Children’s University: Can the Universe Fit Inside Your Mind?

Cape Breton University will host the second in a series of presentations geared toward 8 to 13 year olds when it presents Children’s University on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. In this presentation, Dr. Andrew Reynolds, associate professor of Philosophy, will introduce kids to philosophy with his talk titled, Can the entire universe fit inside your mind? And other philosophical questions.

A popular concept in Europe, Children’s University aims to foster a love of learning by providing innovative academic learning experiences to children by providing high quality out-of-school-hours activities to children aged 8 to 13. This program’s objective is to help kids realise that learning can be fun, exciting and can change the way you think about the world around you. Dr. Reynolds notes, ““I think Children’s University is a nice way to make the whole Cape Breton community feel welcome at CBU and to spark an ongoing relationship with its people, starting with its youth.”

“Children's University presents an excellent opportunity for Cape Breton University to share, with the wider Cape Breton community, and particularly its kids, the exciting knowledge being created here at CBU through  the pioneering research  and teaching being carried out by our brilliant professors from around the world,” adds Kellie White, senior laboratory instructor of Biology and event organizer. “This month’s speaker, Dr. Andrew Reynolds came to work at CBU in 1999, prior to that he was a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. This is a wonderful way for him to share his love of ideas and inquiry with our future generations.”

The series kicked off in March when Dr. Scott Moir, associate professor of History presented Reality vs. Myth: Late Medieval Warfare. Children’s University will continue in in May when Tracey Harris, assistant professor of Sociology presents, The Tiny House Movement: Why Less is Actually More. The final event of the series will take place in June when Professor of Biology, Stephanie MacQuarrie presents, Crazy Crystal Creations and and Bubble-ology. 

Children’s’ University is a free event and will take place on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in the Royal Bank Lecture Theatre at 6:30 p.m.

To RSVP please contact Kyla Horne at or call (902) 563-1900.