Events

2017


May 9th, 2017, 1:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (McGill, Trottier Building)

Conference on "L’avenir des communautés locales : les municipalités créatrices d’innovations techniques et sociales" (The future of local communities: municipalities at the heart of social and technical innovations), part of the Montreal Manifesto for Social Innovation Series and the 85th ACFAS Congress.

First round table on "L'innovation municipale : sa pratique et ses enjeux" (1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.) Discussion led by Gérard Beaudet (Urbanism, UdeM), with Bernard Sévigny (Président of the Union des municipalités du Québec and Mayor of Sherbrooke), Gorka Espiau (Professor of Practice, CIRM), Peter Trent (Mayor of Westmount) and Michel Angers (Mayor of Shawinigan).

Second round table on "L’innovation municipale : recherches et concepts" (3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) Discussion led by Richard Shearmur (School of Urban Planning, McGill), with Guy Chiasson (Centre de recherche sur le développement territorial, UQO), Marie-José Fortin (Développement régional et territorial, UQAR), Dany Fougères (Département d'histoire, UQAM) and Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay (Research Chair Enjeux socio-organisationnels de l’économie du savoir, TELUQ).

Rendez-vous avec la ville de demain", a public event of ACFAS (5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.) : discussion with our panelists and finalists of the prize Ovation municipale 2017 of the Union des municipalités du Québec.


March 24th, 2017, 12:00 a.m.-13:30 p.m. (McGill, Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish Street, Billiard Room)

« Placemaking for Peacemaking », a conference by Rony Jalkh (Visiting Fellow, Beirut). Lunch-discussion led by Gorka Espiau (Professor of Practice, CIRM), comments and feedback from Professor Richard Shearmur (School of urban planning, McGill). 


March 23rd, 2017, 12:00 a.m.-13:30 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, room 100)

The Participatory City”, a conference by Tessy Britton (Participatory City, London). Lunch-discussion led by Gorka Espiau (Professor of Practice, CIRM) and comments and feedback from Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse (Faculty of Law, McGill). 


March 21st, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, room 100)

Sharing Cities. A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities”, a conference by Professor Julian Agyeman (Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University). Lunch-discussion led by Gorka Espiau (Professor of Practice, CIRM) and comments and feedback from Hoi Kong (Faculty of Law, McGill). 


March 20th, 2017, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal [CEIM], 20 Queen Street

2nd workshop of the Montreal Manifesto for Social Innovation Series: “Urban Sustainable Development and Innovation. The City as a Commons – Perspectives from Montreal and Elsewhere”. Discussion led by Ron Rayside (Architect), with Gorka Espiau (Professor of Practice, CIRM), Julian Agyeman (Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University), Tessy Britton (Participatory City, London), Rony Jalkh (Visiting Fellow, Beirut), Hoi Kong (Faculty of Law, McGill University) et Guy Grenier (Office de consultation publique de Montréal). Closing remarks by Danielle Lussier (Bureau du développement durable, Ville de Montréal). The event was followed by a cocktail.


January 27th, 2017, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal [CEIM], 20 Queen Street)

First workshop of the Montreal Manifesto for Social Innovation Series: “Smart Regulation for Smart Cities”. Discussion led by Diane Bérard (Les Affaires), with Gorka Espiau (Professor of Practice, CIRM), Mehdi Benboubakeur (Montréal Responsable), John Geraci (Entrepreneur), Peter V. Hall (Urban Studies Program, Simon Fraser University), Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse (Director, Centre des politiques en propriété intellectuelle [CIPP], Faculty of Law, McGill University) and closing remarks by Angelique Mannella (V-P Innovation et Partnerships, McGill University). The event was followed by a cocktail.


January 12th, 2017, 12:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, room 100)

Jean-Claude Marsan, Montréal en évolution. Quatre siècles d'architecture et d'aménagement (Presses de l'Université du Québec, 2016). Lunch-discussion led by Dinu Bumbaru (Héritage Montréal), with Gérard Beaudet (Faculté de l'aménagement, UdeM), Albert Ferré (Canadian Center of architecture) and Alena Prochazka (Conseil du patrimoine de Montréal). 

 

 

2016


November 17th, 2016, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (McGill, McConnell Engineering Building, room 204)

 “The Deconstruction of the Bilbao Guggenheim Effect”, a conference by Gorka Espiau (Professor of Practice, CIRM).

 


October 27th, 2016, 12:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, room 100)

Marie-Thérèse Lefebvre, Chronique des arts de la scène (Septentrion, 2016). Lunch-discussion led by Will Straw (Art History, McGill), with Andrée Fortin (Sociology, Université Laval), Yves Jubinville (École supérieure de théâtre, UQAM) and Jean-François Nadeau (Le Devoir, Montréal).

 


April 21st, 201612:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Simon Harel, Laurent Lussier et Joël Thibert (ed.), Le Quartier des Spectacles et le chantier de l'imaginaire montréalais (Presses de l'Université Laval, 2015). 

 


February 25th, 2016, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Gilles Lauzon, Pointe-Saint-Charles. L'urbanisation d'un quartier ouvrier de Montréal, 1840-1930 (Septentrion, 2014). Discussion led by Richard Shearmur (McGill).

 


January 28th, 2016, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100). 

Guillaume Ethier, Architecture iconique. Les leçons de Toronto (Presses de l'Université du Québec, 2015). The subject will be animated by Nik Luka (McGill), Simon Harel (Université de Montréal) and Aliki Economides (researcher in residence, CIRM)

 

 

2015


December 10th, 2015, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Denis Saint-Jacques and Marie-Josée des Rivières (eds), De la Belle-Époque à la Crise. Chroniques de la vie culturelle à Montréal (Nota Bene, 2015). Discussion led by Michel Biron (McGill), Louis-Patrick Leroux (Concordia) et Jarrett Rudy (McGill).

