Vancouver Institute Contacts
The Vancouver Institute staff may be contacted at this address:
(Please note that the email link above was updated July 2007.)
Various officers of the Institute are generally present at the lectures.
Reports of problems with the web site, and suggestions for
additional information to be posted there, may be emailed to Ted
This address is NOT for suggestions related to so-called "search
engine optimization" from any source.
More generally, please note:
This address is not intended as a general point of contact
for the Institute.
Under "The Institute" above I have provided an email address and
a street/postal address, and noted that "Various officers of the
Institute are generally present at the lectures." This is the only
contact information that I consider myself at liberty to provide.
Although I might occasionally pass on people's concerns to officers
of the Institute, I have not volunteered to be an ombudsman.
I am not privy to contact information for current or past speakers.
I cannot predict whether upcoming speakers will be available for
I cannot predict whether a transcript of a particular talk will be made
available by the Institute, except to note that it is a rare occurrence.
I cannot predict whether the Institute and/or a particular
speaker will consent to third-party taping of a lecture. All
lectures are audiotaped by the Institute, and some (check
here) are also videotaped. These tapes are held by
Collections Division of the UBC Library.
I do not handle suggestions for speakers to be invited.
I generally cannot predict when I will receive next season's program
from the Program Chair.
I do not handle advertising.
I have no idea whether the Institute has merchant accounts with any
credit card companies, let alone whether any such accounts might be
authorized for telephone transactions.
I have no involvement with any mailing list(s) maintained by the
I have no idea what topics the speaker may cover, beyond what a
reasonable person might surmise from the lecture title and the
Many of these issues can, however, be resolved by contacting the
Institute staff, using the information given at the top of this page.
P.S.: It may be that some webmasters are mind readers; I am not.
Also, there are times when my mind is not operating at top efficiency,
and I may misinterpret a page description which seems perfectly clear to
If you are writing about a page or pages on this site, or are referring
to some other website, please give specific web addresses, e.g.