12th Annual Jared Stanley Memorial Lecture

December 7th 2016


This is a Varsity Outdoor Club event that ACC Members
have been invited to as guests

See the VOC Posting For more Details http://www.ubc-

In January 2005, Jared Stanley, a UBC student, passed away
while back country skiing on Mount Seymour. 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. The VOC decided to adopt
the lecture series and every year since, the VOC has hosted
the Jared Stanley Memorial Lecture: this year’s will be the 12th
installment. While Jared wasn’t a
VOCer, he’s the sort of guy that probably would have ended
up knocking on the VOC’s door at some point, so we sort of
adopted him and the lecture.

Jared’s family, Anna and Bob Parton, fly out from Texas every
year to attend the lecture and speak a little bit about Jared.
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. Much like
the VOC sort of adopted Jared, the Partons sort of adopted
the VOC.

The Parton’s memories of Jared will be followed by a talk
given by Alec Ritchie, a member of the North Shore Search
and Rescue Group. For further background
on the North Shore SAR group, please visit this link:

This is an interesting, emotional, and insightful event for
members of all experience levels; we encourage everyone to
come out and bring your friends! The more
the merrier!

This event is open to the public, not just club members.

Date and time: Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 7:00 pm
Location: ESB (Earth and Ocean Sciences) Room 1012

Guest sign-up

Sign-ups are no longer available for this event.