Public Lectures and Events

St. Mark's College regularly holds public lectures and courses on topics of broad interest. We can also bring one of our speakers to your parish or community!

Upcoming Events

The Permanent Diaconate in Three Inspiring Sessions

Mass of the Holy Spirit

17th Annual Fundraising Breakfast

 

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Previous Events and Offerings

Carr Lecture Series

The Carr Lectures, co-sponsored by St. Mark's College and the Newman Association of Vancouver, celebrate the legacy of  Fr. Henry Carr, a Basilian priest who was instrumental for Catholic education in Canada

1992

Rev. James Hanrahan, CSB

Principal, St. Mark’s College

 

Lecture: Christian Wisdom and Secular Knowledge

Lecture: Unfinished Business: Contemporary Concerns

 

1993

Dr. Suzanne Scorsone

Director of Communications and Catholic Family Life Office, Archdiocese of Toronto

Commissioner, Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies (Baird Commission)

 

Lecture: New Reproductive Technologies and the Definition of Family

Lecture: New Reproductive Technologies and the Incarnation

 

1994

Judge John T. Noonan

Consultant, Papal Commission for Study of Problems of Population, Family and Birth

Editor, Natural Law Forum, Natural Law Institute, Notre Dame Law School

Author, Contraception: A History of Its Treatment by the Catholic Theologians and Canonists

 

Lecture: The Nature of the Natural Law

Lecture: The Development of Moral Doctrine

 

1996

Archbishop Marcel Gervais

President, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

 

Lecture: The Sanctity of Christian Family Life

Lecture: Christian Humanism and Family Life

 

2012                                                                                                   

Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ

Astronomer, The Vatican Observatory

 

Lecture: Pluto and the Vatican: How Do Science and Religion Handle Changes in Our Understanding of Reality

Lecture: Discarded Worlds: Astronomical Ideas that Were Almost Correct

 

In partnership with the UBC Department of Physics and Astronomy

 

2014

Sr. Nuala Kenny, OC, BA, MD, FRCP

Pediatrician

Member, Archdiocesan Commission of Enquiry into the Sexual Abuse of Children by Members of the Clergy (The Winter Commission), Archdiocese of St. John’s

Author, Healing the Church; Diagnosing and Treating the Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis

 

Lecture: Diagnosing and Treating Child and Youth Sexual Abuse: Insights from the Empirical Sciences and Theology

Lecture: Social Justice and the Common Good: Current Issues in Health Care

 

Co-Sponsored by The W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics (CAE), School of Population and Public Health, The University of British Columbia and St. Paul’s Hospital

 

2016

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB

Archdiocese of Vancouver

 

Lecture: Love, Mercy and Forgiveness: Pope Francis and the Future of the Catholic Church

 

2017

Dr. Angus Reid, PhD

Chairman, Angus Reid Institute

Canada’s best-known and longest-practicing pollster

 

Lecture: Faith and Society