The Vancouver Institute

Since 1916, the Vancouver Institute has brought the University of British Columbia and Vancouver community together through free public lectures and discussions. Driven by volunteer membership and donations, the Institute hosts influential academics and political leaders from around the world. The Global Reporting centre is proud to partner with The Vancouver Institute. In collaboration, both organizations support interdisciplinary ideas and a strong, community-driven culture at UBC.

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Upcoming Vancouver Institute Events


Join us for a free special lecture from the Outer Space Institute at UBC. The speaker will be Johann-Dietrich Wörner, President of Germany’s Academy of Science and Engineering, and former Director-General of the European Space Agency. The lecture will be held at the Roy Barnett Recital Hall in the School of Music at UBC.