Vancouver Institute Spring 2010 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 2010 season comprises ten lectures, from January 23 to April 24, omitting February 13th, 20th, and 27th (Olympics) and April 3rd (Easter).

Vehicle access to the campus on the days of several of the lectures will be affected by Olympics-related road closures. The UBC 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Secretariat has posted a guide to Getting Around. There is advice on vehicle access and a large scrollable campus map showing feasible routes here. Note in particular the paragraph about the Health Sciences Parkade, the preferred parking area for the Institute.

Spring 2010 Lecture Schedule

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

Jan 23
Dr. James Thomson, John D. MacArthur Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Human Pluripotent Stem Cells
Jan 30 Dr. Steve Miller, Professor of Classical Archaeology, and Director of the Nemea Excavations, University of California, Berkeley
A Rival to the Olympics: Excavating Ancient Nemea and Reviving the Nemean Games
Feb 6 Ms. Annabel Lyon, Author, Vancouver
An Evening With Annabel Lyon
Feb 13 Olympics—NO LECTURE
Feb 20 Olympics—NO LECTURE
Feb 27 Olympics—NO LECTURE—An announcement will be made when Professor Lollar's lecture, previously scheduled for this date, has been rescheduled.
Mar 6 Dr. Andrew Trites, Director, Marine Mammal Research Unit, UBC Fisheries Centre
Journey of the Blue Whale
Mar 13
8:00 p.m.

Dr. Bruce Kidd, OC, Dean, Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto
Sport and Legacy/Sustainability
Alternate location: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, University of British Columbia
Mar 20 Borealis String Quartet, Vancouver, B.C.
Lecture and Performance
Mar 27
Professor Erna Paris, Author, Toronto, Ontario
The Writer and Human Rights
Apr 3 Easter—NO LECTURE
Apr 10 Professor Tom Pedersen, Director, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS), and former Dean of Science, UVic
Responding to Global Warming: The Challenge, the Opportunity, & the Politics
Apr 17 Professor Doug Wallace, Director, Center for Molecular & Mitochondrial Medicine and Genetics, University of California at Irvine
Human Mitochondria: Window Into Our Origins, Ailments, and Longevity
Apr 24 Professor Rene Provost, Faculty of Law, McGill
Waltzing With al-Bashir: Juggling Peace and Justice in Darfur