2017 Spring Schedule for Sunday Meeting Events
Note: Our 2017 Fall Schedule of talks will be available soon.
2017 Spring Schedule for VSHA Sunday Speakers
All talks 10:00 AM, Cedar Hill Rec Centre, Finlayson & Cedar Hill Road
January 15 Thinking Like a Watershed: the Future of Water Law and Policy in BC Dr. Oliver Brandes, POLIS, UVic
Legislation for water sustainability is one thing. Viewing a watershed as an integrated whole, including its inhabitants, gives a whole new perspective.
January 29 Annual General Meeting
February 12 Celebration of Charles Darwin’s 208th birthday Robert Light/Barrie Webster, VSHA
Darwin’s voyage on the HMS Beagle at the age of 22-27 was an adventure that was second to none. In spite of hardship, he came of age, and developed his capacity for independent thinking based on scientific observation.
February 26 Advance Care Planning Bob Hope & Harry Lewis, Hillside Srs Health Centre
What kind of health and personal care would you want if you were unable to speak for yourself? Do you have a Substitute Decision Maker? Have you written down your wishes, and talked with healthcare providers and financial or legal professionals?
March 12 Critical Thinking, Stereotypes, & Bias Dr. Audrey Yap, Philosophy, UVic
Humanists rely on critical thinking to sort out what is real and what is not.
March 26 Indigenous Rights & Prior Consent & the 94 recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Dr. Rebecca Johnson, Law, UVic
The rights of our First Nations peoples are now understood through our recognition of the effects of colonialism, pasts efforts to erase their culture, and the abuses through the stewardship of residential schools by the main stream churches? How does this affect Canada’s rush to develop its resource base?
April 9 Gut-Brain Communication Dr. Ed Ishiguro, Emeritus, UVic
Did you know that your digestive system and your brain have an intimate relationship with each other?
April 23 Environmental Health and Children Dr. Glenys Webster, Health Sciences, SFU
Development of the embryo, the infant, and the young child are all vulnerable to many environmental factors. And it’s much more delicate than we used to think.
May 7 Earthquakes Speaker TBA
July 2 Summer Solstice Party, pot luck lunch, 11:30-1:00 pm, Victoria Shakespeare by the Sea