Port Coquitlam

Leigh Square Community Arts Village

Michael Wright Art Gallery, 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam | 604-927-8400 | Map

  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 7:00 PM
    What is happiness? Is it an essential aspect of being human?
    Moderator: Hilary Morden
    Given our current obsession with social media and curating the ideal virtual self, has physical happiness been replaced with virtual happiness? People in past decades reported greater life happiness than we do today—why? Is this because we no longer know what happiness is?

  • Wed, 11 Oct 2017 7:00 PM
    Don’t blame me—my brain did it!
    Moderator: Hilary Morden
    Behavioural economist, Dan Ariely's research shows that our intuition fools us repeatedly in irrational and consistent ways. Despite scientific or fact-based knowledge, we often make decisions irrationally or intuitively. If we know that the brain can fool us into making poor decisions, do we still feel in control? What does this say about free will?

  • Wed, 08 Nov 2017 7:00 PM
    How would you describe your fundamental role as a parent?
    Moderator: Krista Wallace
    Do you share this role with anyone else in your community?

  • Wed, 06 Dec 2017 7:00 PM
    The moral problems of charity
    Moderator: Hilary Morden
    Is charity an appropriate method of delivering social services? How do we choose what is worthy of funding and what isn’t? Knowing that not all desired services can be paid for through taxes, is it feasible for charitable organizations to fill the gaps? If so, which services? If not, how do we ensure the government can afford to pay for all necessary services? How do we choose?