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

Conference "Montreal and Quebec in Focus" of the Canadian Municipal Election Study organized by Éric Bélanger (Department of Political Science, McGill) and supported by the CIRM. This conference featured a keynote presentation by Andrew Sancton (Department of Political Science, Western University).



June 13th, 2018, 5:15-7h30 p.m. (Projet Young, 204 Young St., Montreal, QC)

Conference-experiment "Belong", third and last event of the series "Shaping Neighborhoods: Experience and Innovation". Visit of the Station F-MR with its co-Founder, Frédéric Morin-Bordeleau, followed by a discution moderated by Prof. Hoi Kong (Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University / Deputy Director, CIRM) at the Quartier de l'innovation. Panelists: Frédéric Morin-Bordeleau (co-Founder, Station F-MR and MR-63), Gabriela Jakubovits (mobilization agent, 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 (urbanist and project manager, L'Enclume- Atelier de développement territorial).

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

Conference-experiment "Inhabt", second event of the series "Shaping Neighborhoods: Experience and Innovation", organized with the Quartier de l'innovation. Guided tour of various housing cooperative projects of the Griffintown neighborhood and of the Projet Young, led by Bâtir son quartier and Habitations La Traversée, followed by a discussion moderated by Nik Luka (Professor, School of Architecture, McGill University). Panelists : Erwan Poënces (development agent, 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 (Director, SHDM).

May 24th, 2018, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Isabelle Thomas (Université de Montréal), La ville résiliente. Comment la construire? (Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 2017). Lunchtime discussion moderated by Juan Torres (Faculty of Urban Studies, Université de Montréal / Deputy Director, CIRM), with three panelists:  Sylvain Perron (Public Policy and Government Relations Analyst, