* 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 2011 season comprises nine lectures,
from September 24 to November 26, omitting
October 8th (Thanksgiving).
Note: Photos still to come.
(Please click on the lecture date for further detail.)
Dal Grauer Memorial Lecture|
Professor Andrew Weaver, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria
Generation Us: The Challenge of Global Warming
Professor Joel Bakan, Faculty of Law,
Childhood Under Siege: How Big Business Targets Children
|Oct 8||Thanksgiving—NO LECTURE|
Mr. Charles Emmerson, The Royal Institute of International Affairs,
Head of the Global Risk Team, Davos|
Canada and the Geopolitics of Oil and Gas
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, B.C. Representative for Children and Youth,
Who Speaks for the Child? The Role of a Public Advocate
Professor George Saliba, Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures,
What Did Galileo Know of Arabic/Islamic Science and How Did He Know It?
Mr. Andrew Coyne, Columnist,
The Globe and Mail|
Democracy and Freedom: Strange Bedfellows
Professor Andrew Trites, Director, Marine Mammal Research Unit,
Fisheries Centre, UBC|
The Puzzling Disappearance of Sea Lions in Alaska: Is the North Pacific Ecosystem on the Verge of Collapse?
Professor Matthew Farrer, Professor, Department of Medical Genetics,,
Canada Excellence Research Chair,
Brain Research Centre, UBC|
Genetics of Parkinson Disease: Paradigm Shifts and Future Prospects
Ralph and Rose Yorsh Lecture|
Professor Robert Silverman, School of Music, UBC
Hammering the Klavier: Beethoven's Earthshaking and Bone-crushing Masterpiece