Posted by: gcarkner | August 3, 2017

GFCF Lecture Schedule for 2017-18

  1. Wednesday, October 25 @ 4:00 p.m. Chemistry D200, 2036 Main Mall– Rabbi Lord Sir Jonathan Sacks, philosopher, theologian, politician, one of the UK’s top public intellectuals, former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregation of the Commonwealth 1991-2013. Baron Sacks will be brought to us by video. Response by: Dr. Olav Slaymaker, Professor Emeritus Geography, UBC

The Dignity of Difference versus the Clash of Civilizations: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Speaks to the Positive Moral Contribution of Religion in our Globalized World

  1. Wednesday, November 29 @ 4:00 p.m., MacLeod Building 254, 2356 Main Mall– Dr. Thomas Heilke, Professor of Political Science, and Associate Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, UBC Okanagan

 Discerning the Times: Rethinking the Foundations and Sources of Democracy


  1. Wednesday, January 31, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m. – Dr. William Newsome, Neurobiologist, Stanford University

 Of Two Minds: A Neuroscientist Balances Science and the Big Questions


  1. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m. – Expert Medical Panel Discussion on Mitigating the Addiction Crisis
  • John Koehn, Addiction Medical Practitioner, New Westminster, Royal Columbia Hospital, completed a Fellowship under Dr. Evan Wood, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

  • Jay Wong, Psychiatry Resident UBC—St. Paul’s Hospital, Providence Health.

  • Jadine Cairns, Nutritionist, Children’s Hospital, Specialist in Eating Disorders

  • Gabriel Loh, Doctor of Pharmacology UBC—Clinical Coordinator Pharmacy Proctice, Richmond Hospital, Vancouver Coastal Health, Clinical Assistant Professor UBC

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