Originally named Special Lectures, the series was renamed in 2012 to honour the late Dr. Ken Rozee, an outstanding microbiologist, a noted university professor, historian, mentor, and friend, widely recognized for his contributions to research and teaching. A former president of SCANS, Ken was always interested in sharing his science, his love of history and his other interests with students young and old. The name "Memorial Lectures" was changed to "Public Lectures" in 2016. These lectures serve to honour all recently-deceased SCANS members. A list of the past public lectures held in HRM is available here.
During the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, the public lecture series has been temporarily suspended.
Lectures are open to all. Registration is not required.
There is no charge for the lectures but freewill donations are gratefully accepted. Suggested donation: $5. A donation box will be available. Proceeds will be used to support future SCANS activities.
Please do NOT wear scents to lectures: some SCANS members have allergies.
CANCELLATIONS: If a Public Lecture must be cancelled, a notice will be posted on the SCANS homepage under 'Announcements'. During storm season, cancellations will be posted on the CBC Storm Centre website.