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Conferences

Series : Montreal as seen by...

In a casual setting, various Montreal public figures are invited to share their vision and passion for the Metropolis. It is a special opportunity for students from here and abroad to freely discuss with these agents of change who contribute to the development of Montréal. For the foodies: classic Montreal bagels with cream cheese are available for a quick bite! This bilingual lecture series is organized by the Quebec Studies Program and the Quebec Studies Students Association (QSSA) of McGill University, and supported by CIRM. These short lectures are open to all and offered five or six times a year, depending on the current program.

Montreal as seen by Fabrice Vil

February 3, 2020, 11:45 a.m. -1:00 p.m. (CIRM, 680 Sherbrooke St. West, 8th floor)

Conference by Fabrice Vil, founder and president of Pour 3 Points, a coaching organization that aims to break the cycle of poverty and to give the youth crucial capabilities to succeed in life. The discussion specifically addressed the value of sports coaching as a tool for human development.

Montreal as seen by Richard D. Daneau

November 19, 2019, 11:45 a.m. -1:00 p.m. (Armstrong Building, 3420, McTavish St.)

Conference by Richard D. Daneau, executive director of Moisson Montréal, a charity organization that collects donations of food and essential products for distribution to community organizations on the island of Montreal. Mr. Daneau discussed the dynamics surrounding food security in Montreal, as well as Moisson Montreal's role as a charitable actor.

Montreal as seen by Eda Holmes

October 24, 2019, 11:45 a.m. -1:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Conference by Eda Holmes, artistic and executive director of Centaur Theater.


Montreal as seen by Matthew Pearce

October 22, 2019, 11:45 a.m. -1:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Conference by Matthew Pearce, président and executive chief of the Old Brewery Mission, an organization that works with homeless persons to find sustainable solutions to homelessness. In particular, Mr. Pearce discussed his career path and permanent solutions to eradicate homelessness.

 



Montreal as seen by Anne-Marie Jean

March 28, 2019, 12 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (Arts Building of McGill University, room 210)

Conference by Anne-Marie Jean (President of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec) on the occasion of the Francofête at McGill University.


Montreal as seen by Marie-Josée Parent

February 12, 2019, 12 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Conference by Marie-Josée Parent, advisor at the City of Montreal and responsible for the dossier on Aboriginal reconciliation, led by Véronique Leblanc (Association des étudiants en études québécoises [AÉÉQ]) and Mary Anne Poutanen (member of CIRM; lecturer, McGill University's Quebec Studies Program).



Montreal as seen by Alice Miquet

February 7, 2019, 12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Conference by Alice Miquet, President of the Youth Council of Montreal.



Montreal as seen by Cathy Wong

January 31, 2019, 12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Conference by Cathy Wong, President of the Municipal Council of the City of Montreal, moderated by Véronique Leblanc (Quebec Studies Students Association [QSSA]) and Valérie-Anne Mahéo (CIRM member ; postdoctoral member, Department of political science of McGill University.



Montreal as seen by Michaël Theimer

January 29, 2019, 12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Conference by Mickaël Theimer, photograph and founder of Portraits de Montréal.



Montreal as seen by Lili-Anne Pereša

January 15, 2019, 112 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Conference by  Lili-Anne Pereša, president and executive director of Centraide of Greater Montreal, moderated by Stéphan Gervais (CIRM's scientific coordinator) and Saeesh Mangwani (QSSA).


Montreal as seen by Suzanne Lareau

November 27,  2018, 11:45 a.m. -1:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Conference by Suzanne Lareau, Vélo Québec CEO.



Montreal as seen by Marie-Ève Bordeleau

November 20, 2018, 11:45 a.m. -1:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Conference by Marie-Ève Bordeleau, Aboriginal Relations Commissioner for the City of Montreal



Montreal as seen by Allison Hanes

November 13, 2018, 11:45 a.m. -1:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Conference by Allison Hanes, columnist at The Gazette.



Montréal as seen by the executive committee of the Quebec Students Studies Association

November 6, 2018, 11:45 a.m. -1:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Conference by the executive committee of the Quebec Studies Students Association (QSSA), moderated by Mary Anne Poutanen (CIRM member; lecturer, Programme d'études sur le Québec de l'Université McGill).

Thematic Conferences

Se faire une place dans la cité : la participation des groupes religieux à la vie urbaine

October 16-18, 2019 (Centre Urbanisation Culture Société de l'INRS)

Workshop-conference by professors Frédéric Dejean et Annick Germain. The event was structured around four thematic sessions, namely "Urbanism, spatial dynamics and religions", "Religious Groups Serving an Inclusive City? "Religious and Spiritual Expressions and Neighbourhood Life" and "The Dialogue of Cities with Religious Groups".


