Ideas That Matter Speaker Series

Thought-provoking Discussions on Issues Facing New Brunswick

The University of New Brunswick was founded more than two centuries ago as an academy of arts and science. Since its inception, UNB has played an important role in shaping our community; today the work of our social scientists and humanists is vital to the very fabric of our province. 

Ideas that Matter is a high-impact lecture series designed to underline the connection between UNB and our community through the work of our local researchers. 

This speaker series offers the community a unique opportunity to hear first-hand from some of Canada’s leading scholars about the kinds of issues and challenges at the heart of modern-day social values, cultural perceptions and political processes. Ideas that Matter is an integral part of the University of New Brunswick’s commitment to create an open forum for knowledge exchange and debate, increasing potential for enhanced social understanding, growth and prosperity.