Dr. Wade Davis
Anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author and photographer
will be addressing the
Vancouver Institute on
January 18, 2014 at
Lecture Hall No. 2 in the
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre,
University of British Columbia.
Speaker photos still to come
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.