Vancouver Institute Spring 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 Spring 2015 season comprises nine lectures, from January 24th to March 28th, omitting February 14th (midterm break).

Speaker photos still to come

Spring 2015 Lecture Schedule

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

Jan 24 Mr. Alberto J. Mora, Former General Counsel United States Navy, and Harvard Advance Leadership Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
On Cruelty: Costs and Consequences of America’s Use of Torture as a Weapon of War
Jan 31
Professor Daniel Bromley, Anderson-Bascom Professor of Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin – Madison
The Arab World in Disarray: Reasons, Reactions, Resolutions
Feb 7
Professor Janice Eng, Department of Physical Therapy, UBC
Stroke – New Evidence on Prevention and Recovery
Feb 14 Midterm Break—NO LECTURE
Feb 21 Mr. Joseph Boyden, Novelist, short story writer and academic, Adjunct Professor, UBC Creative Writing Program
The Orenda, Writing, and Approaching First Nations Issues in Canada
Feb 28 The UBC Opera Singers with Professor Richard Epp, Music Director, Opera Workshop, School of Music, UBC
Opera Comes to the Institute; From Mozart to Verdi!
Mar 7 Ms. Miriam Toews, Winner of Governor General's Award for Fiction
All My Puny Sorrows
Mar 14 Professor Nick Hedley, Department of Geography, and Director, Spatial Interface Research Lab, Simon Fraser University
Connecting Science, Citizens and Risk at the Intersection of Reality and Virtuality
Mar 21 Mr. Michael Audain, O.C., O.B.C., Art collector and philanthropist, West Vancouver, BC
The Art of Collecting. Encounters With Visual Art
Mar 28 Mr. Stefan Austermuhle, Executive Director, Mundo Azul, Conservation Non-governmental organization, Peru
Traveling With Dolphin Killers – What I Learned Working Undercover