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SFU Lecture Series: Think You Know Vancouver


Friday, January 7th, 2011 — 5:36pm PDT
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Think you know Vancouver? Think Again! In honor of Vancouver’s 125th anniversary coming up this year, SFU’s Department of History is presenting a series of frank and informative lectures from January to October.


1936 lecture in Vancouver. Photographer: Stuart Thomson. Vancouver Archives Item# CVA 99-4908

The inaugural lecture takes place January 27th and will be hosted by TV and Radio personality Charles Demers along with SFU Urban Studies professor Matt Hern. They will talk about Vancouver without rose-coloured glasses in an honest and witty discussion. Both are authors of recent books exploring various aspects of Vancouver’s history. This lecture will be held at SFU Harbour Centre downtown from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.

Future lecture dates in 2011:
February 24th, 2011 with Ilya Vinkovetsky
Topic: “I Can See Russia from My House”
Russian Colonization on the Northwest Coast, 1804-1867.
March 31st, 2011 with Jennifer Spear
Topic: “Captain George Vancouver goes to California”
April 28th, 2011 with Mary-Ellen Kelm
Topic: “The Flu of 1915” or “Rodeo in Vancouver”
May 26th, 2011 with Jack Little
Topic: “The picnic culture of early 20th century Vancouver”
June 30th, 2011 with Derryl McLean
Topic: “Realizing Muslim Community in Vancouver”
September 29th, 2011 with Allen Seager
Topic: “Vancouver’s First 50 Years”
October 27th, 2011 with Andrea Gieger
Topic: Japanese in Vancouver (TBA)

This is a free public lecture series however you will need to RSVP to the appropriate lecture online ahead of time.

2 comments

  1. ariane c says:

    Nice! We’ve got both Vancouver Special and The Prescription Errors in the house. Guess you could call us more than casual Demers fans! Thanks for posting – cool old photo, too.

  2. Sounds like it will be a great lecture series! Looking forward to going to a few of them.

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