 


November 5th, 201511:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100) 

Harold Bérubé, Des sociétés distinctes. Gouvergner les banlieues bourgeoises de Montréal, 1880-1939 (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015). Discussion led by Michèle Dagenais (Université de Montréal).

 


October 30th, 2015 (Bibliothèques et Archives nationales du Québec [BAnQ])

"Quartiers en recomposition: les nouvelles diversités de Montréal": Conference of the Académie des lettres du Québec, with a contribution of CIRM. Organization by Sherry Simon. Program (in French).

 

 


October 22nd, 2015, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Discussion about the book of Valérie Amiraux and Francis Desharnais, Salomé et les hommes en noir (Bayard, 2015). 

 

 


October 15th-17th, 2015 (McGill University/Delta Hotel)

"Urbanités". 68th Conference of the Institut d'histoire de l'Amérique française. Registration and program (in French).


October 15th, 2015, beginning at 6:00 p.m. (McGill, Moyse Conference Hall, Arts Building, 853 Sherbrooke St. West)

Paris 1700. Comportement urbain dans une ville nouvelleMaxwell Cummings Fund conference, as an opening to the 68th Congress of the Institut d'histoire de l'Amérique française. 

Guest speaker : Joan DeJean (University of Pennsylvania)
 


October 15th-18th, 2015 (In several Montreal locations, including the University of Montreal, McGill University, the Médiathèque littéraire Gaétan Dostie and the Cinémathèque québécoise)

"Contre-culture : existences et persistances" Conference : colloquium around historical forms of counterculture. The colloquium includes the projections of the complete works of Pierre Maheu, along with the cinematographers Jean and Serge Gagné, in addition to a poetry cabaret and numerous exhibits.


October 1st and 2nd,  2015, (McCord Museum, 690, Sherbrooke St. West)

"Hospital / Hôpital" Conference : interdisciplinary colloquium, exploring the "hospital" from multiple perspectives - historical, architectural, socio-cultural and urban planning.
 

 


April 23rd, 2015, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Afternoon discussion on the book La gouvernance montréalaise : de la ville-frontière à la métropole (Montreal, Éditions MultiMondes, 2014). Presentation by Harold Bérubé and Donald Fyson, Co-editors of the publication with Léon Robichaud.
 


April 16th, 2015, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (CRIM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Afternoon discussion on the book Nettoyer Montréal. Les campagnes de moralités publiques, 1940-1954 (Montreal, Septentrion, 2014). Presentation by Mathieu Lapointe, author and historian. Comments and feedback by Sandra Breux (Urbanism, culture, society, Institut national de la recherche scientifique).

 


February 26th, 2015, 11:40 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Afternoon discussion on the book L’innovation sociale : les marches d’une construction théorique et pratique (Québec, Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2014). Presentation by Juan-Luis Klein and Benoît Lévesque, cofounders of the Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Comments and feedback by Vincent van Shendel (Executive Director, Territoires innovants en économie sociale et solidaire) and Monique Vallée (member of the Executive Committee, responsible for social and community development and homelessness, the City of Montréal). 


February 12th, 2015, 11:45 a.m.-1:00p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100) 

Afternoon discussion on the book Villes en traduction. Calcutta, Trieste, Barcelone et Montréal (Montreal, Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2013). Presentation by Sherry Simon, author and professor at the French Studies Department at Concordia University. Comments and feedback by Gillian Lane-Mercier (French Language and Literature, McGill) and Robert Schwartzwald (English Studies, Université de Montréal).


January 29th, 2015, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Afternoon discussion on the book Quartiers disparus (Montreal, Éditions Cardinal, 2014). Presentation by Jean-François Leclerc, Director of the Centre d’histoire de Montréal; Catherine Charlevoix, co-author and museologist at the Centre d’histoire de Montréal; and Paul André Linteau, co-author and professor in the History department at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Comments and feedback by Francine Dansereau (Urbanisation, culture and society, Institut national de la recherche scientifique).


January 15th, 2015, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Afternoon discussion on the book Quand les archives racontent Montréal : 110 pièces d’exception (Québec, Les Publications du Québec, 2013). Presentation by Mario Robert, author, head of the Service des archives de la Ville de Montréal and member of CIRM’s advisory committee. Comments and feedback by Sherry Olson (Geography, McGill) and Sylvie Taschereau (Humanities, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières).
 

 

2013


October 21st, 2013, 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. (McGill, Leacock Building, 855 Sherbrooke St. West, room 232)

Conference: Two Walks with Frederick Law Olmsted. Presentation by Witold Rybczynski, Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.

Event organized in collaboration with Les amis de la montagne.


October 18th and 19th, 2013 (McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke St. West)

Seminar "La créativité urbaine en question, 'ville créative'" : seminar on multicultural diversity, governance, urban dynamics, language, creativity with language, conceptualization of creativity, democracy and urban planning.


February 28th, 2013, 1:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (Paul-Desmarais Theatre, Canadian Center for Architecture, 1920 Baile St.)

Conference titled "L’inspecteur général de la ville de Montréal. Le salut vers une ville intégrée ?"
Round tables concerning collusion and corruption in Montreal:
“Lessons of the past” (1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.), with Marc-Antoine Dilhac (Philosophy, Université de Montréal), Harold Bérubé (History, Université de Sherbrooke) and Mathieu Lapointe (History, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada)
“Perspectives for the future” (3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.), with André Fortier (Director, Observatoire de l’Administration publique), Danielle Morin (Accounting Sciences, HEC) and Mario Paul-Hus (Principal Partner, Municonseil)