Public lectures and events

Saturday Forum | Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 10:30 AM

Bees can teach us powerful lessons about how we humans can better understand our place in nature, engage with people and events with greater focus and clarity, interact better in our relationships and communities, and open ourselves to a deeper understanding of who we are as individuals, communities and a species. The author of the award-winning Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive will talk about his 30 years of walking into apiaries and the lessons he has learned from a life among the bees.

Admission to these forums is free and open to all adults.

Please note: Published time in the brochure is incorrect.

This free event is co-sponsored by the SFU Seniors Lifelong Learning Society.

Date(s): Sat, Jan 7, 10:30 a.m - 12:20 p.m. 

Location: Room 1800, SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre)

Admission: Free and open to all adults, but please register.

Related topic(s): Liberal Arts


Mark L. Winston

Mark L. Winston is the recipient of the 2015 Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction for his book Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive. One of the world’s leading experts on bees and pollination, Dr. Winston is also an internationally recognized researcher, teacher and writer. He directed Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue for 12 years, where he founded the Centre’s Semester in Dialogue, a program that creates student leadership development opportunities that contribute to social change in communities.

As a consultant and thought leader, Dr. Winston partners with universities, corporations, NGOs, governments and communities to advance communication skills, engage public audiences with controversial issues through dialogue, and implement experiential learning and community engagement in educational institutions. As an award-winning writer and editor, he works with students, scientists, other professionals and writers to develop compelling non-fiction, from proposals and newspaper opinion pieces to manuscripts and books.

He is currently a professor and senior fellow in Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue, and a professor of biological sciences.



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