Data Governance for Sharing Smart City Data

September 25, 2019, 12:30 p.m. -2:00 p.m. (Projet Young - Transitory Laboratory)

Conference by Teresa Scassa organized with the Center for Intellectual Property Policy (CIPP). This conference examined questions of property, confidentiality, ethics and sovereignty examined the ownership, confidentiality, ethical and sovereignty issues raised by data management for data sharing (particularly when some or all of the data originate from a human activity).

Prendre le métro : une performance collective

6 septembre 2018, 17h30-19h (Station F-MR, Allée des barges, Montréal)

Round table moderated by Laurent Vernet (Public Art Bureau, City of Montreal / CIRM) in the presence of five panellists: Gwenaël Bélanger (artist; professor, École des arts visuels et médiatiques de l'UQAM), Annick Germain (professor, Centre Urbanisation Culture Société (INRS); co-director of the "Immigration, living conditions and religion" axis at CIRM), Catherine Lalonde (performer and dance critic; poet; journalist at Le Devoir newspaper), Alice Michaud-Lapointe (author) and Philippe Schnobb (president, Société de transport de Montréal).

 


Montréal et Québec en perspective

June 19, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-4:40 p.m. (McGill, Leacock Building, 855 Sherbrooke West, Room 232)

Conference of the Canadian Municipal Elections Study organized by Éric Bélanger (Department of Political Science, McGill) and supported by CIRM. This conference included a lecture by Andrew Sancton (Department of Political Science, Western University).


Value Systems, Equality and Inequality in Different Socio-Economic Contexts: Elite London and the Mondragon Cooperative Valley

January 23, 2018, 3:00-4:30 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

A lecture by Luna Glucksberg, researcher and urban anthropologist (International Institute of Inequality at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Moderated by Gorka Espiau (McConnell Foundation practitioner professor at CIRM).

Placemaking for Peacemaking

March 24, 2017, 12:00-13:30 (McGill, Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish Street, Pool Room)

A lecture by Rony Jalkh (Visiting Professor, Beirut). A session moderated by Gorka Espiau (Visiting Professor, CIRM). Comments and reactions by Professor Richard Shearmur (School of Urban Planning, McGill).


The Participatory City

March 23, 2017, 12:00-13:30 (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

A lecture by Tessy Britton (Participatory City, London). Animation by Gorka Espiau (CIRM Visiting Scholar). Comments and reactions by Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse (Faculty of Law, McGill).


Sharing Cities. A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities

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

Conference by Professor Julian Agyeman (Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University). Moderated by Gorka Espiau (Invited scholar at CIRM), commected by Hoi Kong (Faculty of Law, McGill).

L' « effet Guggenheim » de Bilbao

November 17, 2016, 18:30-20:00 (McGill, McConnell Hall, Room 204)

Lecture by Gorka Espiau, specialist in the mechanisms of urban transformation and CIRM Visiting Scholar for the year 2016-2017.

Paris 1700. Comportement urbain dans une ville nouvelle

October 15, 2015, 6:00 p.m. (McGill, Moyse Theatre, McGill Arts Building, 853 Sherbrooke Street West)

Maxwell Cummings Fund Distinguished Lecture to open the 68th Congress of the Institut d'histoire de l'Amérique française Guest Speaker: Joan DeJean (University of Pennsylvania).

Two Walks with Frederick Law Olmsted

October 21, 2013, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Room 232, Leacock Pavilion, 855 Sherbrooke Street West

Lecture by Witold Rybczynski, Professor Emeritus at the School of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania. Event organized in partnership with Les amis de la montagne.

CIRM's Conferences-Experiences

The conference-experiences organized by CIRM, in partnership with various organizations in the metropolis, are an opportunity to discover unique places through the people who inhabit hem. The audience is thus invited to meet and discuss with various local actors, researchers, and citizens who contribute in one way or another to the development of these living environments. The conference-experiences are presented in English or French, open to all, and presented two or three times a year depending on the current program.

Émouvoir

June 4, 2019, 5:15-7:30 p.m. (Bonaventure Town Hall / Fonderie Darling)

Participatory conference organized in collaboration with the Innovation District, as part of the series Aménager: guided tour of the Dendrites sculpture located in the Bonaventure city entrance, in the company of its creator Michel de Broin, followed by a panel discussion at the Darling Foundry. The conference, moderated by Prof. Guillaume Éthier (UQAM), brought together five experts in the field of public art: Michel de Broin (artist), Cécile Martin (architect and artist), François Cardinal (editor-in-chief at La Presse and author of the book Et si la beauté rend heureux), Caroline Andrieux (founder and artistic director of the Darling Foundry) and Aliki Economides (assistant professor at Laurentian University).


