Symposium Schedule


Friday, November 21. (6:10 – 10pm)
Downtown UBC  Theater

Welcome introduction and gratitude for the celebration
Welcome from Sponsors.
Andrew Matheson 
ABM Productions
Introducing and première screening of the documentary film on the big screen.
Documentary Film Première – Circle of Life
A film by Andrew B Matheson
This all-encompassing film will be shown Friday night in the UBC Theater 6:45pm. The film will also be played at various times through the weekend on smaller screens (UBC room C150)

For thousands of years jade has been one of the most mystical and historically significant stones on this planet. Today in the west, it is one of the most unknown and undervalued gemstones.  In recent years, however, jade has been making a quiet surge, both in value and prestige. CIRCLE of LIFE travels the world in search of the artists and miners who live and breath jade and those visionaries most influential in bringing new life to the original Stone of Heaven.


Brian Matheson 
A jade philosophy.

8:15 – 9:30pm
Teng Shu-ping
Former Director,  Department of Antiquities,National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
One of the world’s most highly regarded jade specialists, reveals the secrets of the connection between Heaven and Earth through the iconic jade Bi disk.