Vancouver Institute Fall 2009 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 2009 season comprises ten lectures, from September 19 to November 28, omitting October 10th (Thanksgiving).

Fall 2009 Lecture Schedule

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

Sep 19
Dr. Nigel Fisher, President and CEO, UNICEF Canada
Pandemics, Poverty, and Children
Sep 26 Dr. Nigel Lockyer, Director, TRIUMF, UBC
Quarks, Isotopes and the Future of Subatomic Physics
Oct 3 Dr. Charles Jencks, Architectural theorist, landscape architect and designer, Dumfries, Scotland
The Garden of Cosmic Speculation: Nature Talking to Nature
Oct 10 Thanksgiving—NO LECTURE
Oct 17
Dr. Mark Rosenzweig, Department of Economics, Yale University
The International Flow of Migrants: Causes and Consequences
Oct 24
Professor Sander Gilman, Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Psychiatry, Emory University, Georgia
Why Don't We Trust Our Food? Obesity and Infection Today
Oct 31
General John de Chastelain, OC, Former Chief of the Defence Staff, Canadian Armed Forces
The Northern Ireland Peace Process 1994–2009: Is It Working?
Nov 7 Dr. Laura Brandon, Chief Curator of War Art, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
What Is War Art?
Nov 14 Professor Bruce McNaughton, Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge
Memories and Sleep: The Trace Reactivation Theory of Memory Consolidation
Nov 21
Mr. Moshe Safdie, CC, Architect and Urban Designer, Sommerville, Massachusetts
Megascale, Order and Complexity
Nov 28
Dr. Grant Gillett, Chair, Bioethics Centre, University of Otago Medical School, New Zealand
Neuroethics and Human Identity