Event Reports

2021 Manitoba Ethics Bowl

TScreen Shot 2021 03 11 at 8.59.05 AMhe 7th Manitoba High School Ethics Bowl was held on February 18th and 19th, 2021. A total of eight high schools participated on a virtual platform to discuss ethical topics such as algorithms and artificial intelligence. teen vaping, call out culture, criminal records, weaponized drones and more. The teams intellectual depth of understanding on the variables impacting each case has surpassed previous years. They demonstrated throughout the two days their commitment to a respectful and open dialogue in their quest for understanding these current topics. They are global citizens, capable of tackling complex issues with decorum and respect. On behalf of our organizations we need to thank all the students, teachers and volunteers for making the MHSEB memorable. 
Congratulations to the finalist, Miles Macdonell Collegiate and the winners, École secondaire Kelvin High School!


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Ethics Across Our Borders

Two international events were recently held by the group behind the Manitoba Ethics Bowl.ebaccrossborders

1. A2Ethics at the University of Michigan and Manitoba Association for Right in Liberties organized the first Ethics Across Our Borders event which was held on

January 23, 2021. A total of six high schools, two from Manitoba and four from Michigan participated. The thirty students tackled the following abbreviated topics;

  • ‘Sex’ offenders: irredeemable?
  • Valuing Achievements: What is the nature of and what is an achievement?
  • Shadow Banning: Do social platforms have the right to curate messages?

The students really appreciated having the opportunity to meet each other while discussing relevant ethical topics.

2. Ethics Bowl China and Manitoba Association for Rights in Liberties held an Ethics Across Our Borders using a ethics café format. The event was held on February 27, 2021 with a total of twenty eight students representing ten high schools, five from each country. The students discussed the following abbreviated topics:

  • The Food Delivery Frenzy: How does and should technology affect our relationship with each other?
  • Brittany Spear’s Conservatorship: How does a conservatorship affect someone’s autonomy?
  • The Role of Universities: Is it to prepare students for employment?

The event was a resounding success with many students wanting to continue the discussions even after it was time to end. Students readily started sharing their comments is a thought provoking and respectful manner. They want to meet again.

2018 & 2019 Manitoba Regionals

On December 11, 2019 the 6th Manitoba High School Ethics Bowl was held at the University of Manitoba. Cross team friendships were made throughout the day.

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On April 25, 2019, the first Canadian High School Ethics Bowl was held at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The winning team was École secondaire Kelvin High School from Winnipeg.

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On December 12, 2018 at the University of Manitoba, the anticipation for the Ethics Bowl to begin was evident. The provincial champions were Fort Richmond Collegiate.

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2020 BC Ethics Bowl at SFU


The Simon Fraser University Burnaby campus saw an early flurry of activity one Saturday morning at the end of February as teams of high school students from across the Lower Mainland took part in the second BC Ethics Bowl. Organised by the Department of Philosophy, Grade 11 and 12 students spent the day in collaborative dialogue, putting critical thinking—one of the BC curriculum’s core competencies—into action.

Directed by SFU Philosophy professor, Nic Fillion and undergraduate student, Kendra Wong, 10 teams followed a Swiss Pairing system  to face off against each other. Following five close rounds of ethical debate, the team from Ideal Mini School emerged victorious, with Fraser Heights team 2 coming runner up. Both qualified for the Canadian High School Ethics Bowl finals in Winnipeg late April.

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