In these times of physical distancing, the public sphere is going digital and becoming a space of solidarity to which CIRM hopes to contribute in its own way.
Like most Montrealers, CIRM has been forced to suspend part of its regular activities since March 13th, for the duration of the health crisis related to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). We encourage you to subscribe to our newsletterto be informed of the new dates for our events.
Our team continues to remotely coordinate the Data for Society Hub, in collaboration with the Montreal Urban Innovation Lab, the McConnell Foundation, the Agirre Lehendakaria Center for Social and Political Studies, and Véronneau Techno. Conseil. The current situation confirms the importance of such a project, the purpose of which is to provide community organizations, actors of social innovation, and municipal administrators with a tool to identify and monitor the changing needs of city dwellers.
CIRM is also focusing its efforts on communication by relaying, via its various platforms, current news or research related to the city of Montréal and urban life. Reading suggestions will be offered for those who wish to take advantage of the confinement to pick up a (digital) book.
Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to give a voice to our members, partners and subscribers. We invite you to send us any information or publication you would like to see relayed on our social media. Email us at criem.cirm [at] mcgill.ca!
The health and safety of our members and participants in our activities being a priority, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and keep you informed of any changes. You may also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
A team of students and professors from McGill University has also created the online analytics dashboard COVID QC in order to monitor the pandemic situation in Montréal neighbourhoods. You can learn more about the project in this article by the McGill Reporter and view the latest data at www.covidqc.com.