Communiquer

7 May 2019, 5.15-7.30 p.m. (DARE-DARE Centre / Georges-Vanier Cultural Centre)

Conference-experience as part of the series Aménager - Expérience et innovation d'un quartier conducted in partnership with the Quartier de l'innovation : visit of the Centre DARE-DARE and round table discussion at the Centre culturel Georges-Vanier led by Christian Poirier (INRS), with the participation of Geneviève Massé (member, Centre DARE-DARE), Nicholas Dawson (author and doctoral researcher, UQAM), Hanieh Ziaei (art sociologist and executive director, Centre culturel Georges-Vanier) and Imen Ben Jemia (researcher in residence, CIRM).

 


Montréal : la cité des cités / Pointe Saint-Charles

February 12, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Building 7, 1900 Le Ber Street, suite 201)

Conference-experience : Field visit to Building 7 and round table discussion moderated by Richard Shearmur (CIRM, McGill School of Urban Planning), with François Croteau (Mayor of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie), Juan-Luis Klein (Professor, Department of Geography, UQAM), Claire Poitras (Professor, UCS-INRS), Nik Luka (CIRM; Professor, School of Urbanism/School of Architecture Peter Guo-hua Fu of McGill), Kevin MacMahon (Finance Project Manager, Building 7) and Nathacha Alexandroff (President, Société d'histoire de Pointe-Saint-Charles).

DIY Urbanism

October 31, 2018, 2-4 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

Conférence-expérience sur l'urbanisme « fait maison » en compagnie de Gordon Douglas (auteur de l'ouvrage The Help - Yourself City. Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism), Jaimie Cudmore (boursière BMO du CIRM), Tristan Bougie (Centre d'écologie urbaine de Montréal) et Lisa Bornstein (École d'urbanisme de McGill). L'événement était précédé d'une visite commentée du secteur Milton/Parc en compagnie de représentants du Comité des citoyennes et citoyens Milton Parc et de la Coalition vélo de Montréal.


Appartenir

June 13, 2018, 5:15-7:30 p.m. (Projet Young, 204 Young Street, Montreal)

Conference-experience "Appartenir", third and last event of the series  "Aménager: expérience et innovation d'un quartier". Visit of the F-MR Station in the company of its co-founder, Frédéric Morin-Bordeleau, followed by a discussion led by Prof. Hoi Kong (Associate Professor, McGill University Faculty of Law / Axis Director, CIRM) at the Quartier de l'innovation, in the presence of panelists Frédéric Morin-Bordeleau (co-founder, Station F-MR and MR-63), Gabriela Jakubovits (mobilization officer, Coalition de la Petite-Bourgogne / Quartier en santé), Vanessa Muegler (Project Coordinator, Gestion Immobilière Quo Vadis), Jonathan Rouleau (Associate Researcher, Laboratory of Urban Culture -The Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas) and Karl Dorais Kinkaid (Urban Planner and Project Manager, L'Enclume- Atelier de développement territorial).


Habiter

June 5, 2018, 5:15-7:30 p.m. (Projet Young, 204 Young Street, Montreal)

Conference-experience "Habiter", the second part of the "Aménager" series organized in conjunction with the Quartier de l'innovation. Guided tour of various housing cooperative projects in the Griffintown neighbourhood and of Projet Young, led by Bâtir son quartier and Habitations La Traversée. The visit was followed by a discussion at Projet Young, led by Nik Luka (Associate Professor at the McGill University School of Architecture) and with the following panellists in attendance: Erwan Poënces (Development Officer, Bâtir son quartier), Michel Saint-Cyr (Special Projects Advisor, Habitations La Traversée), Bertrand Fouss (Co-founder and President, Solon Collectif), Jonathan Lapalme (Co-founder, Entremise and Projet Young - Laboratoire transitoire), Laurence Vincent (Co-President, Prével) and Nancy Shoiry (Executive Director, SHDM).


Construire

April 17, 2018, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Wellington Signal Tower, 1230 Smith St.)

First session in the series "Planning: Neighbourhood Experience and Innovation" produced in partnership with the Quartier de l'Innovation. Experiential conference on the Wellington Signal Tower and Projet Young sites, with five panelists: Pauline Butiaux (Vice President and Treasurer, Manoeuvres / Tour d'aiguillage Wellington), Gorka Espiau (Professor Practitioner, McConnell Foundation at CIRM), Philémon Gravel (Co-founder, Director of Development, Entremise), Jonathan Cha (Urbanologist; landscape architect ; heritage consultant; Parc Jean-Drapeau planning consultant; lecturer, UQAM-UdeM; co-founder, MTL-Ville en mouvement; co-director, Le Virage MTL), Carla Rangel Garcia and Marie-Philip Roy-Lasselle (Mont Réel project and ConstructLab Berlin). Academic coordinator: Richard Shearmur (Director of the School of Urban Planning at McGill University / CIRM).

 

CIRM Seminars

Researchers, public and private sector actors, and community workers are invited to discuss a recent publication (monograph, collective work, article, report, etc.) about Montreal or an urban theme relevant to the Montreal community. Each participant is invited to comment on the work based on his or her field of expertise or practice, while the author describes the genesis and purpose of the publication. Organized by CIRM, these short lectures are presented in English or French, open to all, and offered five or six times a year depending on the current program.

