Vancouver Institute Spring 2011 Program

* Free Public Lectures *

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

General Information

Please see the Vancouver Institute home page.

Lecture Times

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.

Spring 2011 Lecture Schedule

(Please click on the lecture date for further detail.)

Jan 15 Mr. Ray Villard, Space Telescope Science Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
When Will We Find Earth II—the First Inhabited Extrasolar Planet?
Jan 22
Dr. Andrew Goudie, Master, St. Cross College, Oxford University
Desert Dust and the World’s Environments
Jan 29 Professor Julian Davies, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, UBC
Are We Going Back to the Pre-antibiotic Era?
Feb 5 Professor Bruce Alexander, Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University
Addiction: Much More Than a Drug Problem
Feb 12 Mr. Lawrence Martin, Columnist, The Globe & Mail
The Decline and Fall of Canadian Democracy
Feb 19 Midterm Break—NO LECTURE
Feb 26
Professor Ian Morris, Departments of Classics and History, Stanford University
Why the West Rules—For Now
Mar 5
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 19
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
Mar 26 Professor Gage Averill, Dean, Faculty of Arts, UBC
Prodigal Music: Repatriating the 'Alan Lomax in Haiti, 1936-37' Collection to Haiti—Lecture with Music
Apr 2
Mr. Bing Thom, C.M., Principal, Bing Thom Architects Inc., Vancouver, B.C.
The Transformative Power of Architecture: The Works of Bing Thom
Apr 9
Professor William McKibben, Scholar in Residence, Middlebury College, Vermont
Eaarth: Making a Life On a Tough New Planet