* 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 2011 season comprises eleven lectures, from January 15 to April 9, omitting February 19th (midterm break) and March 12th.
(Please click on the lecture date for further detail.)
Mr. Ray Villard, Space Telescope Science Institute,
Johns Hopkins University,
When Will We Find Earth II—the First Inhabited Extrasolar Planet?
St. John's College Lecture|
Dr. Andrew Goudie, Master, St. Cross College, Oxford University
Desert Dust and the World’s Environments
Professor Julian Davies, Department of Microbiology & Immunology,
Are We Going Back to the Pre-antibiotic Era?
Professor Bruce Alexander, Department of Psychology,
Simon Fraser University|
Addiction: Much More Than a Drug Problem
Mr. Lawrence Martin, Columnist,
The Globe & Mail|
The Decline and Fall of Canadian Democracy
|Feb 19||Midterm Break—NO LECTURE|
John K. and Marta Friesen Lecture|
Professor Ian Morris, Departments of Classics and History, Stanford University
Why the West Rules—For Now
UBC Excellence in Research Lecture|
Professor Sherrill Grace, Department of English, UBC
The Haunting of Canadian Culture: From the Ghost of Tom Thompson to the Ghosts of Vimy Ridge
|Mar 12||NO LECTURE|
Cecil and Ida Green Lecture|
Professor Jerrilynn Dodds, Dean, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York
Meaning and Identity of the Destructions of Architecture: From the Parthenon to the World Trade Center
Professor Gage Averill, Dean, Faculty of Arts,
Prodigal Music: Repatriating the 'Alan Lomax in Haiti, 1936-37' Collection to Haiti—Lecture with Music
Arthur Erickson Memorial Lecture In Architectural Excellence|
Mr. Bing Thom, C.M., Principal, Bing Thom Architects Inc., Vancouver, B.C.
The Transformative Power of Architecture: The Works of Bing Thom
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Lecture|
Professor William McKibben, Scholar in Residence, Middlebury College, Vermont
Eaarth: Making a Life On a Tough New Planet