2016 Fall Schedule for VSHA Sunday Speakers
All talks 10:00 AM, Cedar Hill Rec Centre, Finlayson & Cedar Hill Road
[note: timing (order) of last three talks subject to confirmation]
September 18 Cicero – Rome’s First Humanist Robert Light, MFA
VP VSHA and Director of Victoria’s Shakespeare-by-the-Sea will tell us about
this key Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul,
and constitutionalist.
October 2 Mycological Adventures Bryce Kendrick, PhD
Professional Mycologist and Principal of Mycologue – The world of fungi is
largely hidden; perhaps that’s what makes it exciting.
October 16 Breakthrough Thinking (“thinking outside the box”) Ray Travers, MF, RPF
Too often, defenders of the status quo claim “there is no alternative” (TINA),
which says more about their knowledge and skills than what is actually possible.
This talk will explain ways to practice the “art of the impossible”.
October 30 April Quo Vadis Workshop Report and Discussion Barrie Webster & Rob Light
What you told us and where it can lead us – your opportunity to discuss the
results and help plot our course.
November 13 BC’s Water Sustainability Act – Social Implications Oliver Brandes, MEcon, JD
Co-Director and Lead, Water Sustainability Project on Ecological Governance,
Centre for Global Studies, Faculty of Law and School of Public Policy, UVic
November 27 Modern History of Iraq, a secular nation – East and West Falah Jassim, MA
Canadian/Iraqi Writer and Translator and English Scholar, Sirte Oil Co. Libya;
Al-Fateh University, Tripoli, Libya; Al-Turath University College, Baghdad,
Iraq; and Sur College of Applied Sciences, Sur, Oman.
December 11 Foreign Aid: What’s been Going On? Neil Mussell, MA, MA
VSHA member with 30 years’ experience in foreign aid programs through the
Canadian International Development Agency and Canadian embassies in Africa
and South America.
December 18 VSHA Winter Solstice Party