry Beyerstein and many more.
We meet afterwards at Sherlock Holmes on Campus for drinks and continued conversation, starting at 9:15pm.