January 20, 2015

Presented by Marilyn Bowman, Professor Emerita, SFU

Tuesday January 20, 2015, 114 Halpern Centre, 11:30 am

Abstract:  Ladakh was an ancient Himalayan kingdom before becoming a part of Kashmir in NW India. Its main towns are high on the Tibetan plateau, separating it in distinctive ways from the Kashmir of beautiful mountain streams, lakes, Persian gardens, and weeping willows.  The Tibetan culture on the plateau is mixed with that of distant tribes, and with traders from India and China, in a landscape that is stark except for deep valleys sprinkled with poplars that turn golden in the fall.

Presenter: Marilyn Bowman graduated with a PhD from McGill and taught at Queens University before being recruited to the Department of Psychology at SFU in 1976. She served as the Department Chair for five years, as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, and on the Senate as Vice-Chair and on the Board of Governors as Deputy Chairman. Since her retirement in 2005, Marilyn has been travelling and painting. She also served as President of SFURA for a term.

This is the first in the Spring 2015  SFURA Speakers Program. Presentations are free and open to all members of SFU and the public.  No reservations are required.  They are held at 11:30 am on Tuesdays with a talk of approximately 50 minutes, plus a short question period.

Members of the audience are invited to join the speaker and executive board for lunch at the Diamond Alumni Centre following the talk.