Looking Ahead to Learning

September 27, 2013

For the past year, The Agenda has looked toward the future of education in our Learning 2030 series. As we prepare for five broadcasts from the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, we bring you a taste of what to expect.

  Neil Turok on The Universe Within: From Quantum to Cosmos

March 30, 2013

Big Ideas presents physicist Neil Turok with the fifth installment of his 2012 CBC Massey Lectures "The Universe Within: From Quantum to Cosmos". His lecture was delivered at Koerner Hall, Toronto, on October 24th, 2012.

  Kwame McKenzie on Immigration Sickness

February 23, 2013

  Lt. General (ret.) Andrew Leslie on Lessons From Afghanistan

January 26, 2013

Lieutenant General (retired) Andrew Leslie, the Former Chief of Transformation for the Canadian Armed Forces, discusses the lessons that can be learned from the Canadian military mission in Afghanistan. He explores how these lessons need to be applied to the Canadian Force's priorities in the face of future budget cuts.

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  Grandest Challenge Pt 3 - Samantha Nutt and Stephen Lewis

December 22, 2012

Our third installment of The Grandest Challenge Symposium features Samantha Nutt, Founder and Executive Director of War Child. Also featured is Stephen Lewis, Chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation and the author of Race Against Time. Both Lewis and Nutt address the challenges of humanitarian intervention in Africa.

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  Jordan Peterson on Redemption and Psychology in Christianity

December 15, 2012

University of Toronto Psychology Professor, Jordan Peterson, on Redemption and Psychology in Christianity.  Dr. Peterson's lecture was the keynote address at the 2012 Meaning Conference held in Toronto.

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  Julian Barbour on Does Time Exist?

December 8, 2012

Julian Barbour, visiting professor at the University of Oxford and the author of "The End of Time", addresses the question, Does Time Exist? Barbour explores the history of scientific thought on the concept of time and presents his own interpretations of what time is.

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  Tyler Cowen and Andrew Coyne on The Great Stagnation

December 1, 2012

Tyler Cowen discusses his book The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick and Will (Eventually) Feel Better. Andrew Coyne (National Post) presents a rebuttal and the pair discuss Cowen's thesis focusing on issues of productivity, innovation and government policy (moderated by Wendy Dobson).

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  Senator Hugh Segal on Fighting Poverty in Canada

November 24, 2012

In a lecture entitled "Fighting Poverty", Senator Hugh Segal explains why we need a new national approach to tackling poverty arguing that the costs and consequences of poverty are much larger than direct spending on social programs.  Segal has been a long-time proponent of establishing a Guaranteed Annual Income.  This lecture was produced in collaboration with the Literary Review of Canada.

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  Douglas Thomas on A New Culture of Learning

November 10, 2012

Douglas Thomas, author of A New Culture of Learning, delivers a lecture on the intersections of technology, culture and education.  This lecture is part of Learning 2030, TVO's special series on the future of education and was recorded on October 28, 2012.

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