* 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 Spring 2010 season comprises ten lectures, from January 23 to April 24, omitting February 13th, 20th, and 27th (Olympics) and April 3rd (Easter).
Vehicle access to the campus on the days of several of the lectures will be affected by Olympics-related road closures. The UBC 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Secretariat has posted a guide to Getting Around. There is advice on vehicle access and a large scrollable campus map showing feasible routes here. Note in particular the paragraph about the Health Sciences Parkade, the preferred parking area for the Institute.
(Please click on the lecture date for further detail.)
Craig Laronge University of Wisconsin Lecture|
Dr. James Thomson, John D. MacArthur Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Human Pluripotent Stem Cells
A Rival to the Olympics: Excavating Ancient Nemea and Reviving the Nemean Games
An Evening With Annabel Lyon
|Feb 13||Olympics—NO LECTURE|
|Feb 20||Olympics—NO LECTURE|
|Feb 27||Olympics—NO LECTURE—An announcement will be made when Professor Lollar's lecture, previously scheduled for this date, has been rescheduled.|
Journey of the Blue Whale
UBC Excellence in Research Lecture|
Dr. Bruce Kidd, OC, Dean, Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto
Sport and Legacy/Sustainability
Alternate location: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, University of British Columbia
Lecture and Performance
Dal Grauer Memorial Lecture|
Professor Erna Paris, Author, Toronto, Ontario
The Writer and Human Rights
|Apr 3||Easter—NO LECTURE|
Professor Tom Pedersen, Director, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS),
and former Dean of Science, UVic|
Responding to Global Warming: The Challenge, the Opportunity, & the Politics
Professor Doug Wallace, Director, Center for Molecular & Mitochondrial Medicine and Genetics,
University of California at Irvine|
Human Mitochondria: Window Into Our Origins, Ailments, and Longevity
Professor Rene Provost, Faculty of Law,
Waltzing With al-Bashir: Juggling Peace and Justice in Darfur