Jane Goodall is coming to Victoria
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One of the world’s most esteemed scientists and anthropologists is coming to Victoria for a once-in-a-lifetime evening of discussion. 

Dr. Jane Goodall began working with chimpanzees almost immediately after arriving in Tanzania in 1960. Sixty years later, Goodall is the most renowned primatologist in the world. 

Her extraordinary scientific breakthroughs in animal behaviour and her storied battles in the name of animal conservation have brought her fans all over the world. Many of those fans will be in this audience for the sold-out show.

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Goodall will speak about her life’s work at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium on Thursday, March 26. The evening, which runs from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., is part of a three-show Western Canada tour for Goodall. Her shows in Surrey and Vernon are also sold out. 

All proceeds from ticket sales go toward the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada, a conservation agency founded in 1977. The evening is “bullfrogpowered” with 100% green electricity, meaning that Bullfrog Power’s generators put 100% green power into the grid to match the amount of conventional electricity the event uses, displacing energy from polluting sources. 

Potential Scams

There are some second-hand tickets available for sale, but the University of Victoria’s Facebook page recently warned prospective attendees to be mindful of scams.

“There have been reports of a fake Facebook account (Frank Gallagher) trying to sell tickets and refusing to comply with email verification,” UVic wrote. “Please notify the Farquhar if this happens again.” 

If people are purchasing tickets from someone, the university recommends having them email ticket@uvic.ca and CCing you so they can confirm the tickets are legitimate. Then, UVic can transfer the ownership of the tickets to you in their system.

Tickets for the event cost $53.50 for students and $60 for the general public. VIP tickets were also available for $230 a pop, which included a meet-and-greet with Dr. Goodall after the show.

An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall

  • When: March 26th, 2020, 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Where: UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium, 3800 Finnerty Road