Vancouver Institute Fall 2008 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 2008 season comprises eight lectures, from September 27 to November 29, omitting October 4th (venue unavailable) and 11th (Thanksgiving).

Fall 2008 Lecture Schedule

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

Sep 27
Professor Steven Pinker, Department of Psychology, Harvard University
The Stuff of Thought: Language As a Window Into Human Nature
Oct 4 Lecture Hall Unavailable—NO LECTURE
Oct 11 Thanksgiving—NO LECTURE
Oct 18 Dr. Art McDonald, Director, Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
How To Tell a Neutrino From a Hole In the Ground
Oct 25 Professor Pat Marchak, Department of Sociology, UBC
No Easy Fix: Global Responses to Crimes Against Humanity
Nov 1 Mr. Steven Galloway, Novelist and author of The Cellist of Sarajevo, Vancouver
An Evening With Steven Galloway
Nov 8 Dr. Louis Lefebvre, Canada Research Chair in Genomic Imprinting, UBC
Variation On a Gene: The Advent of Epigenetics
Nov 15 Dr. John S. MacDonald, Co-founder of MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates, and CEO of Day4 Energy Inc.
Energy in the 21st Century
Nov 22 Professor Michael Tenzer, UBC School of Music
Indonesia's Gamelan Music — Lecture and Performance
Nov 29
Professor Peter Clarke, Professor of Modern British History, and former Master, Trinity Hall College, Cambridge University
The Two Careers of Winston S. Churchill