Vancouver Institute Fall 2013 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 2013 season comprises ten lectures, from September 21 to November 30, omitting October 12th (Thanksgiving).

Fall 2013 Lecture Schedule

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

Sep 21
Dr. Samantha Nutt, C.M., Executive Director, War Child Canada, and Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies and Aid
Sep 28 Professor Jo Anne Van Tilburg, Research Associate, The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California – Los Angeles
The Mystery of Easter Island
Oct 5 Dr. John Grace, O.C., Department of Chemical Engineering, UBC
Should We, and Can We, Phase Out Canada's Oil Sands?
Oct 12 Thanksgiving—NO LECTURE
Oct 19 Mr. Terry Fallis, Author and political consultant
Momus in Ottawa: Satire and the Search for Honesty in Politics
Oct 26
Ms. Marci McDonald, Canadian author and journalist
Religion and Politics: Is Canada Becoming More Like the United States?
Nov 2
Professor Ron Deibert, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto
Under Cover of the Net: Surveillance, Privacy, and the Dark Side of Cyberspace
Nov 9 Professor Neil Cashman, Brain Research Centre, UBC
Neurodegenerative Diseases: The Distorted Origami of Protein Misfolding
Nov 16 Ms. Mary Janigan, Author and Political Journalist, Toronto
Let the Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark
Nov 23 Mr. Mark Mazzetti, Journalist, The New York Times
America’s Shadow War
Nov 30 Prof. Alex Himelfarb, Director of the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, York University, and Former Clerk of The Privy Council
Tax Isn't a Four-letter Word