7th edition of the Night Of Ideas in Manitoba

Our program

In Manitoba, the theme PLUS,MORE,BETTER has been chosen.

We invite you to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Friday, February 3, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


First debate starts at 5.30 pm :

Human Rights and Climate change
Main Topics-->Impact of industry and climate change on people and people’s displacement; Climate justice/Climate change and human rights

Second debate starts at 7 pm :

Agriculture versus optimized agriculture
Main Topics-->Immigration and agriculture; Intensive farming as a solution; A place for sustainable livestock production; New farming techniques; Development of sustainable food systems rooted in traditional Indigenous knowledge; production of sustainable healthy food; new technologies

Renowned guests from scientific fields of Canada will be specially invited for this event.

Our panelists

Dr Myrle Ballard
Mr Brett Huson
Dr. Martin Scanlon
Dr. Phil Ferguson
Mr Bruce Hardy

In addition to conferences, you will find cultural activities around music and art and the possibility to buy food and drinks at the Bistro of the museum.

Your moderator

The two debates will have the pleasure of being moderated by Marjorie Dowhos who hosts Radio Noon for CBC Manitoba.
She joined CBC Manitoba in 2010 and has worked as a reporter and most recently as host of CBC Winnipeg News at 11.
Prior to that, she spent four years in Thunder Bay, Ontario as a TV news anchor. Marjorie has worked as a television and radio journalist across Western Canada in communities such as Medicine Hat and Fort McMurray, Alberta, and also Fort St. John, British Columbia.

The scientific director

Debates are organized under the scientific direction of Professor Jean-Eric Ghia.
Professor in the department of immunology and internal medicine
at the University of Manitoba and director of research in basic gastrointestinal biology at the IBD Research Centre. He is also the honorary consul of France in Manitoba.

Music Time

The group Glassreel will play at 8.25 in in the garden level 3 at Canadian Museum for Human Rights

What is Night of Ideas?

Initiated in 2016 in Paris, this night brought together for the first time great French and international voices, invited to dialogue around the challenges of our society. From now on,  it's THE meeting place in France and internationally, to celebrate the free circulation of ideas.

The Institut Français thus invites all places of culture and knowledge present on the five continents, to come together in the same evening around conferences, meetings, forums and round tables, but also screenings, artistic performances and workshops youth, around a theme that everyone has in their own way.

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