Night of Ideas in Moncton

Local: 19:30
Paris: 00:30
Université de Moncton 405 avenue de l'Université NB E1C 3E9, Moncton, CA
French / English

Night of Ideas event in Canada

  • 11:30 a.m. - Journée des Idées student roundtable presented by Acfas-Acadie:
    Students from the Université de Moncton will discuss the theme "(Re)building together" based on their field of study: Claudie Ringuette (public administration), Emilie Savoie (engineering and environment) and Onitriniaina Rakotorahalahy (environment). The discussions will be moderated by Arnaud Scaillerez, professor at the Université de Moncton and member of Acfas-Acadie.
  • 7:30 p.m. - Art tour presented by Resurgo Place (Moncton Museum):
    Six artists, selected through a call for proposals, will respond to the theme through their art, presented in video format.
    Chantal Baudouin, Nid (Contemporary dance performance); Shivanya Ra, Disjunction and the Reimagined (Collection of mixed media works: painting, drawing, collage); Joette Lavoie, Life as a senior: We have arrived (Poetry reading); Lucia Choulakian, Consequat (Photographic series); Sébastien Labrunie, Milamugsit (Digital animation of digital sculptures); Laure Bourdon, Secret de longévité (Slam poetry performance).
  • 8:00 pm - Round table presented by Acfas-Acadie, the Senghor Chair in Comparative Francophonies of the Université de Moncton and Radio-Canada Acadie:
    "(Re)building together, Covid-19: how to (re)think together the "world after?"
    This round-table aims to identify the milestones that outline this "world after", evoked from the first confinements. The pandemic was for all of us a moment of rupture that forced us to become aware not only of the indispensable nature of our freedoms but also of their sine qua non conditions (solidarity, mutual aid, collective mobilisation, etc.) to face the major social challenges. So here we are now, heading for the "after". How can we overcome our apparent collective powerlessness and face up to this real ultimatum that reality seems to be sending us once again?
    Four academics will propose such a reflection, admittedly intimate, on these global stakes, in order to try together, locally, in the night, to shed light on the path that we could collectively follow: Alain Deneault, Professor of Philosophy at the Acadian Peninsula Campus of the Université de Moncton, Jalila Jbilou, Professor of Public Health at the School of Psychology and the New Brunswick Medical Training Centre, Chedly Belkhodja, Professor of Political Science at the School of Community Public Affairs of Concordia University, and Pierre-Marcel Desjardins, Professor of Economics and Director of the School of Advanced Public Studies of the Université de Moncton. The discussion will be moderated by Janique LeBlanc, journalist at Radio-Canada Acadie.

For its second edition, the Night of Ideas in New Brunswick is presented by Acfas-Acadie, the Alliance Française de Moncton, the Chaire Senghor en francophonies comparées, the Consulate General of France in the Atlantic Provinces, Resurgo Place (Moncton Museum), the Université de Moncton, Radio-Canada Acadie, TomorrowLAN Production and with the support of the Embassy of France in Canada.