Vancouver Institute Spring 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 Spring 2012 season comprises nine lectures, from January 28th to March 31st, omitting February 18th (midterm break).

Spring 2012 Lecture Schedule

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

Jan 28
Professor Patricia Churchland, Department of Philosophy, University of California – San Diego
Morality and the Brain
Feb 4 Professor Ken Sharpe, Department of Political Science, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania
Practical Wisdom: The Right Way To Do the Right Thing
Feb 11 Dr. John Grunsfeld, Deputy Director, Space Telescope Science Institute and Former NASA Astronaut, Baltimore, Maryland
A Hubble Adventure: Repairing the Telescope and Its Exciting New Discoveries
Feb 18 Midterm Break—NO LECTURE
Feb 25
Professor Lawrence Krauss, School of Earth and Space Exploration and Physics Department, Arizona State University
Life, the Universe, and Nothing: A Cosmic Mystery Story
Mar 3 Ms. Elizabeth Hay, Canadian Novelist and winner of the Giller Prize, 2007, Ottawa
The Writer as Returned Traveller
Mar 10
Professor Peter Dauvergne, Director, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of BC
The Big Brand Takeover of Sustainability
Mar 17
Ms. Alexandra Morton, Marine Biologist, B.C.
If We Want Wild Salmon, It Is Up To Us
Mar 24
Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Master, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University
Herculaneum: From Ashes to Ashes
Mar 31
Professor Stephen Ward, Director, Center for Journalism Ethics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Media Ethics on the Digital Frontier