Using evolution to improve the quality of everyday life

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 22:30

Peter Underhill visits HESP

Please join us October 11 as research associate scientist Dr. Peter Underhill of Stanford University leads journal club at 10:30 and a seminar at 3:30. Dr. Underhill's research involves the molecular analysis of human DNA sequence variation in human populations. He has been doing pioneering research on human Y chromosome diversification since 1992 that has led to the development of a robust gene tree that elegantly defines numerous Y chromosome varieties with distinctive geographic localization.

David Sloan Wilson speaks at SFU-Harbour Centre


"Using evolution to improve the quality of everyday life"


Evolution is not only a theory that explains the diversity of life–it can also be used to improve the quality of everyday life. I will explain how Darwin’s theory provides a powerful public policy toolkit and provide examples ranging from empowering neighborhoods, to teaching at-risk students, to rethinking economics.

In conjunction with the HECC seminar series on the evolution of religion, cooperation and morality, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology Dr. David Sloan Wilson gives a lecture at the SFU-Harbour Centre on September 11, 2012 at 7:30pm.