* Free Public Lectures *
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Please see the Vancouver Institute home page.
Saturday evenings, 8:15 p.m. (doors open 7:30 p.m.), except where otherwise noted.
The Fall 2003 season comprises eleven lectures, from September 27 to December 13, omitting October 11 (Thanksgiving).
(Please click on the lecture date for further detail.)
Professor William McKibben, Department of Environmental Studies,
Middlebury College, Vermont|
Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age
Professor Errol Durbach, Professor of Theatre and English, UBC|
The Theatre Experience: or, why do we enjoy watching real people counterfeiting fictional people?
|Oct 11||Thanksgiving—NO LECTURE|
Professor John Eakin, Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana|
What Are We Reading When We Read Autobiography?
Dr. Gavin Stuart, New Dean of Medicine,
Lessons Learned From Cancer Control For the Health Care System
Dr. Marco Marra, Director, Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Research Centre|
Genomics Research in BC
Dr. Maria Tippett, Faculty of History, Cambridge University|
Bill Reid: The Making of a Reputation
Dr. Carl Wieman, Nobel Laureate in Physics,
National Institute of Standards and Technologies,
Bose-Einstein condensation: quantum weirdness at the lowest temperature in the universe
Dr. Quentin Cronk, Director,
UBC Botanical Garden|
The Thin Green Line: Plants and the Future of Humanity
Dal Grauer Memorial Lecture|
Mr. Joe Schlesinger, Journalist and Author, Toronto
Winning Wars, Losing the Peace
Professors Jim Phillips and Rosemary Gartner, Professor of Law, History, & Criminology,
Professor of Criminology and Sociology,
University of Toronto|
Hampton Place Community Fund Lecture|
Professor John F. Helliwell, O.C., Department of Economics, UBC
Globalization and Well-being