Nancy Tuana, professor of philosophy and director, Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State University. An overview of the organization and work of the collaborative program on the Ethical Dimensions of Climate Change, with a focus on our efforts, initiated at a side event at the 2007 UN Convention on Climate Change, to examine ethical issues raised by the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This lecture is made possible by a grant from the Beatty Memorial Lectures Committee.
Professor Steven Wexler, Faculty of Law, UBC, will perform his own translation of Plato's "Apology." Prof. Wexler is an established scholar of classical Greek legal concepts and this performance represents the culmination of much of his work. (The) Apology (of Socrates) is Plato's version of the speech given by Socrates as he defends himself against the charges of being a man "who corrupted the young, did not believe in the gods, and created new deities."
Nikoleta Juretic, Dept of Biology, McGill
Africa is the worst affected by the health workforce crisis. This forum will facilitate an analysis of what works, what has not worked and why, and how to accelerate progress. It will act as a launching pad for a global action plan.
An international partnering meeting focused on accelerating the development of medicines for neglected diseases of the developing world. Join leaders from the biopharmaceutical industry, potential funders and international health experts to foster collaborations and seek new, market-based solutions.
A lecture about the "World of Deco-Style Streamlined Locomotives, Ocean Liners, and Luxury Resorts," by Marc H. Choko, architect, planner and director of design at UQAM.
Evidence Soup for the Policy-Makers Soul: Has 20 years of health services research made a difference?
UBC's Centre for Health Services and Policy Research 2008 conference brings together Canadian and international leaders in health services research to look at how evidence intersects with policy-making, politics, the media agenda, public opinion and the law.
The conference brings together public health professionals to encourage the exchange of scientific and public health information on global emerging infectious disease issues.
Please join us for our monthly participatory research seminar series with this month's guest, Dr. Allen Dietrich - Dartmouth Medical School and member of the U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce. RSVP. Light refreshments will be served.
An exhibition of student work from the Summer Course Abroad 2007 in Greece and from the Summer Study in Italy program in Florence. Monday to Friday, 9 to 5. Vernissage on Monday, March 10, from 5 to 7 pm.