Author Shields lectures at Vancouver Institute

Governor General and Pulitzer Prize -winning author Carol Shields, The Intelligence of Dogs author UBC Psychology Prof. Stanley Coren, and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Martin Perl are among the speakers participating in The Vancouver Institute spring lecture series at UBC. This season marks the institute's 82nd year.

The free series begins Jan. 31 and continues to April 4. Lectures take place at 8:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall 2 of the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.

Recent books written by series speakers will be available at the door or at the UBC Bookstore.

Lectures in the series include:

Jan. 31: David Baines, "Lambs to the Slaughter: the VSE and the Exploitation of Speculation."

Feb. 7: Wayson Choy, "The Importance of Story: the Hunger for Personal Narrative."

Feb. 14: Richard White, "History as the Enemy of Memory: an Anatomy of Remembering."

Feb. 28: Michael Church, "A River in Time: the Natural History of the Fraser River."

March 7: Kal Holsti, "War in the 20th Century: Can We Do Better in the 21st?"

March 14: Martin Perl, "What Einstein Couldn't Have Known: Very Small Particles at Very High Densities."

March 21: Angeliki E. Laiou, "Two Versions of Christian Warfare: the Crusades and the Byzantine Empire."

March 28: Stanley Coren, "Dogs and People: the History and Psychology of a Relationship."

April 4: Carol Shields, "Making Words/Finding Stories."