President Cade lectures at The View

The View, in collaboration with the University of Lethbridge, is hosting University of Lethbridge President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Bill Cade as he presents his popular Sex on Six Legs lecture Tuesday, Apr. 20 at noon. The half-hour presentation is then followed by a seafood lunch.

Admission to this event is free, but donations benefitting scholarship programs at the University of Lethbridge are gratefully accepted. The View is located at 110 Scenic Drive North.

Cade was appointed President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lethbridge in July 2000. Currently finishing his second five-year term, he is a zoologist and entomologist by profession and holds degrees (BA, MA and PhD) from The University of Texas at Austin. A professor of biological sciences, his primary research interests lie in the areas of evolution of insect behaviour, biogeography and biosystematics of African Orthoptera. He is a native of San Antonio, Texas, and immigrated to Canada in 1977.

Sex on Six Legs abstract:
There are between 20 and 30 million species of insects – making them one of the most successful forms of life on the planet.

With so many varieties it is not surprising that insects have some of the most complicated and wonderful patterns of sexual behaviour: brilliant visual signals, odors that can travel for kilometers, and sounds and songs that fill the air.

Cade will present examples of insect mating from a variety of species, covering the complex and often deadly ways in which insects reproduce.