May 7, 2016 | 1:00-3:30pm | In 2012, UBC was awarded a $3 million grant to explore the cultural evolutionary origins of religion, and the role that religion has played in human cooperation and conflict, and the rise of large-scale societies. Learn about the project's guiding hypotheses, as well as research findings about moralizing gods, costly sacrifices, group rituals, and moral realism.
February 27, Saturday | 9:30am-12:00pm | Irving K. Barber Learning Centre rm. 182 | Using scenarios from real-life cases, learn about some of the defences available in Canadian criminal law, including self-defence, provocation, necessity, and mental disorder. Learn what it takes to raise them successfully, and what controversies arise in their application.
February 27, 2016 | 1:00-3:30pm | Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 182 | Historically, insects were considered to be "legal persons" that could be held responsible for damaging crops and harming human health. Today, insects are seen as objects of nature that demand legal protection. Learn how and why this historical shift has taken place and what it tells us about the oscillating line between human/non-human and law/nature.
January 23, Saturday 2016 | 9:30am-12:00pm | Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 182 | Learn how digital audio works, how sensors and smartphones can be used to control audio and video software in interactive musical performances.

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