Quinn Memorial Lecture

Join us at the Spring 2020 Quinn Memorial Lecture featuring Dr. Lynn Nadel, Regents’ Professor Emeritus, University of Arizona.

April 23, 2020
Registration: 4:15 – 5:00 pm
Lecture and Q&A: 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Reception: 6:30 – 7:30 pm

There will be light appetizers and a cash bar at the reception.

Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
Jack Poole Hall
6163 University Boulevard
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Dr. Lynn Nadel is one of the world’s major contributors to our understanding of the role of the hippocampus in learning, memory, and spatial navigation. His first book, written with Nobel laureate John O’Keefe, “The Hippocampus as a Cognitive Map” has been described as one of the most influential books in the field of neuroscience published in the past 50 years. The ideas captured in that book changed the field of memory research when it was first published in 1978. In 1997, Dr. Nadel changed the field of memory again, publishing a new theory of hippocampal function with his long-time collaborator and friend Morris Moscovitch at the University of Toronto, “Multiple Trace Theory” has generated well over 3,000 publications in the field and has resulted in fundamental changes to our understanding of disorders affecting memory, including amnesia, Alzheimer’s disease, Down Syndrome, and epilepsy.


The annual Quinn Memorial Lecture brings together the UBC Psychology community and friends for an evening of dialogue and a chance to learn first-hand about some of the most innovative psychology research from renowned experts. The lecture is made possible by a generous gift to our department from prominent alumnus, Dr. Michael J. Quinn (1927-2004). Learn more.