Vancouver Institute Fall 2012 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 2012 season comprises eight lectures, from September 29 to December 1, omitting October 8th (Thanksgiving) and November 10th (Remembrance).

Fall 2012 Lecture Schedule

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

Sep 29 Mr. Jeffrey Simpson, Columnist and Political Commentator, The Globe and Mail
Chronic Condition: Dragging Canadian Health Care Into the 21st Century
Oct 6 Thanksgiving—NO LECTURE
Oct 13 Dr. John McArthur, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute, Former CEO Millennium Promise and Deputy Director, UN Millennium Project
Millennium Development Goals: Lessons for the Next Generation
Oct 20
Mr. Matthew Horne, et al.
B.C.’s Energy Policy: A Solution or a Problem?
Oct 27 Ms. Chantal Hébert, O.C., National Affairs writer, The Toronto Star
French Kiss: The Quebec Factor in Federal Politics
Nov 3 Professor Sarah Otto, Department of Zoology, UBC
The Evolution and Loss of Biological Diversity
Nov 10 Remembrance—NO LECTURE
Nov 17 Professor Nicholas Rawlins, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Oxford University and Professor of Psychology
Pain, the Brain and Decisions
Nov 24 Professor Jerry Wasserman, Head, Theatre and Film Department, UBC
Being at Home With Elvis: Canadian Theatre and American Power
Dec 1 Professor Thomas Flanagan, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary
Harper’s Team: Behind the Scenes in the Conservative Rise to Power