Qui sommes-nous pour être découragées ?

February 25, 2020, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (CIRM, 680 Sherbrooke Street West, 8th floor)

Discussion on the social and political value of activism, based on the book "Qui sommes-nous pour être découragées?" (Who are we to be discouraged?) co-authored by Lorraine Guay and Pascale Dufour. The panel, composed of Barry Eidlin (Sociology - McGill U.), Alanna Thain (MIRL), Adam Gwiazda-Ansel (SSMU) and Maryse Chapdelaine (Peter-McGill Neighbourhood Table), was moderated by Jonathan Durand-Folco (CIRM/ Saint-Paul U.).

Legendary Nights in Montreal

November 18, 2019, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Librarie Z, 3420 Ontario Street)

Seminar on the Montreal nights of the 50's, around the comic book "La Femme aux cartes postales", written by Claude Paiement and drawn by Jean-Paul Eid. Five panelists including Jean-Dominic Leduc (columnist), Lysandre Champagne (BMO doctoral fellow), Catherine Charlebois (Centre d'histoire de Montréal), Mathieu Lapointe (curator), Vanessa Tremblay (musicologist) shared their interpretation of the work.


Encounters on Contested Lands

November 18, 2019, 1:30-3 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

Seminar on the book "Encounters on Contested Lands: indigenous performances of sovereignty and nationhood in Quebec" organized in conjunction with the Indigenous Studies Program at McGill University. Author Julie Burelle, along with Mary Anne Poutanen, Yves Sioui Durand, Philippe Ducros, and Pierrot Ross Tremblay discussed the artistic self-representation of Aboriginal and First Nations peoples in Quebec.


L'innovation municipale : sortir des sentiers battus

October 11, 2019, 1:30-3 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

Collective reflection on innovation in the municipal world in the light of the book "L'innovation municipale : sortir des sentiers battus", and in the company of the authors, urban planners Richard Shearmur and Gérard Beaudet. A panel of experts including Virginie Zingraff, Caroline Bourgeois, Fanny Tremblay-Racicot, and Élaine M. Gauthier joined the discussion to question innovative practices in cities from different perspectives.


Récits du coeur. Carnets de migration à Montréal

April 3, 2019, 4:00-5:30 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

Seminar on the theme "Understanding Migration", in connection with the collective book "Récits du coeur. Carnets de migration à Montréal". The discussion, moderated by Frédéric Dejean (co-axis director, CIRM), brought together co-authors Maysoun Faouri and Yara El-Ghadban, as well as two commentators, Audrey Mailloux-Moquin (Territorial Partnership Advisor, BINAM) and Marie-Christine Jeanty (member, Intercultural Council of Montreal).


Enjeux de la recherche collaborative

March 29, 2019, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

A discussion on "Issues in Collaborative Research" moderated by Kevin Manaugh (CIRM Axis Director) and Hoi Kong (CIRM Axis Director) on the book Towards Equity and Inclusion in Canadian Cities: Lessons from Critical Praxis-Oriented Research, with co-author Caroline Andrew (University of Ottawa) and a panel of experts: Isabelle Heck (Parole d'excluEs), Bochra Manaï (Parole d'excluEs), Jaimie Cudmore (BMO Doctoral Fellow, CIRM), Louise Lafortune (UQTR), Denis Bussières (CRISES), Jean-Marc Fontan (UQAM) and Eve-Marie Lampron (UQAM).

Greenovation. Urban Leadership on Climate Change.

November 15, 2018, 2:30-4 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

Meeting with Joan Fitzgerald, author of Greenovation. Urban Leadership on Climate Change and Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. The publication was commented on by several speakers: Tania Gonzalez (Conseil régional de l'environnement de Montréal), Danielle Lussier (Director of the Bureau du développement durable, Ville de Montréal), Alex Norris (City Councillor, Jeanne-Mance District) and Samuel Pagé-Plouffe (Advisor to the Public Affairs Branch, Vivre en ville).


La fin de l'hospitalité. Lampedusa, Lesbos, Calais...jusqu'où irons-nous?

October 26, 2018, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

Lunchtime seminar on the book La fin de l'hospitalité. Lampedusa, Lesbos, Calais...jusqu'où irons-nous?   in the company of its co-author, the philosopher Guillaume Le Blanc. The meeting, moderated by Frédéric Dejean (Département de sciences des religions de l'UQAM / CIRM), brought together several experts from the Montreal community:Jill Hanley (School of Social Work, Mcgill), Aude Mary (Bureau d’intégration des nouveaux arrivants à Montréal) and Lida Aghasi (Centre social d’aide aux immigrants).


La ville résiliente. Comment la construire?

