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CIRM-AIEQ mobility grants awardees

Published: 2 May 2019

 

Congratulations to the awardees of 2018-2019 CIRM-AIEQ Mobility Grants, Seyed Hossein Chavoshi (CIRM Postdoctoral Researcher) and Caitlin McMullin (BMO Postdoctoral Fellow)! CIRM-AIEQ scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and designed to enable emerging researchers in Montreal Studies to take part in a scientific meeting outside Quebec or to conduct a research project at CRIEM.

 

Research projects


The Montreal Sustainability Dashboard Case Show: Transportation and Mobility

Seyed Hossein Chavoshi | GIS for a Sustainable World Conference

Sustainability and resiliency issues are increasingly at the forefront of discussions and decisions at all levels of municipal governance and decision-making. Our team has risen to the challenge by creating the Montreal Sustainability Dashboard, an inclusive and interactive visual platform designed to track, understand and respond to how urban environment impacts upon sustainability. The dashboard responds to the motivation to develop a tool that is democratic, open, relevant, and accessible to the Montreal community, incorporating the experiences of Montrealers across socioeconomic statuses to include and represent all of its inhabitants and institutions. The dashboard will increase awareness surrounding issues of sustainability and resilience for citizens and organizations in Montreal, incentivize behaviour change, and provide the technical tools and platform to achieve long-term sustainability goals.

 

Models of public management and co-production by non-profit organizations: Evidence from Quebec, France and England

Caitlin McMullin | International Research Society for Public Management Conference

In this paper, I consider evidence from non-profit organizations in Montreal, Quebec, Lyon, France and Sheffield, England in order to respond to the research question: In what ways do national models of public management impact the co-production practices of non-profit organizations at a local level? The research is based on a comparative analysis of community development organizations, employing methods of documentary analysis, qualitative interviews, and observation of events, meetings and service delivery. Case studies from each city are used to illustrate the ways that three varying models of public management (Neo-Weberian/ Napoleonic State in France, New Public Management in England, and New Public Governance in Quebec) structure the relationships between government and non-profit organizations (based, respectively, on hierarchy and control, contracting and performance management, and partnership and collaboration) as well as how these in turn impact the internal co-production activities in non-profit organizations. The study finds that while co-production between non-profit professionals and citizens occurs in all cases, this type of collaboration is more prevalent in Montreal than Sheffield or Lyon, due to established networks and partnerships between the public and community sectors, a beneficial policy context, and organisational funding that is based on grants rather than restrictive contracts.

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