Vancouver Institute Spring 2006 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 2006 season comprises twelve lectures, from January 14 to April 8, omitting February 18 (Midterm Break).

Spring 2006 Lecture Schedule

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

Jan 14
Mr. Michael Adams, President, Environics, Toronto, Ontario
Fire, Ice and American Backlash: Social Change Above the Rio Grande
Jan 21 Mr. James Delgado, Executive Director, Vancouver Maritime Museum
Gold Rush Pompeii: The Buried Waterfront and Lost Ships of Early San Francisco
Jan 28 Professor Michael Byers, Academic Director, Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC
On Thinning Ice: Challenges to Canadian Sovereignty in the Northwest Passage
Feb 4 Professor Françoise Sullivan and Dr. Sylvia L'Écuyer, Painter, Sculptor, Photographer, Montreal, and, Senior Producer, CBC, Vancouver, respectively
A Conversation With Françoise Sullivan
Feb 11
Mr. Andy Milne, Jazz Pianist, Brooklyn, New York
An Evening With Andy Milne: Lecture and Performance
Alternate location: Recital Hall, UBC Music Building
Feb 18 Midterm Break—NO LECTURE
Feb 25
Professor Mark Osiel, College of Law, University of Iowa
International Law at the Crossroads: How Exaggerated Hopes Produce Exaggerated Despair
Mar 4 Mr. Bernie Lucht, Producer, IDEAS, CBC Toronto
The Best Ideas You'll Hear Tonight
Mar 11
Professor John Robinson, Director, Sustainable Development Research Initiative, UBC
Accelerating Sustainability in British Columbia
Mar 18 Professor Stanley Coren, Department of Psychology, UBC
How Dogs Think
Mar 25
Professor Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Kennedy School, Harvard University
Governing Life: The Comparative Politics of Biotechnology
Apr 1
Professor David Gross, Nobel Laureate in Physics, Director, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
The Future of Physics: What We Don't Know
Apr 8 Professor Robert Littman, College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Moses: Myth, Archeology and History