Vancouver Institute Fall 2015 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 2015 season comprises nine lectures, from September 26th to November 28th, omitting October 10th (Thanksgiving).

Fall 2015 Lecture Schedule

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

Sep 26 Mr. Ronald Wright, Novelist, historian and essayist, Saltspring Island, BC
The Gold Eaters
Oct 3 Professor Vaclav Smil, CM, Department of Geography, University of Manitoba
Energy and the Environment: Dangerous Myths and Hard Realities
Oct 10 Thanksgiving—NO LECTURE
Oct 17 Ms. Sheila Watt-Cloutier, OC, Activist, author and politician, International Chair, Inuit Circumpolar Council
The Right To Be Cold— One Woman’s Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic, and the Whole Planet
Oct 24 Professor Jennifer Berdahl, Sauder School of Business, UBC
Gender and Diversity In Organizations: From Fixing the Women To Liberating the Men
Oct 31 Mr. Mohamed Fahmy, Former English Bureau Chief, Al Jazeera, Egypt Office
Nov 7
Professor Janice Stein, CM, OO, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto
The Middle East In Flames: The Drive For Purification
Nov 14 Dr. Patrick Taylor, Novelist and Professor Emeritus, UBC Faculty of Medicine
An Evening With an Irish Country Doctor
Nov 21
Professor Neil Turok, Director, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Waterloo
The Astonishing Simplicity of Everything
Nov 28 Mr. Preston Manning, PC, CC, AOE, Founder and CEO, Manning Centre for Building Democracy
Reforming Canadian Democracy: Looking Back and Looking Ahead