May 24, 2018, 12:00-13:30 (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

Isabelle Thomas (Université de Montréal), La ville résiliente. Comment la construire?  (Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 2017). Lunchtime seminar led by Juan Torres (Faculty of Planning, Université de Montréal / Axis Director, CIRM), with three panelists: Sylvain Perron (Public Policy Analyst, Suzuki Foundation), Michèle Dagenais (Department of History, Université de Montréal) and Claire Néron-Dejean (Project Director - Strategic Planning, BC2).


Can the flâneur be imperfect?

April 26, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

Lunchtime seminar by Simon Yiu-Tsan Ng (researcher in residence at CIRM): "Can the flâneur be imperfect? Reinterpreting the flâneur to better understand the inevitable disappointment in everyday life". Mr. Yiu-Tsan Ng presented elements of his manuscript "Imperfect Flâneurs : Anti-heroes of Modern Life ", based on his doctoral thesis, referring to the city of Montreal and Robert Majzel's novel City of Forgetting. The presentation, moderated by Aliki Economides, was commented by four panelists: André Carpentier (short story writer and novelist), Andre Furlani (Associate Professor in the Department of English, Concordia University), Catherine Leclerc (Professor in the Department of French Language and Literature, McGill University) and Sandeep Banerjee (Professor in the Department of English, McGill University).


À nous la ville! Traité de municipalisme

March 29, 2018, 2:30-4:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

Jonathan Durand Folco (Saint Paul University), À nous la ville! Traité de municipalisme (Écosociété, 2017). Midday discussion moderated by Hoi Kong and Daniel Weinstock (Faculty of Law, McGill University), with four panellists: Caroline Patsias (Professor, Department of Political Science, UQAM), Marguerite Mendell (Director of the Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy, Concordia University), Celine Cooper (columnist for the Montreal Gazette) and Halah Al-Ubaidi (Executive Director of the Conseil communautaire Notre-Dame-de-Grâce).


Rhapsodie québécoise. Itinéraire d'un enfant de la loi 101

March 15, 2018, 12:00-13:15 (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

Akos Verboczy, Rhapsodie québécoise. Itinéraire d’un enfant de la loi 101 (Boréal, 2016). Discussion with the author about his story as part of the Francofête 2018 programming.


De l'utilisation de mégadonnées et des données ouvertes en contexte de gouvernance métropolitaine. Quelles pratiques mettre en oeuvre?

February 20, 2018, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (CEIM, 20 Queen Street, Montreal, 3rd floor)

Roundtable chaired by Jayne Engle (Director, Des villes pour tous Program, McConnell Foundation and Associate Professor, School of Urban Planning, McGill), with interventions by Gorka Espiau (McConnell Foundation Practitioner Professor at CIRM), Stéphan Guidoin (Director, Montreal, Ville intelligente et numérique), Charles-Antoine Julien (Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies, McGill), Jean-Noé Landry (Director General, Nord Ouvert), Pierre-Luc Bacon (Ph.D. student, School of Computer Science, Reasoning and Learning Laboratory, McGill), Geneviève Boisjoly (Ph.D. student, School of Urban Planning, McGill) and Vincent Thomas (Dean of the UFR Droit-sciences économique et politique, Dijon).


Speaking Memory. How Translation Shapes City Life

19 janvier 2018, 12h30-14h00 (CIRM, 3438, rue McTavish, salle 100)

Sherry Simon (French Studies, Concordia University), Speaking Memory. How Translation Shapes City Life (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016). Midday discussion with the book's director, moderated by Gillian Lane-Mercier (DLLF, McGill). The book is commented by Marie Lambert-Chan (Editor-in-Chief, Québec Science), Catherine Leclerc (DLLF, McGill), Wim Remysen (Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur le français en usage au Québec, Université de Sherbrooke), Robert Schwartzwald (English Studies, Université de Montréal) and Simon Yiu-Tsan Ng (resident researcher at CIRM).

Collaborating with the Enemy, How to Work with People You Don't Agree with of Like or Trust

December 7, 2017, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Impact Hub Montreal, 550 Richmond Street, Salon 1861)

Adam Kahane, Collaborating with the Enemy, How to Work with People You Don’t Agree with or Like or Trust (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2017). Discussion moderated by Daniel Weinstock (Faculty of Law and Institute for Health and Social Policy [IHSP], McGill), with interventions by Geneviève Baril (Executive Director of the Institut de recherche sur l’autodétermination des peuples et les indépendances nationales), Luc Doray (Secretary General of the Office de consultation publique de Montréal), Christine Grou (President of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec), Jackson Joseph (co-founder of the Impact Hub Montréa), Aurélie Lanctôt (essayist and columnist for Le Devoir), Matthew Pearce (President and CEO of the Old Brewery Mission), and Vanessa Sykes (Director of Le Baobab familial).


