ChatLive Discussion Group

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    No Fees ... No Assignments ... No Grades ... Free Pizza!

    What is ChatLive?

    ChatLive is a series of informal, face-to-face discussions over lunch (FREE PIZZA!) where you can explore interesting ideas with other students. Facilitated by a different faculty member(s) each week, we discuss thought-provoking topics and current issues. All CapU students are welcome.


    Library Building, room LB188 or as noted


    Select Thursdays 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    ChatLive Schedule

    Spring 2018 Topics & Hosts

    January 25

    “Bombies: The U.S. Secret War in Laos and Its Legacy of 90 Million Unexploded Bombs”
    – Jack Silberman (Motion Picture Arts)

    February 1

    “Are Algorithms the Big Brother of the 21st Century?”
    – Lisa Lajeunesse (Math) and Martin Godwyn (Philosophy)

    February 8

    “Yemen: The Concealed Crisis”
    – Basim Alghamdi (Motion Picture Arts)

    March 8

    “What Happens after #metoo?”
    – Women’s and Gender Studies Faculty
    *This session is in LB196 Kéxwusm-áyakn (First Nations) Student Centre

    March 15

    “Fraud Detectives: The Physics of Art Forensics”
    – Bruno Tomberli (Physics)

    March 22

    “Priceless! What is it That Makes Art so Valuable?”
    – Efrat El-Hanany (Art History)

    Do I Need to Register?

    No, and there is no cost. Students who attend a minimum of three sessions will earn a notification on their transcript. The Registrar will be informed of your participation in the requisite number of sessions at the end of the Spring term.

    Who can I contact?

    Feel free to contact Sandra Seekins at with any questions you might have about the program.