Vancouver Institute Fall 2003 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 Fall 2003 season comprises eleven lectures, from September 27 to December 13, omitting October 11 (Thanksgiving).

Fall 2003 Lecture Schedule

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

Sep 27 Professor William McKibben, Department of Environmental Studies, Middlebury College, Vermont
Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age
Oct 4 Professor Errol Durbach, Professor of Theatre and English, UBC
The Theatre Experience: or, why do we enjoy watching real people counterfeiting fictional people?
Oct 11 Thanksgiving—NO LECTURE
Oct 18 Professor John Eakin, Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
What Are We Reading When We Read Autobiography?
Oct 25 Dr. Gavin Stuart, New Dean of Medicine, UBC
Lessons Learned From Cancer Control For the Health Care System
Nov 1 Dr. Marco Marra, Director, Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Research Centre
Genomics Research in BC
Nov 8 Dr. Maria Tippett, Faculty of History, Cambridge University
Bill Reid: The Making of a Reputation
Nov 15 Dr. Carl Wieman, Nobel Laureate in Physics, National Institute of Standards and Technologies, Boulder, Colorado
Bose-Einstein condensation: quantum weirdness at the lowest temperature in the universe
Nov 22 Dr. Quentin Cronk, Director, UBC Botanical Garden
The Thin Green Line: Plants and the Future of Humanity
Nov 29
Mr. Joe Schlesinger, Journalist and Author, Toronto
Winning Wars, Losing the Peace
Dec 6 Professors Jim Phillips and Rosemary Gartner, Professor of Law, History, & Criminology, and Professor of Criminology and Sociology, respectively, University of Toronto
Murdering Holiness
Dec 13
Professor John F. Helliwell, O.C., Department of Economics, UBC
Globalization and Well-being