Topical Lectures

Friday, February 17, 2012

12:00 PM-12:45 PM

John P. McGovern Award Lecture in the Behavioral Sciences: Joseph E. LeDoux, The Emotional Brain
Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science and University Professor, Center for Neurakl Science, New York University
Karen Bakker: Water Privatization, Urbanization, and Development
Professor of Geography and Director, Program on Water Governance, University of British Columbia; Canada Research Chair in Political Ecology
Michael Hayden: Translating the Benefits of the Genetic Revolution for Humankind
Professor of Medical Genetics; Director, Center for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia; Canada Research Chair in Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine
Steven MacLean: International S&T Collaboration
President, Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

12:00 PM-12:45 PM

Carl Wieman: A Scientific Approach to Science Education
Associate Director for Science, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the U.S. President
George Sarton Memorial Lecture in the History and Philosophy of Science: Robert Smith, Making Science Big: From Little Science to Megaprojects?
Professor of History and Classics, University of Alberta George Sarton Memorial Lecture in the History and Philosophy of Science
Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: The Medicine Wheel and Western Science
Senator, Parliament of Canada; Professor Emerita, University of Saskatchewan
Nobutaka Hirokawa: Kinesin Superfamily Molecular Motors: From Intracellular Transport to Brain Development, Wiring, and Learning and Memory
Distinguished Project Professor, Departments of Cell Biology and Anatomy, and Molecular Structure and Dynamics, University of Tokyo

Sunday, February 19, 2012

12:00 PM-12:45 PM

Donald B. Dingwell: Explosive Volcanism in the Earth System
Secretary General, European Research Council
Julio Montaner: Toward the Control of HIV and AIDS: Comprehensive Treatment as Prevention
Professor and Head of Division of AIDS, University of British Columbia; Director, BC Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Yolanda T. Moses: Origins of Social Inequality in Complex Societies
Professor of Anthropology, Vice Provost for Conflict Resolution, and the Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Excellence and Diversity, University of California, Riverside