Histoire du Mile End

November 2, 2017, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

Yves Desjardins, Histoire du Mile End  (Septentrion, 2017). Midday discussion moderated by Frédéric Dejean (UQAM) and Annick Germain (INRS), co-director of CIRM's "Immigration, living conditions and religion" research axis, with Gabrielle Désilets (INRS), Marie-Ève Desroches (INRS), Steven Lapidus (Concordia University), and Claudine Schirardin, co-founder of the Comité des citoyens du Mile End.


Second Generations on the Move in Italy. Children of Immigrants Coming of Age

October 30, 2017, 12:30-14:00 (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

Roberta Ricucci, sociologist and professor at the Department of Culture, Politics and Society of the University of Turin, Second Generations on the Move in Italy. Children of Immigrants Coming of Age (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014). Midday discussion moderated by Frédéric Dejean (Département de science des religions, UQAM), with comments by Cheldy Belkhodja (SPCA, Concordia University) and Gabrielle Désilets (INRS).


Les communautés d'innovation. De la liberté créatrice à l'innovation

13 octobre 2017, 12h30-14h00 (CIRM, 3438, rue McTavish, salle 100)

Laurent Simon (HEC, co-director of the book), Patrick Cohendet and Benoit Sarazin, Les communautés d’innovation. De la liberté créatrice à l’innovation (Presses de l'Université du Québec, 2017).

Midday discussion moderated by Richard Shearmur (School of Urban Planning, McGill) and commented by Rami Bebawi (KANVA), Diane de Courcy (Je fais Mtl/Ville de Montréal), Gorka Espiau (CIRM), Zoé Gagnon-Paquin (Magnéto), Pierre Emmanuel Moyse (Faculty of Law, McGill) and Julie Aurore Rijpens (SIIL, McGill).


Race, Class, and Politics in the Capuccino City

11 août 2017, 12h00-13h30 (CIRM, 3438, rue McTavish, salle 100)

Derek Hyra, Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City (University of Chicago Press, 2017). Luncheon discussion moderated by Will Straw (Professor, Art History & Communication Studies, McGill University) and devoted to the most recent book by Derek Hyra, founder and director of the Metropolican Policy Center at American University.


Montréal en évolution. Quatre siècles d'architecture et d'aménagement

January 2, 2017, 12:00-14:00 (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). Midday discussion with the author. Session commented by Dinu Bumbaru (Héritage Montréal), Gérard Beaudet (Faculté de l'aménagement, UdeM), Albert Ferré (Canadian Centre for Architecture) and Alena Prochazka (Conseil du patrimoine de Montréal).

Chronique des arts de la scène

October 27, 2016, 12:00-13:30 (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

Marie-Thérèse Lefebvre, Chronique des arts de la scène (Septentrion, 2016). Lunch discussion moderated by Will Straw, professor in the Department of Art History and Communications at McGill University. With Andrée Fortin, professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology at Université Laval, Yves Jubinville, professor at the École supérieure de théâtre at UQAM, and Jean-François Nadeau, historian, essayist and assistant news director at Le Devoir newspaper.


Le Quartier des Spectacles et le chantier de l'imaginaire montréalais

April 21, 2016, 12:00-14:00 (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

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


Point-Saint-Charles. L'urbanisation d'un quartier ouvrier de Montréal, 1840-1930

February 25, 2016, 12:00-13:30 (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

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


Architecture iconique. Les leçons de Toronto

28 janvier 2016, 12h00-14h00 (CIRM, 3438, rue McTavish, salle 100)

Guillaume Ethier, Architecture iconique. Les leçons de Toronto (Presses de l'Université du Québec, 2015). Session moderated by Nik Luka (Professor, Department of Urban Studies and Department of Architecture, McGill University), Simon Harel (Professor, Department of World Literature and Languages, Université de Montréal), and Aliki Economides, (Researcher in Residence at CIRM).

De la Belle-Époque à la Crise. Chroniques de la vie culturelle à Montréal

December 10, 2015, 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

Denis Saint-Jacques and Marie-Josée des Rivières (dirs.), De la Belle-Époque à la Crise. Chroniques de la vie culturelle à Montréal (Nota Bene,2015). Session moderated by Michel Biron, Professor in the Department of French Language and Literature at McGill University, Louis-Patrick Leroux, Professor in the Department of French and English Studies at Concordia University, and Jarrett Rudy, Professor in the Department of History at McGill University.


Des sociétés distinctes. Gouverner les banlieues bourgeoises de Montréal, 1880-1939

November 5, 2015, 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

Harold Bérubé, Des sociétés distinctes. Gouverner les banlieues bourgeoises de Montréal, 1880-1939 (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015). The session will be moderated by Michèle Dagenais, professor in the Department of History at the Université de Montréal.


Salomé et les hommes en noir

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

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


La gouvernance montréalaise : de la ville-frontière à la métropole

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

Lunchtime discussion on the book La gouvernance montréalaise : de la ville-frontière à la métropole (Montréal, Éditions MultiMondes, 2014).presentation by Harold Bérubé and Donald Fyson, co-directors of the publication, with Léon Robichaud.


