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Jane Goodall Coming to Calgary Oct 24

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World-famous primatologist, environmentalist and UN Messenger of Peace, Dr. Jane Goodall will deliver a public lecture at the Jubilee Auditorium at 7pm on Sunday, October 24, 2010, presented by the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada (JGI) in partnership with the Faculty of Arts.

2010 represents an enormous landmark for the Jane Goodall Institute and its founder, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE. Fifty years ago, Goodall first set foot on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in what is now Tanzania’s Gombe National Park. The chimpanzee behavioral research she pioneered there has produced a wealth of scientific discovery. In the last 50 years, her vision has expanded into a global mission to empower people to make a difference for all living things.

“Jane Goodall’s visit to Calgary is a tremendous opportunity for students and researchers of anthropology, but more than that, she is a change-maker and an inspiration to people across all disciplines and walks of life,” says Dr. Kevin McQuillan, Dean of the Faculty of Arts.

In her presentation, 50 Years of Chimps and Change, Dr. Goodall will reflect—both personally and professionally—on the meaning of the past five decades, the extraordinary changes the world has seen since 1960, and the impact these changes have had on people, animals and the environment we all share.

Tickets are on sale now.