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It’s Time to Save Ourselves from Daylight Saving Time

Our government put up a referendum in the recent election asking if we should go on permanent daylight saving time. This has been a topic of some biannual discussion with different positions taken regarding the economic, health, safety and social issues. The science behind these issues has rarely been discussed but our speaker was extensively consulted in the run up to the latest vote.

Speaker: Dr. Michael Antle is a professor in the Department of Psychology and Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary, and he is the vice-president of the Canadian Society for Chronobiology. His research focuses on understanding how daily patterns of our body functions and behavior are shaped by our 24h day. These so called “circadian rhythms” are produced by a clock in our brain. Dr. Antle’s research over the last 25 years has helped us understand how to this clock works and how we can adjust it.

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