* 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 2014 season comprises ten lectures,
from January 18th to March 29th,
omitting February 22nd (midterm break).
Speaker photos still to come
(Please click on the lecture date for further detail.)
Dr. Wade Davis, Anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author and photographer|
The Sacred Headwaters: The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena and Nass
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Lecture|
Dr. David A. Kessler. M.D., Former Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and Former Dean, University of California–San Francisco Medical School
The End of Overeating
Dr. William Raduchel, Strategic Advisor, Daily Mail and General Trust, and
Adjunct Professor, McDonough School of Business,
Will Technology Save Us or Doom Us?
Professor Michael Meany, CM, CQ, FRSC, Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology and Neurosurgery,
Is Adult Behaviour Determined Early In Life? The Mystery of Epigenetics
Mr. Bob Rennie, Founder, Rennie Marketing Systems,
Why Collect Art? Who Cares?
|Feb 22||Midterm Break—NO LECTURE|
Professor Joan Connelly, Department of Classics,
New York University|
The Parthenon Enigma: A New Understanding of Greece’s Most Iconic Building
UBC Excellence in Research Lecture|
Professor Mark MacLachlan, Department of Chemistry, UBC
Bug Shells and Butterfly Wings: New Materials Inspired by Nature
Craig Laronge University of Wisconsin Lecture|
Professor Molly Carnes, M.D., Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Why Are John and David More Likely to Become Department Chair Than Joan or Jamal?
Mr. Eric MacDonald, International Criminal Court,
Crimes Against Humanity in the Democratic Republic of Congo: The Challenges of Investigating and Prosecuting Cases Before the International Criminal Court
Bio revisedProfessor Rashid Sumaila, Director & Professor, Fisheries Economics Research Unit, UBC Fisheries Centre
The Sustainability of the Global Ocean