Medical Assistance in Dying: Dr Meghan Towers

Dr. Meghan Towers – MAiD Physician Medical assistance in dying  has been one of the most complex and ethically challenging issues facing Canadian physicians. On June 17, 2016, the federal government introduced Bill C-14, which decriminalizes medical assistance in dying (MAiD). Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) is the process whereby a doctor or nurse practitioner helps and supports a patient…

Weather Patterns of Eastern Vancouver Island: Dr Hannah Wilson

Dr Hannah Wilson – Geography Professor VIU What makes the weather of Vancouver Island unique? Is Nanoose Bay a micro-climate?  After listening to our Geography Professor at the September meeting explain weather and how it affects us, we could all pass her class tests now! In case you missed it, let me explain. We are…

“Love at Sunset”: Janet Dunnett and Carollyne Haynes

July Speakers – “Love at Sunset” Authors Janet Dunnett and Carolyne Hayes joined forces to explain issues of significance to seniors today.  Both shared their experiences of dealing with parents getting older and the challenges of caregiving and sunset romance. Janet shared the caregiving experiences of her father through her book “The Dwindling”.  As parents…

Earthquake Early Warning for B.C.: Bob Crosby

Are we closer to the “Big One”? June speaker, Bob Crosby, updated us on the work Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) has been doing on the earthquake early warning system and how it will work for residents of S.W. BC.   It is operated by the University of Victoria. The main observatory is the Neptune network which…