What's the big idea? UM President's visits on blue background

More Big Ideas

Interested in hearing from more big thinkers? Tune in to "What's the Big Idea?" podcast where President Michael Benarroch explores what ignites a big idea and the courage to act upon it. The series features an exciting and diverse array of voices from the UM community, including President’s Visits fireside chats in live recordings over the next few months. Watch for new episodes on the third Wednesday of every month.

Fall 2022 visits

  • Dr. Nicole Wilson
  • Vancouver

    Date: Monday, October 24, 2022
    Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Location: The Permanent

    Guest Speaker: Dr. Nicole Wilson, Canada Research Chair in Arctic Environmental Change and Governance.

    Big Idea: How UM research can help create a Canada where everyone can access safe, sustainable water. 

    Registration is now closed for this event. Thank you for attending!

  • Dr. Royce Koop.
  • Calgary

    Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
    Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Location: Hudson 200

    Guest Speaker: Dr. Royce Koop [ExtEd/18], political columnist and Academic Director of the Centre for Social Science Research and Policy.

    Big Idea:  Emerging ideologies in Canadian politics right now and who is driving them.  

    Registration is now closed for this event. Thank you for attending!

     

  • Dr. James Blanchard.
  • Toronto

    Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2022
    Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Location: The Pantages Hotel

    Guest Speaker: Dr. James Blanchard [MD/86, BSc(Med)/86], Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology and Global Public Health.

    Big Idea: How UM is at the forefront of transforming Global Public Health. 

    Registration is now closed for this event. Thank you for attending!

     

  • Dr. James Blanchard.
  • Ottawa

    Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2022
    Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Location: The National Arts Centre

    Guest Speaker: Dr. James Blanchard [MD/86, BSc(Med)/86], Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology and Global Public Health.

    Big Idea: How UM is at the forefront of transforming Global Public Health. 

    Registration is now closed for this event.  Thank you for attending!

     

  • Dr. James House, heavy set Caucasian Male, denim button up shirt in greenspace
  • Brandon

    Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022  
    Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Location: The Firehall, 637 Princess Ave.

    Guest speaker: Dr. James House, Professor, Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences.

    Big Idea: How UM is leading research to advance sustainable food production creating healthy and sustainable foods, including animal and plant-based protein sources. 

    Registration is now closed for this event.  Thank you for attending!

     

  • Stephanie Scott.
  • Winnipeg

    Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
    Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Location: The Fort Garry Hotel

    Guest speaker: Stephanie Scott, Executive Director, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR). 

    Big Idea: How the permanent home of the NCTR will be an internationally recognized site of learning, healing and reconciliation. 

    Registration is closed for this event. Thank you for attending!

     

  • Gregory Lewis in suit and tie holding his violin background is New York alleyway
  • New York

    Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022 
    Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  
    Location: Home of Susan and Thomas Brock 

    Alumni and Friends reception

    The performances by: 

    • Gregory Lewis [BMus(Perf)/17], Desautels Faculty of Music alum and violinist.
    • Carter Johnson, Canadian pianist and Juilliard School graduate accompanying.   

    Registration is closed for this event. Thank you for attending!

     

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