Nettoyer Montréal. Les campagnes de moralités publiques

March 26, 2015, 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

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


L'innovation sociale : les marches d'une construction théorique et pratique

February 26, 2015, 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

Lunch 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, co-founders of the Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales, Université du Québec à Montréal. Comments and reactions from Vincent van Shendel (Director General, Innovative Territories in the Social and Solidarity Economy) and Monique Vallée (Head of Social and Community Development and Homelessness, City of Montreal).


Villes en traduction. Calcutta, Trieste, Barcelone et Montréal

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

Lunchtime 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 full professor in the Department of French Studies at Concordia University. Comments and reactions by Gillian Lane-Mercier (French Language and Literature, McGill) and Robert Schwartzwald (English Studies, Université de Montréal).


Quartiers disparus

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

Lunchtime discussion on the book Quartiers disparus (Montréal, Éditions Cardinal, 2014) with 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 full professor in the Department of History at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Comments and reactions by Francine Dansereau (Urbanisation, culture et société, Institut national de la recherche scientifique).


Quand les archives racontent Montréal : 110 pièces d'exception

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

Midday 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 the CIRM advisory committee.Comments and reactions by Sherry Olson (Geography, McGill) and Sylvie Taschereau (Social Sciences and Humanities, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières).

 

Colloquia - Conferences


Light, Night and Urban Sustainability

April 9, 2019, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Thomson House, 3650 McTavish Street)

International Symposium "Light, Night and Urban Sustainability " organized by Will Straw (co-axis director, CIRM), with the participation of Anouk Bélanger (regular member, CIRM). Several sessions were devoted more specifically to questions of the Montreal nighttime experience, such as the panel on nocturnal cultures in Montreal and a paper on representations of Montreal history in the interactive work Cité mémoire. The event was supported by CIRM.

Pour une poétique du rap

September 7, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Wendy Patrick Room, Wilson Hall, 3506 University Street, Montreal, Room 118)

Colloquium supported by CIRM and organized by Xavier Phaneuf-Jolicoeur (McGill University) and Sarah Abd El-Salam (Université de Montréal), including four sessions and an interview. The first session, "Rethinking Orality, Voice, Performance and Writing 1" (9:30-10:30 a.m.), chaired by Xavier Phaneuf-Jolicoeur, with Idir Mahiou (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier) and David Paquette-Bélanger (McGill University).

Second session, "Rethinking Orality, Voice, Performance and Writing 2" (11:00-12:00), chaired by Sébastien Dulude (poet and web editor of Spirale), with Alain Milon (Université Paris Ouest - Nanterre) and Sarah Abd El-Salam (Université de Montréal).

Interview: Olivier Boisvert-Magnen (journalist at Le Voir) with rappers Dramatik (Muzion) and Monk.E (K6A) (13h00-14h00).

Third session, "Poetics tested by practices 1" (14h00-15h00), chaired by Sarah Abd El-Salam, with Sarah Yahyaoui (Graduate Center, CUNY) and Julien Alarie (Université de Montréal).

Fourth session, "La poétique à l'épreuve des pratiques 2" (3:30-4:30 p.m.), chaired by Catherine Leclerc (Associate Professor, McGill University), with Emily Shuman (New York University) and Xavier Phaneuf-Jolicoeur.


L'avenir des communautés locales : les municipalités créatrices d'innovations techniques et sociales

May 9, 2017, 1:30-7:00 p.m. (McGill, Trottier Pavilion, 3630 University Street)

Colloque dans le cadre de la série Manifeste montréalais pour l’innovation sociale du CIRM et du 85e Congrès de l’Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas).

Première table ronde sur « L'innovation municipale : sa pratique et ses enjeux » (13h30-15h00) : séance présidée par Gérard Beaudet (Urbaniste, UdeM), avec Bernard Sévigny (Président de l’Union des municipalités du Québec et maire de Sherbrooke), Gorka Espiau (Professeur invité du CIRM), Peter Trent (maire de Westmount) et Michel Angers (maire de Shawinigan).

Seconde table ronde sur « L’innovation municipale : recherches et concepts » (15h30-17h00) : séance présidée par Richard Shearmur (Urbaniste, Université McGill), avec Guy Chiasson (Centre de recherche sur le développement territorial, UQO), Marie-José Fortin (Développement régional et territorial, UQAR), Dany Fougères (Département d'histoire, UQAM) et Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay (Chaire de recherches sur les enjeux socio-organisationnels de l’économie du savoir, TELUQ).

« Rendez-vous avec la ville de demain », une activité grand public de l'ACFAS (17h00-19h00) : visite des projets finalistes du mérite Ovation municipale 2017 de l’Union des municipalités du Québec.

