Vancouver STEMminist Book Club reads "The Poison Squad" by Deborah Blum

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In our sixth meeting of the Vancouver STEMminist book club we will be reading "The Poison Squad: One Chemist's single minded crusade for food safety in the turn of the twentieth century" by Deborah Bloom. The book covers the efforts of Dr Harvey Washington Wiley, and includes the important role of his suffragist wife, Anna Kelton Wiley. Thanks to his efforts we're not eating formaldehyde and borax in our foods!

This book comes with a thumbs up review from one of our book club members who recently read the book. :)

We will do a quick overview of the book at the beginning of the session followed by a deeper discussion. It is suggested to read the book, but we welcome you to attend and contribute to the discussion either way. All voices and perspectives are welcomed.

"The Poison Squad" is available in book, and audiobook options. Copies are also available to borrow from the Vancouver Public Library.

New: Check out the LinkedIn Group, and Mailing List below in the contact info!


About the STEMminist Book Club Vancouver chapter:

The plan is to mirror the STEMminist Bookclub that was started in Australia by Dr. Caroline Ford (@DrCFord). We will aim to read one book every two months followed by an in-person meeting here in Vancouver, BC. You are also able to contribute to the discussion online on twitter @stemminist / #stemministbc (we don't always read the same book as the online discussion).

If you are interested in the contributions of women to science, learning more about the history of science, and want to talk about some of the issues and stories brought up in the books this is the book club for you!

We have received funds from SCWIST to provide treats!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free street parking in the surrounding area.

99 bus, walk or bus up Granville St from Broadway to 16th Ave
33 bus, walk up McRae Ave.

What can I bring into the event?

We welcome you to bring your children. Give us a heads up and we will organize a fun activity for your kids.

Tea and Coffee, will be available for purchase from the venue ($3 cash). Bringing your own non-alcoholic drinks is also welcome.

We will have a selection of treats!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

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