November 2012

Killam Prize Symposium

How do we find things out? Four of Canada's top research scholars come together to discuss the idea of discovery. Is it an art or...

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Solar Dance

Vincent Van Gogh may be the most famous artist of the modern era. For historian Modris Eksteins, he is a symbol for the twentieth century...

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When Families Start Talking, Part 1

Even the best of families can run into trouble when grappling with the needs of aging parents, the demands of care-giving and the shifting dynamics...

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The Gender Trap, Part 2

In May, 2011, a Toronto family decided not to reveal the sex of their newborn baby. Only nine people in the world know whether baby...

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The Gender Trap, Part 1

For the past 20 years we've been hearing the claims from pop psychology to neuroscience: men and women, boys and girls, have different brains. The...

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Week of Nov 26

Monday, November 26 THE GENDER TRAP, Part 1 For the past twenty years we've been hearing the claims from pop psychology to neuroscience: men and...

The 2012 Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism

Nahlah Ayed, correspondent for CBC's The National, delivers the 2012 Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism at St. Thomas University in Fredericton. She's the author of,...

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Cyber/Master Class

Pinchas Zukerman is one of the world's greatest violinists. Conductor of Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra, he regularly goes down to a broom closet in...

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Spinoza

Baruch Spinoza was a 17th century lens grinder known for his precision optical work. But it was his philosophy that made this Dutch-Jewish thinker famous,...

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Wachtel On The Arts - Lera Auerbach

Eleanor Wachtel, host of Writers & Company, speaks with Lera Auerbach, a Russian-born American composer who's earned comparisons to Dmitri Shostakovich and has been declared...

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Royal and Ancient Golf and Gown

The ancient Scottish city of St. Andrews is home to the world's oldest golf course and one of the most venerable and prestigious institutions of...

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Week of Nov 19

Monday, November 19 ROYAL AND ANCIENT GOLF AND GOWN The ancient Scottish city of St. Andrews is home to the world's oldest golf course and...

The 2012 CBC Massey Lectures, "The Universe Within: From Quantum to Cosmos"

The Universe Within: From Quantum to Cosmos will be rebroadcast August 5 - 9. Every technology we rely on today was created by the...

Week of Nov 12

Monday, November 12 - Friday, November 16 THE UNIVERSE WITHIN: FROM QUANTUM TO COSMOS - THE 2012 CBC MASSEY LECTURES BY NEIL TUROK All the...

"The Universe Within: From Quantum to Cosmos" All the technologies we use and depend on are the products of the amazing human mind. Our curiosity...

The 2012 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture

Bob Watts has been involved in major indigenous issues in Canada for the past twenty years. An adjunct professor and fellow in the School of...

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The Grand Dame of Green Design

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander is this country's pre-eminent landscape architect. She is often referred to as a national treasure and her love of nature and respect...

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The Red Book, Part 2

Bound in red-leather, a hand-written and vividly illustrated manuscript by Carl Jung documents what he called his "confrontation with the unconscious," beginning around World War...

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Legends III: Legends of the Mushuau Innu

In contrast to headlines of gas sniffing and suicide in Labrador, are stories from the Mushuau Innu, a culture rich in humour and spirituality. These...

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The Enright Files - Courage

As Remembrance Day approaches, The Enright Files looks at courage. Michael Enright and his guests define the term, dissect the act and delve into why...

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Week of Nov 5

Monday, November 5 THE ENRIGHT FILES As Remembrance Day approaches, The Enright Files looks at courage. Michael Enright and his guests will define the term,...

Levelling the Playing Field

A renowned cardiovascular scientist and public policy visionary, Dr. Victor Dzau, Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University, is spearheading an international campaign to eliminate...

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Pondering the Patriation

Thirty years after pivotal constitutional negotiations, an Edmonton conference brings together many of the original participants to consider what happened and how it changed Canadian...

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