Chief justice one of series' speakers
Genes, bees and Troy among Vancouver Institute's spring topics
Canada's new chief justice Beverley McLachlin and Canadian author and
playwright Silver Donald Cameron are among the speakers in the Vancouver
Institute free public lecture series at UBC which runs every Saturday to
All lectures take place at 8:15 p.m. in Woodward Instructional Resources Centre
lecture hall 2.
Upcoming lectures include:
- Feb. 5: Daryl Duke, "Redefining English Canada: The Failure of the
- Feb. 12: Prof. Mark Winston, "Nature Wars: Pests vs. People."
- Feb. 19: Nik Gowing, "Information in War and Emergencies: Who Really
Commands the High Ground."
- Feb. 26: Prof. Virginia Valian, "The Advancement of Women: Why So
- March 4: Prof. Brian Rose, "New Excavations at Ancient Troy."
- March 11: Beverley McLachlin, "The Role of the Courts in a Modern
- March 18: Prof. Walter Kohn, "Through a Glass Darkly: A Physicist
Looks at the Future."
- March 25: Silver Donald Cameron, "Energy, Environment and the Left."
- April 1: Sharon Pollock, "Will Theatre Survive?"
- April 8: Panel discussion: Prof. Michael Hayden, Prof. Gert-Jan
van Ommen, Prof. Lap-Chee Tsui, and Francis Collins, "The Human Genome Project:
Where Do We Go from Here?"
- April 15: John Stackhouse, "The End of Development." The spring
series started Jan. 22 with Prof. Brett Finlay's lecture, "Confronting the
Microbe Menace." Recent books published by series speakers will be available
at the door and the UBC Bookstore.
call UBC-INFO, 604-822-4636.