Listen in as Tiffany Poirier discusses working with kids as they tackle life’s big questions in this interview for CBC Radio’s “The Sunday Edition”–and hear her students get philosophical in this CBC Radio documentary.
Tiffany Poirier joins host Michael Enright in conversation for CBC radio’s The Sunday Edition on September 23, 2012. (19 min.) Listen
Tiffany Poirier’s gr. 6/7 students discuss big questions in a documentary on CBC radio’s The Sunday Edition on January 20, 2013. (10 min.) Listen
Tiffany Poirier talks with host Pol Plastino on The Zone 91.3 fm’s on November 6, 2013. (1.5 min.) Listen
Tiffany Poirier speaks at TEDxVictoria on Nov. 16th, 2013. Read the article by Steven G. Saunders. Read
Tiffany Poirier reflects on her experience speaking at TEDxVictoria in Nexus Newspaper, November 13, 2013, in an article by Giustina Qualizza. “What we forget is that ideas come from somewhere…If you don’t know what your idea worth spreading is, take inventory of the big questions that have been stirring in your heart.” Read
Tiffany’s reflects on her experience speaking at TEDxVictoria in an article by David Connop Price in the Surrey Schools Employee Newsletter December 2013. Read.
“Q is for Question is a marvelous resource for those interested in leading philosophical discussions with children. Presenting a wide range of philosophical issues in charming and witty rhymes, it is sure to delight children and their elders as well as spark debates about the most elemental matters. Tiffany Poirier is to be congratulated for her wonderful achievement!” -Thomas Wartenberg, Ph.D, Professor of Philosophy, Mount Holyoke College, Author of books such as “Existentialism: A Beginner’s Guide”
“A charming little book for the philosopher that’s inside every child.” -Angus Taylor, Ph.D, Lecturer of Philosophy, University of Victoria, Author of Animals and Ethics
“Q is for Question is the perfect title for this delightfully illustrated volume of philosophy in verse. It captures, in language that speaks to all ages, some of the most profound questions that have troubled philosophers for centuries. Does might make right? If pursuing happiness is not our purpose on Earth, what is? If God called you on the phone, what would you say? Do animals have rights? Is beauty merely a matter of opinion or is it objective fact? In her author’s note, Tiffany Poirier writes that “philosophy belongs to us all.” If this small volume helps to spread that message (i.e., that through philosophy, youngsters can be inspired to reflect on serious existential questions that shout out to them from their experience but which are too often ignored) our world, as a result, will be a better, more hopeful, place.” -Susan T. Gardner, Ph. D, Professor of Philosophy, Capilano University, Director of the Vancouver Institute of Philosophy for Children, Author of Thinking Your Way to Freedom
“I have tried to explain philosophy to young children in the past without much success. Q is for Question would succeed where I have failed. I think that philosophy is best conceived of as a set of perennial questions and this book does an excellent job of introducing young readers to many of the most important of these questions. It is accessible but, at the same time, gives an accurate picture of the discipline of philosophy. I gave the manuscript to my eight year old (and rather precocious) daughter. I asked her how she liked it and she gave it four stars (on a four star scale). When I asked her what she liked about it, she said that she liked answering the questions (raised in the book) in her head.” -James O. Young, Ph.D., Philosophy Department Chair, University of Victoria, Author of Global Anti-realism, Art and Knowledge, & Cultural Appropriation and the Arts