Thinking Matters with SFU host Reema Faris - Virtual

Put your philosopher's hat on and head into a Zoom call to discuss relevant social issues!

Come join our regular SFU host Reema Faris for a discussion on topical social issues
  • January 23: Climate Refugees
    There is increasing evidence of the climate crisis and growing fears of the potential for displacement and dislocation of climate refugees. What steps do you think are needed in 2023 to tackle this global issue and what are the obstacles to action?
  • February 27: Humans and Animals
    There are core understandings in Western philosophy and religion that see human beings and animals as separate. What are the consequences of such a stance and how might it be different if humans are recognized as animals with neither species having dominion over the other?
  • March 27: Personal Responsibility and Responsibility to Others
    In what ways has the global pandemic revealed the gaps between the idea of personal responsibility and individual rights versus responsibility to the community and the rights of others?
  • April 24: On a Magic Carpet Ride … or Not
    Over the course of the pandemic, travel was severely limited. Now there is a travel resurgence. Have you been a part of the return to adventures, whether at home and abroad, or are you still reluctant to venture away? 
  • May 29: The End of Liberal Democracy?
    Election results in various global jurisdictions have pointed to the re-emergence of populist authoritarianism. What are the root causes of this political shift and does it portend an end to liberal democracy?
  • June 26: Online Learning and Work
    As a result of the global CoVid pandemic, there was a significant shift to learning online and working online. What does this experience mean for the future of education and the future of work?
We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom. What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet. 
No registration required! Simply join the Zoom session at the time of the meeting. The Zoom link for this event is: https://nvdpl.zoom.us/j/83755530323?pwd=WlRUeHcrLy9lQWZyYlpaeUpKMisyZz09



Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, June, September, October, November on the fourth Monday until Mon Jun 26 2023. Also includes Mon May 29 2023.
Monday, September 26, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Monday, October 24, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Monday, November 28, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Monday, January 23, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Monday, February 27, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Monday, March 27, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Monday, April 24, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Monday, May 29, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


  • Adults