Dr. Mohammad Yunus Lecture

Dr. Mohammad Yunus
Recipient, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on Friday, March 14, 2008 at 8:00 p.m., Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, University of British Columbia.

NB: Alternate day of the week.

NB: Alternate time.

NB: Alternate location.


Michael Smith Memorial Nobel Lecture


(No bio. The webmaster has been advised that "the reason there is no text is that this is a UBC lecture to which we are attached."
Please see "Background" below.)

Special note regarding locations

There are no further tickets for Professor Yunus' lecture at the Chan Centre available to the general public, but there are two ways that Institute members will be able to see and hear his talk:

  1. We will be showing a live webcast of his talk in Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
    N.B. Since it's live, it will be the day and time noted above rather than the Institute's usual day and time.
  2. The Vancouver Institute has been given 300 tickets to the talk at the Chan. Since The Institute has more than 300 members, we will hold three separate lottery draws of 100 tickets each on:
    1. Saturday, February 23, after the talk by Professor Brook,
    2. Saturday, March 1, after the talk by Dr. Suzuki, and
    3. Saturday, March 8, after the talk by Professor Akerlof.
    Lottery tickets will be provided for free to all registered members only of the Institute and, if your ticket is drawn, you will receive one ticket to the event at the Chan if you are a student or single member, and two tickets if you hold a family membership.
    NOTE: If you are not currently a member, you may join immediately (i.e. right after Professor Brook's talk) and be eligible for this draw.
    Entries not drawn February 23 will be eligible for the two subsequent draws.

Background Information

(These references were compiled by the webmaster in the hope that they will prove interesting to some readers. The web being what it is, some of them will have vanished by the time you go to look them up, and there is—of course—no guarantee of their accuracy.)

UBC Centenary
Professor Muhammad Yunus, recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Economics will deliver the first annual Michael Smith Memorial Nobel Lecture, created in honour of UBC’s Nobel Prize winning chemist, Dr. Michael Smith
[UBC's announcement of this lecture as part of its Centenary celebrations.]
UBC Centenary
UBC will confer upon Professor Muhammad Yunus an Honorary Degree, followed by a Colloquium on Social Corporate Responsibility. Professor Yunus will speak shortly in acceptance of his degree. ...
[Another event, earlier the same day.]
Muhammad Yunus . org - Home
Business Week Has Named Dr. Yunus as One of "The Greatest Entrepreneurs of All Time"
Prof. Muhammad Yunus, the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, founded a banking system 30 years ago to lend small amounts of money to the rural poor in Bangladeshi villages. Most of the low-interest microloans go to women, who use them to start their own profit-making enterprises, mainly in agriculture, crafts, or services. ...
Wikipedia entry
Muhammad Yunus (Bengali: মুহাম্মদ ইউনুস, pronounced Muhammôd Iunus) (born June 28, 1940) is a Bangladeshi banker and economist. A former professor of economics, he is famous for his successful application of the concept of microcredit, the extension of small loans to entrepreneurs too poor to qualify for traditional bank loans. Yunus is also the founder of Grameen Bank. In 2006, Yunus and the bank were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, "for their efforts to create economic and social development from below."[1] Yunus himself has received several other national and international honors. ...
Grameen - Banking for the poor
Prof. Muhammad Yunus & Grameen Bank Awarded The Nobel Peace Prize for 2006
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2006, divided into two equal parts, to Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank for their efforts to create economic and social development from below. Lasting peace can not be achieved unless large population groups find ways in which to break out of poverty. Micro-credit is one such means. Development from below also serves to advance democracy and human rights...