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Blog post | A Starting Point: Transversal Questions and Recommendations for Montreal’s Digital Data Charter

Response to the City of Montreal’s public consultation on Montreal’s Digital Data Charter Written by Jess Reia and Ana Brandusescu

Published: 8 Feb 2021

New members and resident scholars

As approved by its Board of Directors, CIRM recently welcomed two new members:

Published: 1 Dec 2020

Meet our new Interim Director, Nik Luka!

We are pleased to welcome Professor Nik Luka as Interim Director for the 2020–2021 school year. As an Associate Professor in the School of Urban Planning and the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture at McGill University, he has been involved with CIRM since its inception in 2014. Prof.

Published: 1 Dec 2020

2019–2020 Annual Report Now Online

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal (CIRM) is proud to present its annual report for the 2019–2020 academic year. Submitted last April to McGill’s University Advancement, the report bears witness to CIRM’s intense activity during this period.

Published: 30 Nov 2020

[Extension] Call for applications: Research Assistant positions

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal (CIRM)’s professor of practice Ana Brandusescu and McGill Department of Geography and Bieler School of Environment professor Renee Sieber are seeking applications to fill two research assistant positions for a SSHRC-funded project called Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the Rest of Us.

Published: 20 Nov 2020

Blog post | Montreal as an Island

Written by Victoria C. Slonosky

The spring ice break up season was always a tricky time for Montrealers. These days, unless we live off-island, we tend not to think too much about the practical geographical fact of the city Montreal as an island in the St Lawrence River.

Published: 27 Oct 2020

Call for applications: Research Assistant position

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal (CIRM) is seeking applications to fill a research assistant position. Attached to the Faculty of Arts, CIRM brings together researchers from the humanities, social sciences, pure, and applied sciences as well as law and technology whose fields of interest or expertise are related to urban life and Montréal.

Published: 30 Sep 2020

Two CIRM members receive funding for their COVID-19 research

In response to the current health crisis, the latest Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada Partnership Engagement Grants competition included a special initiative for research related to COVID-19. More than $3 million was awarded to 139 projects across the country.

Published: 29 Sep 2020

CIRM joins the regional forum for social development on the Island of Montreal

CIRM is pleased to be a member of the Forum régional sur le développement social de l'Île de Montréal (FRDSÎM). Its status was unanimously confirmed at the FRDSÎM's Board of Directors meeting on September 17. CIRM looks forward to collaborating in the Forum's work and, through the expertise of its team and its member-researchers, to supporting the organizations associated with the FRDSÎM and to contributing to the social development of the city.

Published: 23 Sep 2020

Call for papers for the “1971-2021: 50 ans de corpus montréalais” conference

CIRM is proud to contribute as a partner to the international conference 1971-2021: 50 ans de corpus montréalais. This event organized by Hélène Blondeau (U. of Florida), Marty Laforest (UQTR), and Wim Remysen (CIRM / U. de Sherbrooke) marks the 50th anniversary of the French-language corpus Montréal 1971, which has left its mark on modern sociolinguistics.

Published: 6 Aug 2020

Three CIRM members receive SSHRC and FRQSC grants!

Erin Hurley (Co-director of the research-action axis “Digital culture, art, literature, and performance”):

Alongside Nicole Nolette (University of Waterloo), Marie-Christine Lesage (UQAM), and Shauna Janssen (Concordia University), Erin Hurley has received a SSHRC grant for a four-day conference initially planned to be held in Montreal from May 25th to 28th, at the Université du Québec à Montréal and Concordia University. The conference has

Published: 12 May 2020

Four CIRM members receive SSHRC grants

Le CRIEM warmly congratulates Harold Bérubé, Mary Anne Poutanen, Nik Luka, and Julie Ravary-Pilon for receiving grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)!

Published: 29 Apr 2020

COVID-19: CIRM is still active!

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.

Published: 21 Apr 2020

Remembering Jarrett Rudy (1970 - 2020)

Born November 14, 1970, in Stratford, and raised in Tavistock, Ontario. He died at home on April 4, 2020, from complications following heart surgery, at 49 years of age. His early passing is deeply mourned by his wife, Cynthia Kelly, father and mother, Bob & Joan (Korgaard) Rudy, brother and sister-in-law, Jensen & Heidi (Janzen) Rudy, their two children, Daniel & Kate Rudy, and Heidi’s father, Peter Janzen.

Published: 16 Apr 2020

CIRM welcomes Anna Giaufret, international member from Université de Gênes

CIRM invites you to meet Anna Giaufret, international member and associate professor of the Department of Languages and French and Modern Culture of Université de Gênes. Temporarily in Montreal until November 30th, the researcher will partake in CIRM activities and will pursue her researches on Montreal comic art, a topic on which she is preparing a book for 2020, with the Presse de l’Université Laval.

Published: 16 Nov 2019

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