Curriculum Vitae for Robert D. Lane

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Farmer Bob vs MP Lunney

CBC Interview

Shaw Television 9/11

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"What about Bob?"

Institute of Practical Philosophy

 

Outstanding Service Award: Robert D. Lane

Robert (Bob) Lane began his career at Malaspina in the old hospital on Kennedy Street where he established himself as a committed teacher. Throughout his career as an English, Creative Writing, Arts, and Philosophy instructor, he has devoted many hours both in and outside the classroom.

Robert Lane is a great contributor and builder of cultural life at Malaspina and in Nanaimo. In addition to his regular teaching duties, he has been an active participant in the recruitment and advising of high school students, and also participated in theatre productions, poetry readings, and art shows. Robert Lane founded the Vancouver Island Literary Society and brought emerging poets to Malaspina. He was also the founder and managing editor of Island, a literary magazine. When Malaspina moved to Fifth Street, Mr. Lane was the Special Events Coordinator and was responsible for all the arts activity on campus.

Robert Lane has contributed significantly to programming at Malaspina. He designed, supported, and coordinated new interdisciplinary courses while pursuing his interest in philosophy at the University of California-Santa Barbara and Simon Fraser University. Subsequently, Mr. Lane founded the Philosophy Department at Malaspina. In addition to supporting his students, he supported his colleagues by holding many administrative positions, including Area Chair (today’s equivalent of Dean).

Now retired, Robert Lane continues to be engaged with Malaspina and the community as a writer and scholar, delivering public lectures and papers, as well as writing reviews and chapbooks. He is one of the founding instructors of Malaspina who placed, above all, the education of students as Malaspina University-College’s first priority.

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Outstanding Service Award: Robert D. Lane

Robert (Bob) Lane began his career at Malaspina in the old hospital on Kennedy Street where he established himself as a committed teacher. Throughout his career as an English, Creative Writing, Arts, and Philosophy instructor, he has devoted many hours both in and outside the classroom.

Robert Lane is a great contributor and builder of cultural life at Malaspina and in Nanaimo. In addition to his regular teaching duties, he has been an active participant in the recruitment and advising of high school students, and also participated in theatre productions, poetry readings, and art shows. Robert Lane founded the Vancouver Island Literary Society and brought emerging poets to Malaspina. He was also the founder and managing editor of Island, a literary magazine. When Malaspina moved to Fifth Street, Mr. Lane was the Special Events Coordinator and was responsible for all the arts activity on campus.

Robert Lane has contributed significantly to programming at Malaspina. He designed, supported, and coordinated new interdisciplinary courses while pursuing his interest in philosophy at the University of California-Santa Barbara and Simon Fraser University. Subsequently, Mr. Lane founded the Philosophy Department at Malaspina. In addition to supporting his students, he supported his colleagues by holding many administrative positions, including Area Chair (today’s equivalent of Dean).

Now retired, Robert Lane continues to be engaged with Malaspina and the community as a writer and scholar, delivering public lectures and papers, as well as writing reviews and chapbooks. He is one of the founding instructors of Malaspina who placed, above all, the education of students as Malaspina University-College’s first priority.

- See more at: http://www.viu.ca/news/community-leaders-receive-honorary-credentials-convocation#sthash.TTHW16nH.dpuf

Outstanding Service Award: Robert D. Lane

Robert (Bob) Lane began his career at Malaspina in the old hospital on Kennedy Street where he established himself as a committed teacher. Throughout his career as an English, Creative Writing, Arts, and Philosophy instructor, he has devoted many hours both in and outside the classroom. [Malaspina College is now Vancouver Island University]
 

Bob Lane is a great contributor and builder of cultural life at Malaspina and in Nanaimo. In addition to his regular teaching duties, he has been an active participant in the recruitment and advising of high school students, and also participated in theatre productions, poetry readings, and art shows. Robert Lane founded the Vancouver Island Literary Society and brought emerging poets to Malaspina. He was also the founder and managing editor of  Island, a literary magazine. When Malaspina moved to Fifth Street, Mr. Lane was the Special Events Coordinator and was responsible for all the arts activity on campus.

Bob Lane has contributed significantly to programming at Malaspina. He designed, supported, and coordinated new interdisciplinary courses while pursuing his interest in philosophy at the University of California-Santa Barbara and Simon Fraser University. Subsequently, Mr. Lane founded the Philosophy Department at Malaspina. In addition to supporting his students, he supported his colleagues by holding many Union and administrative positions, including Area Chair (today’s equivalent of Dean).

Now retired, Bob continues to be engaged with Malaspina and the community as a writer and scholar, delivering public lectures and papers, as well as writing reviews and chapbooks. He is one of the founding instructors of Malaspina who placed, above all, the education of students as Malaspina University-College’s first priority.

 

 

WORK HISTORY:

Present: Honorary Research Associate, Philosophy

1969 - 2000 Instructor, Counsellor, Chairman, Coordinator, Director

Malaspina University-College

900 5th Street
Nanaimo
, B.C. V9R 5S5

Retired July 31, 2000

1966 - 1969 Assistant Professor of English

Southwestern Oregon Community college
Coos Bay, Oregon

1964 - 1966 Graduate Student

University of California
Santa Barbara, California

1962 - 1964 Personnel Supervisor

The Boeing Company
Seattle, Washington

1961 - 1962 Truck dispatcher and Labor Foreman

The Haskell Company
Santa Barbara, California

1957 - 1961 University Student

1953 - 1957 Grunt - Sgt. United States Marine Corps, Korean veteran

 


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 PUBLICATIONS in recent years:

 

      Second editiion (re-issue) iUniverse, May 2004. Textbook for English 273, Fall 2012

 

 


Public Lectures:

To read the Beckett paper click here.  

1997 "Matthew's Jesus - and Moses" public lecture.

1998  Nursing a Healthy Skepticism invited speaker for health care symposium, Nanaimo.

1998 "Metaphors be with you . . . comments on Matthew and Revelation" public lecture.

1999 "Civil Liberties and the Mental Health Act" invited speaker Port Alberni mental health association.


2000 "Religious Naturalism" a sermon for the Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo.

2001 "Descartes' Dream" invited speaker for the Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo.

2001 "Fact and Fiction" the Spanish Civil War and For Whom the Bell Tolls.

2001 "Descartes' Dream: Mind, matter, and mathematics" lecture for Liberal Studies at Malaspina U-C.

2001 "Euthanasia: religion, law, morality" invited speaker for the Bowen Park seniors.

2002 "What can philosophy do, for Heaven's sake?" sermon for the Unitarians of Nanaimo.

2003 “What Matters?” lecture for the philosophy club.

2004 “Good, God, and Nietzsche” lecture for the philosophy club.

2005 “Big Bro' is watching! Philosophers' Café.

2006  Episyllogism - a philosopher's Blog.

2010 Insects & Robots - quirky radio show.

2012 Tell Me a Story - sermon for the Unitarians of Nanaimo.

2012  October  Lecture: "The Bible and Tay John" for VIU English 273.

2012 "The Christmas Story" - Sermon for the Unitarian Fellowship - here.

2013 “Russell’s Teapot” – Sermon for the Unitarian Fellowship – here.

2014 "Grow a Soul" - Sermon for the Unitarian Fellowship - here.

 

 

 


updated October 10http://members.shaw.ca/lanerd/GODOT.pdf, 2014.