In addition to offering a crash course on human anatomy, Our Body: The Universe Within is also being viewed by the Saskatchewan Science Centre as an opportunity to promote human health and well-being. In the exhibition, there are displays of diseased and “unwell” organs that show the health effects of activities like smoking, excessive drinking and over-eating.

To flesh some of those ideas out (pun intended) the Centre is hosting a Speaker Series exploring different issues related to health. Free with the cost of admission to Our Body the series is being held in the Kramer Imax Theatre starting tomorrow night. Talks begin at 7 p.m., and will last for about an hour. On these nights, the Science Centre will remain open until 9:30 p.m., allowing attendees plenty of time to view the show afterward. 

Here’s the list of dates, topics and speakers.


June 16: June Zimmer: Girls in the Game: Developing Confidence, Competence and Friendships for Young Girls through Sport

June 30: Brenda Rossow-Kimball: Exclusive/Inclusive Leisure & Recreation for Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Where do we go from here?

July7: Darren Candow: Aging Muscle and Bone Health: Rationale for a Nutritional Cocktail

July 21: Toni Liechty: Our Body Image: The View from Within

Aug. 4: June LeDrew: Active Minds Active Bodies: Children as Couch Potatoes

Aug. 18: Christina Vuksic: Preventative Medicine: Avoiding the Knife — Ways of avoiding major health intervention through prevention

Sept. 1: Carrie Bourassa: Holistic Health Concepts: Addressing the Effects of Colonization on the Health of Aboriginal People

Sept. 8: John Barden: Motor Control: How the Brain Controls Movement and the Effect of Aging.

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  1. Thanks Greg, but actually the talk is free. Totally free! No cost to attend the talk. So, if you’ve already seen Our Body but want to see the talk, or plan to see the exhibit later but just want to see the talk now — the talk is free!

    If you haven’t seen Our Body, on the evenings we have the speakers, you’ll only pay $16 instead of $20.

    – Collette, Manager of Marketing, Sask Science Centre

  2. Oh I should add, there is no obligation to see the exhibit after the talk. The talk really is completely free! I plan to go to most of them — they look really great.

  3. What? Free? What a deal, Colette! What! A Deal! I don’t think we should ever put a price on knowledge and edducation but if we must, that’s a good one.


    (Thanks for the clarification.)

  4. Just saw that I misspelled “Edducation”. Ought to have a “k” and end in “shin”.

  5. You also spelled my name wrong, but I’ll forgive you Steven.

    (Also, thanks guys! You both win today.)

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