Wade Davis in the house, Oct 27th, 11am at the Freddy Wood.

Wade Davis is cool. As close to a real life Indiana Jones as you can find. He is a noted author, anthropologist, and has one of the greatest jobs ever – he is a National Geographic Explorer. He’s also one of the nicest persons I’ve met and was as gracious as can be when he was last here at UBC (you can catch that awesome talk here).

Anyway, he’s coming back to UBC on the 27th of October (11am at the Freddy Wood), courtesy of the Vancouver Evolution Festival (more on this group later), and it’s free! Free!

Because of this attractive price tag, and because it’s also a first come first serve sort of thing. I’d come early since the Freddy Wood only holds about 400 people.

p.s. his shit-knife story is awesome, and it’s (of course) better live.

For now, if you don’t have time to check out his 1 hour talk (in the link above), you can watch this TED talk.

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David (@ng_dave) is Faculty at the Michael Smith Labs. His writing has appeared in places such as McSweeney's, The Walrus, and boingboing.net. He plans on using Terry as another place to highlight the mostly science-y links he appreciates. In fact, if you liked this one, you might also like his main site generally - this can be found at popperfont.net.

5 Responses to “Wade Davis in the house, Oct 27th, 11am at the Freddy Wood.”

  1. » Terry Love abaculus

    […] I can’t make National Geographic explorer Wade Davis’s free talk next Monday (27th October). “Can’t” being a word that means “I could choose […]

  2. David Ng

    Click on the Freddy Wood link above. Should take you to a campus map detailing Freddy Wood theatre (technically known as Frederick Wood).

  3. Shelby

    What a wonderful experience led by such a brilliant, powerfully humanizing man! (And how worth it it was, even if I had to skip my econ class!)

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