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Introducing the Canadian High School Ethics Bowl!

A new opportunity for students to learn and practice the skills they need as global citizens.
29 May 2018

We are ecstatic to launch this new opportunity, the first of its kind in the nation! The inaugural Canadian High School Ethics Bowl will be held at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in April 2019. 

MARL is committed to facilitating dialogue about human rights and civil liberties to build an informed and engaged community. We believe that this work is essential with students and young people across Canada to achieve MARL's vision of a society where diversity is valued, liberties are respected, and rights are lived.

Find our more, register a team, and spread the word! Visit ethicsbowl.ca

What is an Ethics Bowl?

An Ethics Bowl is both a collaborative and competitive event, where teams of students analyze and discuss ethical dilemmas. They imagine, criticize, and compare bold strategies, and may even amend their original positions when faced with convincing arguments. Students have opportunities to pose and respond to probing questions, which results in a deepening awareness of the stakes and principles that animate the discussion.

Why an Ethics Bowl?

The unique, collegial dynamic of an Ethics Bowl encourages students to teach and learn from one another as they take part in courageous conversations about ethical issues. This process emphasizes the skills of communication and collaboration: critical thinking, active listening, articulation and expression, open-mindedness, and respectful dialogue and disagreement. Students engage actively with peers as they share diverse views, challenge ideas and assumptions, and deepen understandings.

Download the entire Canadian High School Ethics Bowl: A Guide for Educators and find everything you need to run your own Ethics Bowl!

A collective of organizations and individuals who believe in the power of students working in collaboration on the most ethical challenges our society is facing organizes the Canadian High School Ethics Bowl (CHSEB). We believe strongly in this initiative‚Äôs ability to empower students and shape their identity as community members who are able and inspired to contribute to a society where everyone can thrive. Thanks to our organizational partners:

  • Manitoba Education and Training
  • University of Manitoba Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics
  • Universit√© de Saint-Boniface

We also gratefully acknowledges the pioneering work of the National High School Ethics Bowl (U.S.) at the Parr Center for Ethics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NHSEB) for providing the general format for the High School Ethics Bowl. More information about the NHSEB can be found at nhseb.unc.edu.


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