“Interconnected – Our Environment and Social (In)equality”

The UBC Himalaya Program is hosting a dialogue between UBC faculty member Dr. Wade Davis (Department of Anthropology), and H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa. The title of this event is “Interconnected – Our Environment and Social (In)equality”. We are pleased to partner with the Karma Kagyu Association of Canada and Thrangu Monastery to welcome H.H. the Karmapa to the University of British Columbia as part of his first visit to Canada.

Event Details:
Date: THURSDAY, JUNE 22nd, 2017
Time: 3PM – 5PM
Venue: The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Road, UBC

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About the Speakers:


Deeply committed to social justice, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa is an innovator within his own tradition. Drawing on years of intensive Buddhist training and passionate sensitivity, the Karmapa has inspired millions of people worldwide to take action on the major challenges facing the globe today such as consumerism, gender inequality and the environmental crisis.



Wade Davis is Professor of Anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia. Between 1999 and 2013 he served as Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. Author of 20 books, he has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.” In 2016 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.




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