The Vancouver Institute Presents
The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Lecture

Making a Life On a Tough New Planet

April 9, 2011 – 8:15 p.m.

Professor William McKibben
Scholar in Residence
Middlebury College, Vermont

Described by the Boston Globe as “the nation’s leading environmentalist,” Professor McKibben is the author of more than a dozen books, including The End of Nature, Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age and Deep Economy. A former staff writer for the New Yorker, he writes often for Harper’s, National Geographic and The New York Review of Books, among other publications.

McKibben is the founder of the environmental organizations Step It Up and, a global warming awareness campaign that co-ordinated what CNN called “the most widespread day of political action in the planet’s history” in October 2009.

Vancouver Institute lectures are free and open to the public.

Location:  Woodward Instructional Resource Centre, Lecture Theatre #2.  Directions are available here. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

The Vancouver Institute was established in 1916 to serve as a liaison between “town and gown” in providing lectures of general public interest.  For more information about the Vancouver Institute, please visit

Spring is back, and so is the Asian Library’s annual book sale! This sale, which is part of the Asian Library Open House, features new, used and hard-to-find books and magazines in different Asian languages (mainly Chinese and Korean), with some in English. Prices range from 10 cents to $10, but most titles are only 50 cents! So come along and bring a tote bag with you. ALL ITEMS CASH and CARRY.

The book sale takes place on Saturday, April 9 at the Asian Library from noon to 4:30 p.m.

Same day at Asian Centre:

IDENTIVERSE: Group Exhibition of UBC 3rd Year Painting & 4th Year Art Theory

Some of the exhibit shown in part one of the Open House continues to be on display on the Library’s upper floor.

Vancouver Mokuyokai’s 27th Annual Ohanami
(Cherry Blossom Viewing Festival)

Celebrate spring under the cherry blossoms with a tea ceremony, garden tour, haiku writing, kamishibai (Japanese storytelling), origami, yukata-dressing, Japanese food and traditional music at UBC’s Nitobe Memorial Garden, an authentic Japanese garden illuminated by lantern for this special event. At 6 p.m., ring the Pacific Bell outside the Asian Centre and send your prayers to those affected by the earthquake in Japan.

For more details please visit the Vancouver Mokuyokai Society.

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