Reema Faris shares her PhD knowledge with Philosophers' Café
For Reema, being a PhD student is as much about studying as it is about sharing. She believes that dialogue and the exchange of knowledge is an important part of giving back to her community. learn more →
Philsophers' Café creator reflects on the past 20 years
Back in 1998, Yosef Wosk envisioned a community where people would feel empowered to express their opinions, connect and learn from those around them—the result was SFU’s Philosophers’ Café. learn more →
Brian Fraser aims to build better communities one conversation at a time
As a minister and non-profit consultant, Brian has made participating in provocative conversations that generate flourishing communities his personal goal. learn more →
Thinking the unthinkable, imagining the impossible, and discussing the improbable
SFU’s Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in the heart of our communities. Since 1998, this award-winning program has engaged the interests of scholars, seniors, students, philosophers, and non-philosophers through stimulating dialogue and the passionate exchange of ideas.
All cafés are free to attend. No registration is required.
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 2:30 PM | The Sanctuary in Brentwood
As many people prepare to return to school next month, what can be done to update the education we provide citizens? Are there core values that should inform all education? | Brian Fraser
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 6:30 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Renfrew branch)
With a pending Canadian election, what are the issues and concerns that you want addressed? | Aman Saini
Tue, 27 Aug 2019 6:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (West Point Grey branch)
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is." How much truth is there in Yogi Berra’s statement? | Meguido Zola
Wed, 28 Aug 2019 6:30 PM | Burnaby Public Library (Tommy Douglas branch)
When does someone get the right to speak with authority? What context or history grants authority to an opinion, and how do listeners decide when someone is abusing their authoritative voice? | Keith Caspell
Wed, 28 Aug 2019 6:30 PM | Richmond Public Library (Brighouse branch)
What is the meaning and purpose of life? | Ben Mejilla
Wed, 28 Aug 2019 7:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Britannia Branch)
Is this it? Should we focus on experiencing the sacred in this world, in our everyday experience? | Mark Stewart
Be the first to know more
To stay informed about SFU’s Philosophers’ Café, please join our email list.
Download the brochure
Comments or questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, comments or concerns you may have.