TRU dean of science Tom Dickinson has been involved and interested in Wells Gray Park for many years.

TRU dean of science Tom Dickinson has been involved and interested in Wells Gray Park for many years.

Tom Dickinson to talk about Charles Darwin

TRU dean of science with connection to Wells Gray Park to speak at Kamloops Library on April 19

On Thursday, April 19, Thompson-Nicola Regional Libraries, in partnership with Thompson Rivers University (TRU), will kick off the new Dean’s Lecture Series with Darwin’s Voyage Revisited: A Biologist’s Reflections hosted by Tom Dickinson, TRU dean of science.

Dickinson will retrace Darwin’s voyage on the Beagle and re-examine some of Darwin’s conclusions in light of contemporary scientific thinking about geology, ecology, and evolutionary biology.

The TRU dean of science is well known to many in the Clearwater area as he has been involved in the Wells Gray Park research and education centre for many years.

READ MORE: TRU shows design for research facility (Sept. 23, 2011)

The Dean’s Lecture Series will start just after 12 noon and take place over the lunch hour at the Kamloops Library. The lectures are free but registration is required.

May’s talk will feature Dr. Matti Haverila, chair of the Department of Marketing and International Business, with his talk entitled “Your Visit to a Wine Tasting Room … Did You Really Enjoy It?”

June will feature the last lecture for the season, with the Faculty of Nursing’s Dr. Florriann Fehr and Michelle Seibel discussing their research into bullying.



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Charles Darwin sailed on the Beagle as a naturalist from 1831 to 1836. He published On the Origin of Species in 1859.

Charles Darwin sailed on the Beagle as a naturalist from 1831 to 1836. He published On the Origin of Species in 1859.