Quartiers en recomposition : les nouvelles diversités de Montréal

October 30, 2015 (Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, 475 de Maisonneuve Blvd. East)

34th Colloque des écrivains de l'Académie des lettres du Québec (with the participation of CIRM). Directed by Sherry Simon. The program is available on the Academy's website.


Contre-culture : existences et persistances

October 15-18, 2015 (Various locations including Université de Montréal, McGill University, the Gaétan Dostie Literary Mediatheque and the Cinémathèque québécoise)

Colloquium on the different forms of counterculture over time. In addition to screenings of works by Pierre Maheu and filmmakers Jean and Serge Gagné, participants were able to contemplate numerous exhibitions and attend a poetry cabaret.


Urbanités

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

68th Congress of the Institut d'histoire de l'Amérique française.


Hospital / Hôpital

October 1 and 2, 2015 (McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke Street West)

An interdisciplinary colloquium that examines the Hospital from a variety of perspectives - historical, architectural, socio-cultural and urban planning.

La créativité urbaine en question, « ville créative »

October 18 and 19, 2013, McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke Street West, Bombardier Room

Colloquium on cultural diversity, governance, urban dynamics, language, language creativity, the conceptualization of creativity, democracy and urban planning.


L'inspecteur général de la ville de Montréal. Le salut vers une ville intégrée?

February 28, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Théâtre Paul-Desmarais, Canadian Centre for Architecture, 1920 Baile Street)

Study day.

Roundtables on collusion and corruption in Montreal :

"Leçons du passé" (1:00-3:00 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" (3:30-5:30 p.m.), with André Fortier (Director, Observatoire de l'Administration publique), Danielle Morin (Accounting Sciences, HEC), Mario Paul-Hus (Senior Partner, Municonseil).

 

Launches, workshops & study days

Culture and Social Innovation Beyond Boundaries : From the Basque Country to Quebec

April 20, 2018 (James Administration Pavilion, 845 Sherbrooke Street, Montreal)

Study day on the theme "Culture and Social Innovation Beyond Boundaries: From the Basque Country to Quebec" organized around two seminars and a conference by Mr. Juan José Ibarretxe (Director, Agirre Lehendekaria Center). This day brought together members of CIRM and partner organizations, as well as representatives of Etxepare Basque Institute and Agirre Lehendekaria Center. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the meeting, with the aim of promoting collaboration and cooperation between the social innovation projects carried out by the three institutions, in the presence of Mr. M. Bingen Zupiria (Minister of Culture and Language Policy of the Basque Government), Ms. Irene Larraza (Director General, Etxepare Basque Institute), Mr. Juan José Ibarretxe (Director, Agirre Lehendakaria Center for Social and Political Studies) and Mr. Philip Oxhorn (Deputy Executive Vice-Principal for International Affairs, McGill).


Engaging with Diversity. Multidisciplinary Reflections on Plurality from Quebec

November 7, 2018, 4-6 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

Launch of the book Engaging with Diversity. Multidisciplinary Reflections on Plurality from Quebec  to which several members of CIRM collaborated, in the presence of numerous authors and the book's co-editors, Stéphan Gervais, Raffaele Iacovino and Mary Anne Poutanen. To view the video clips produced for this event, please follow this link.

Vivre ensemble à Montréal. Épreuves et convivialités

December 11, 2017, 5:00-7:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish Street, Room 100)

Launch of CIRM's first publication, Vivre ensemble à Montréal. Épreuves et convivialités ("Formes" collection from Atelier 10, 2017), with the co-directors of the book, Annick Germain (INRS), Valérie Amiraux (Université de Montréal) and Julie-Anne Boudreau (INRS), and some of the authors.


Développement urbain durable et innovation. La ville, un bien commun – perspectives de Montréal et d’ailleurs

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

2nd workshop in the Montréal Manifesto for Social Innovation series: " ". Discussion led by Ron Rayside (Architect), with Gorka Espiau (CIRM Visiting Scholar), Julian Agyeman (Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University), Tessy Britton (Participatory City, London), Rony Jalkh (Visiting Scholar, Beirut), Hoi Kong (Faculty of Law, McGill) and Guy Grenier (Office de consultation publique de Montréal). Concluding remarks by Danielle Lussier (Sustainable Development Office, City of Montreal). A cocktail party closed the event.


Règlementation intelligente pour villes intelligentes

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

1st workshop in the Montréal Manifesto for Social Innovation series. Discussion led by Diane Bérard (Les Affaires), with Gorka Espiau (CIRM Visiting Scholar), Mehdi Benboubakeur (Montréal Responsable), John Geraci (Entrepreneur), Peter V. Hall (Urban Studies Program, Simon Fraser University), Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse (Director, Centre for Intellectual Property Policy [CIPP], Faculty of Law, McGill University). Closing remarks were delivered by Angelique Mannella (V-P Innovation and Partnerships, McGill University) and the event was followed by a cocktail reception.

 

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