"The Vancouver Institute starts its Spring lecture season with a talk by Anthropologist, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and CBC Massey Lecture super-star Wade Davis this Saturday night. Davis, whom David Suzuki has called “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity”, will be speaking on the topic of The Sacred Headwaters region of BC. Expect a to hear about the region’s beauty as well as the threats to it. Davis is a gifted speaker, and as far as I’m concerned, listening to him talk about the benefits of vacuum cleaners would likely be compelling. But on the Sacred Headwaters, salmon and the threat of environmental devastation? Sign me up. This is going to be a good use of time."