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Thursday September 11th, 2014 7:00 PM
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario
Tickets for this event were SOLD OUT on September 7th, 2014.

An Evening of Reflection

Join us as Dr. Jane Goodall reflects on the extraordinary change the world has seen since she first began her research of chimpanzees at Gombe Stream in 1960.

The lecture begins at 7:00 PM in Western University's Alumni Hall and will be followed by a Q & A and book signing by Dr. Goodall.

Complimentary parking will be available in Western's Huron Flats and South Valley lots and can be located using this map of Western's campus (PDF).

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall

Dr. Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, began her landmark study of chimpanzees in Tanzania in June 1960, under the mentorship of famed anthropologist and paleontologist Dr. Louis Leakey. Her extraordinary work at the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve opened our eyes to the complexity and richness of chimpanzee communities, and forced us to reconsider our relationship to other species - even what it means to be human.

In 1977 Dr. Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute, a global organization supporting the research at Gombe in addition to programs for research, education, community development and conservation. Travelling an average of 300 days per year, Dr. Goodall speaks about the threats facing chimpanzees and other environmental concerns, and her reasons for hope in these complex times.

In 2002, Dr. Goodall was appointed UN Messenger of Peace. Others honours include Japan's prestigious Kyoto Prize, and England's highest honour - Dame of the British Empire - awarded to Dr. Goodall in February 2004 in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Join Dr. Goodall as she reflects on the incredible insights her research has offered into our closest animal relatives, and the extraordinary change the world has seen since she first began her research in 1960. She will also discuss the current threats facing the planet, the need for change, and her reasons for hope; including the importance of empowering our youth to become environmental stewards.