Dr. Wade Davis Lecture

Dr. Wade Davis
Anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author and photographer

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on January 18, 2014 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.

Speaker photos still to come


The Sacred Headwaters:
The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena and Nass

Mr. Davis’ work has focused on worldwide indigenous cultures, especially in North and South America. He came to prominence with his 1985 best-selling book The Serpent and the Rainbow about the zombies of Haiti. He is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and named by them as one of the Explorers for the Millennium. He has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.” In recent years his work has taken him to Africa, Asia and the South Pacific. A prolific author, one of his works was nominated for the 1997 Governor General's Literary Award for Nonfiction. His books have been translated into fourteen languages. In 2009 he delivered the CBC Massey Lectures, Canada’s most prestigious public intellectual forum.