Vancouver Institute Spring 2014 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 2014 season comprises ten lectures, from January 18th to March 29th, omitting February 22nd (midterm break).

Speaker photos still to come

Spring 2014 Lecture Schedule

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

Jan 18 Dr. Wade Davis, Anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author and photographer
The Sacred Headwaters: The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena and Nass
Jan 25
Dr. David A. Kessler. M.D., Former Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and Former Dean, University of California–San Francisco Medical School
The End of Overeating
Feb 1 Dr. William Raduchel, Strategic Advisor, Daily Mail and General Trust, and Adjunct Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
Will Technology Save Us or Doom Us?
Feb 8 Professor Michael Meany, CM, CQ, FRSC, Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University
Is Adult Behaviour Determined Early In Life? The Mystery of Epigenetics
Feb 15 Mr. Bob Rennie, Founder, Rennie Marketing Systems, Vancouver
Why Collect Art? Who Cares?
Feb 22 Midterm Break—NO LECTURE
Mar 1 Professor Joan Connelly, Department of Classics, New York University
The Parthenon Enigma: A New Understanding of Greece’s Most Iconic Building
Mar 8
Professor Mark MacLachlan, Department of Chemistry, UBC
Bug Shells and Butterfly Wings: New Materials Inspired by Nature
Mar 15
Professor Molly Carnes, M.D., Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Why Are John and David More Likely to Become Department Chair Than Joan or Jamal?
Mar 22 Mr. Eric MacDonald, International Criminal Court, The Hague
Crimes Against Humanity in the Democratic Republic of Congo: The Challenges of Investigating and Prosecuting Cases Before the International Criminal Court
Mar 29
Bio revised
Professor Rashid Sumaila, Director & Professor, Fisheries Economics Research Unit, UBC Fisheries Centre
The Sustainability of the Global Ocean