Vancouver Institute Spring 2000 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.

The Spring 2000 season comprises twelve lectures, from 22 January to 15 April, omitting 29 January.

Spring 2000 Lecture Schedule

January 22 Professor Brett Finlay, Biotechnology Laboratory and the Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Microbiology & Immunology, UBC
Confronting the Microbe Menace
January 29 NO LECTURE
February 5 Mr. Daryl Duke, Director, producer and writer; Vancouver
Redefining English Canada: The Failure of the Media
February 12 Professor Mark Winston, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Nature Wars: Pests vs. People
February 19 Mr. Nik Gowing, Correspondent and main presenter, BBC, London
Information in War and Emergencies: Who Really Commands the High Ground?
Professor Virginia Valian, Department of Psychology, Hunter College, New York
The Advancement of Women: Why So Slow?
March 4 Professor Brian Rose, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati
New Excavations at Ancient Troy
March 11 The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada; Ottawa
The Role of the Courts in a Modern Democracy
March 18 Professor Walter Kohn, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry; Department of Physics, University of California (Santa Barbara)
Through a Glass Darkly: A Physicist Looks at the Future
March 25 Dr. Silver Donald Cameron, Author, commentator, playwright; D'Ecousse, Isle Madame, Nova Scotia
Energy, Environment and the Left
April 1 Ms. Sharon Pollock, Canadian Playwright; Calgary, Alberta
Will Theatre Survive?
April 8 Panel Discussion:
Dr. Gert-Jan van Ommen, President, The Human Genome Organization; Professor, Department of Human and Clinical Genetics; Leiden University, Netherlands
Dr. Michael Hayden, Director, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, UBC; Scientific Director, Canadian Genetic Diseases Network
Dr. Lap-Chee Tsui, Head, Genetics and Genomic Biology Research Programme; Professor and Geneticist-in-Chief; Sellars Chair in Cystic Fibrosis Research; The Hospital for Sick Children; University of Toronto
Dr. Francis Collins, Director, National Human Genome Research Institute; National Institutes of Health; Associate Chief, Genetic and Molecular Biology Branch; NIH, Bethesda, Maryland
The Human Genome Project
April 15 Mr. John Stackhouse, Correspondent, The Globe & Mail
The End of Development

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