For decades, our Big Thinking talks on Parliament Hill and at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences have challenged and inspired scholars, students, policy makers and community members. But when COVID-19 forced us to move the series online in 2020, we embraced the opportunity to engage our community in a new way. That's how the Big Thinking Podcast was born.
Big Thinking is continuously growing and adapting to change. If you have any ideas for a future speaker or podcast topic featuring scholars in the humanities or social sciences that you think is a great fit for Big Thinking, contact us!
Episode 1 with Madeleine Mant, University of Toronto - Are pandemic times really unprecedented?
Episode 2 with Carl E. James, York University - How does race shape the experiences, education, and achievements of black youth?
Episode 3 with François Larocque, University of Ottawa - Is bilingualism in peril in Canada?
Episode 4 with Terence Day, Fraser University and Thi Kim Thu Le, University of Windsor - What will hybrid or online learning look like going forward?
Episode 5 with Natalia Khanenko-Friesen, University of Alberta - What don't we understand about the war in Ukraine?
Episode 1 with Naomi Lightman, Toronto Metropolitan University - Who cares for the caregivers?
Episode 2 with Allan Downey, McMaster University and Janice Forsyth, University of British Columbia - Is sport a means for Indigenous self-determination in Canada?
Episode 3 with Cheryl Thompson, Toronto Metropolitan University - From the Jheri Curl to TikTok: Canada and the global business of Black beauty
Episode 4 with Claire Battershill, University of Toronto - What is the future of books?
Episode 5 with Lai-Tze Fan, University of Waterloo - How worried should we be about ChatGPT?
Episode 6 with Marie-Laurence Raby, Université Laval - Abortion in Canada: how secure is our right? (episode in French)
Episode 1 with Crystal Fraser, University of Alberta - Reconciliation as an everyday practice
Episode 2 with Armine Yalnizyan, Atkinson Foundation - She-cession: unveiling the pandemic's impact on women in the workforce
Episode 3 with Céline Castets-Renard, University of Ottawa - Artificial Intelligence law: the importance of fair regulation (episode in French)
Episode 4 with Nemoy Lewis, Toronto Metropolitan University - Redefining the Canadian housing paradigm - Part I
Episode 5 with Julia Woodhall-Melnik, University of New Brunswick - Redefining the Canadian housing paradigm - Part II