Professor Virginia Valian Lecture

Professor Virginia Valian
Department of Psychology
Hunter College, New York

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on February 26, 2000 at 8:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.

The Advancement of Women: Why So Slow?

Dr. Valian is one of the most influential scholars of our times. She draws on the disciplines of psychology, sociology, economics, and biology to examine the invisible barriers that explain differences in salary, rank, and rates of promotion for men and women in the professions, science, and academia. As one scholar has noted, "Valian documents the variables which can interfere with a woman's ability to take herself seriously as a scholar, and thus ultimately, with her ability to perform. The argument is so carefully constructed and the evidence so meticulously presented that the case is overwhelming."

Spring Program 2000
Jan 22, Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19, Feb 26, Mar 4, Mar 11, Mar 18, Mar 25, Apr 1, Apr 8, Apr 15.

Background Information

(Compiled by Ted Powell)

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