Vancouver Institute Spring 2005 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 2005 season comprises eleven lectures, from January 22 to April 16.

Spring 2005 Lecture Schedule

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

Jan 22
Ms. Sharon Butala, Novelist and Writer, Saskatchewan
What Makes a Westerner
Jan 29 Mr. Dirk Ryneveld, Senior Prosecuting Trial Attorney, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, The Hague, Netherlands
The Milosevic Trial—An Update on the Ongoing Saga
Feb 3
7:30 p.m.

Dr. Stephen Toope, President, The Trudeau Foundation
The Fate of the Disappeared: Addressing a Human Security Crisis
Feb 12
Mr. D.D. Jackson, Pianist/composer, New York
Can Jazz Be Classical?
Alternate location: Recital Hall, UBC Music Building
Feb 19 Midterm Break—NO LECTURE
Feb 22

Tendzin Choegyal, 15th Ngari Rinpoche, Tibet
Personal Transformation
Feb 26
Professor Susan Rotroff, Dept. of Classics, Washington University, St. Louis
New Light on an Old Agora: Excavations in Athens' Civic Centre
Mar 5 Sir John Daniel, President and CEO, The Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver
Education for Development: Can Technology Help?
Mar 12
Professor Max Cynader, Director, Brain Research Centre, UBC
The Aging Brain
Mar 19
Professor Lawrence Keppie, Senior Curator, Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow
The Romans in Scotland: Their Far Frontier
Mar 26 Easter—NO LECTURE
Apr 2 Dr. James Cahill, Professor Emeritus of the History of Art, University of California at Berkeley
Chinese Painting: The Realities Behind the Ideals
Apr 16
Professor Barry Barish, Physics Department, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
An Einstein Celebration: Albert Einstein's Legacy—Our Best Description of the Universe