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16th Annual Jared Stanley Memorial Lecture · Thursday, January 21st
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Start: Thursday, Jan. 21st, 7:00 pm
This is the 16th annual Jared Stanley memorial lecture. Due to restrictions on public gatherings, the event will be held as an online lecture.
The lecture is open to the public, not just club members.
The Jared Stanley Memorial Lecture is an event organized by the VOC in memory of UBC student Jared Stanley, who passed away while backcountry skiing near Mt. Seymour in 2005. We feel that the best tribute to Jared is to talk about risk and decision making in the mountains, and hopefully help people to continue to come home safe from the mountains we love. This is a great event that is worthwhile for people of all experience levels.
An annual memorial lecture was held for the first couple of years after Jared's death, but as many of Jared's friends and colleagues left UBC, running the event became more difficult. While Jared was not part of the VOC, he was the kind of guy who would have probably ended up involved in the club at some point, so we sort of adopted the organisation of the lectures.
In a typical year with no restrictions on travel and public gatherings, Anna and Bob Parton, fly out from Texas to attend. The Parton's are great speakers and great people. In previous years, after learning about SPOT devices from our guest speaker, a Search and Rescue team member, they promptly went out and bought the club a three pack of the devices because they felt that if such a device had existed back in 2005, then maybe Jared would still be with us.