November Events around Muskoka – keep an eye on our Events page; Today voters of all political stripes invited to discuss electoral reform in Gravenhurst, and tonight, remember World War One at the Presbyterian Church in Bracebridge
Published November 8, 9am: There are a slew of events going on this month that might interest you. Here are some details for your information. Remember to check the MNW Events page regularly. We also get requests to include events. Here’s how to do that:
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TODAY: PINTS AND POLITICS ELECTORAL REFORM MEETING, Gravenhurst Opera House, 1-4 pm. FREE Event, all welcome.
Could there be a spring federal election? Rumours from around Parliament Hill suggest the Conservative party may decide to call an election before the Mike Duffy trial if it doesn’t hold to a promise of a regular fall date. While normal election rules will apply in the next election, whenever that happens, all are welcome to join a free event today to look at the possibility of electoral reform – changing the way votes are tallied. If you were confused about that mixed member proportional voting referendum a few years back, you are not alone. But maybe there are other ways to ensure the most fair vote system possible for Canadians? Join Fair Vote Canada today at the Gravenhurst Opera House from 1-4pm to explore electoral reform. It’s a non-partisan event (see picture).
Saturday, Nov. 8: Remembering World War One, the 100th Anniversary. Evening of song and tales from the trenches, Knox Presbyterian Church, Bracebridge, 120 Taylor Road, 7pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 children.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Free Public Lecture 7p.m., Nipissing University Bracebridge. Nipissing University and CFUW-Muskoka are partnering to present Dr. Justin Carré speak on The Examination of the Interplay between Testosterone and Aggression in the large lecture hall of Nipissing University 125 Wellington St., Bracebridge. (CFUW is Canadian Federation of University Women).
Lecture Summary: Across the animal kingdom, testosterone (T) concentrations change rapidly in the context of competitive interactions. Work in animal models suggest that such changes in T may serve to rapidly modulate ongoing and/or future competitive/aggressive behaviour. Research in my lab has investigated this question in humans using a variety of experimental designs ranging from studying elite-level athletes, to staging competitive interactions in a laboratory setting. In this talk I will present findings indicating that acute changes in T during competition may indeed modulate human behaviour and that it may do so through activating neural structures implicated in affective aggression. I will conclude the talk by discussing the implications of such findings for developing prevention and/or treatment programs designed to curtail or treat pathological forms of aggression.
Dr. Carré received his Ph.D. in Behavioural Neuroscience from Brock University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Duke University examining the neural mechanisms underlying human aggression. His program of research examines how competition affects testosterone levels and how such changes in testosterone influence ongoing and/or future human aggressive behaviour. In addition, Dr. Carré recently received a federal grant to study the effects of testosterone administration on social, cognitive, and behavioural processes of relevance to human aggressive behaviour. He is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at Nipissing.
NOVEMBER 11, REMEMBRANCE DAY
Check with your local Royal Canadian Legion for ceremony plans.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15: The first Santa Claus Parade in Muskoka in Bala. For info, call the Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce, 705 762 5663.