Vancouver Institute Fall 2011 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 2011 season comprises nine lectures, from September 24 to November 26, omitting October 8th (Thanksgiving).
Note: Photos still to come.

Fall 2011 Lecture Schedule

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

Sep 24
Professor Andrew Weaver, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria
Generation Us: The Challenge of Global Warming
Oct 1 Professor Joel Bakan, Faculty of Law, UBC
Childhood Under Siege: How Big Business Targets Children
Oct 8 Thanksgiving—NO LECTURE
Oct 15 Mr. Charles Emmerson, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, London, and Head of the Global Risk Team, Davos
Canada and the Geopolitics of Oil and Gas
Oct 22 Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, B.C. Representative for Children and Youth, Victoria, BC
Who Speaks for the Child? The Role of a Public Advocate
Oct 29 Professor George Saliba, Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
What Did Galileo Know of Arabic/Islamic Science and How Did He Know It?
Nov 5 Mr. Andrew Coyne, Columnist, The Globe and Mail
Democracy and Freedom: Strange Bedfellows
Nov 12 Professor Andrew Trites, Director, Marine Mammal Research Unit, Fisheries Centre, UBC
The Puzzling Disappearance of Sea Lions in Alaska: Is the North Pacific Ecosystem on the Verge of Collapse?
Nov 19 Professor Matthew Farrer, Professor, Department of Medical Genetics,, Canada Excellence Research Chair, Brain Research Centre, UBC
Genetics of Parkinson Disease: Paradigm Shifts and Future Prospects
Nov 26
Professor Robert Silverman, School of Music, UBC
Hammering the Klavier: Beethoven's Earthshaking and Bone-crushing Masterpiece