Undergraduate Philosophy Association

Our mission

The purpose of the UPA is to facilitate and encourage the discussion and exploration of philosophical topics in a productive, positive, open, and respectful manner while simultaneously fostering a network and community of undergraduate philosophy students.

What do we do?

We meet and hold philosophical discussions every Thursday and Friday evening at 5:00 pm in Assiniboia Hall 2-21 in the UPA office. It's a place where you can ask questions like what is existence, does a universal moral code exist, what is happiness, or what is human consciousness exactly. We also sometimes relate our discussions to current events. For example, for the US presidential inauguration, we held a discussion "Bold Rhetoric and Democracy: Should Politicians be allowed to make Empty Promises?" Come and join us for fun and exciting discussions! Our meetings are open to all, boisterous or timid, philosophy major or not. If you want to propose a topic for discussion, come talk to us in the UPA office or email us.

Interested? Become a member. Membership is open to all, students, faculty, and staff. The only requirement is an interest in philosophy. To become a member, attend one of our meetings or email us. To stay in touch about future discussion topics and special events, follow us on Instagram

2023-2024 Executive
Spencer Ahearn, President
Suntie Hienkeo, Vice-President
Angelina Matheson, Secretary
Ryllan Dobbelsteyn, Treasurer

Past Events: An "Interdisciplinary Experiment" on the question of the Grotesque Hosted at DC3 Art Projects (10567, 111 Street), March 16, 2017, 5-8 pm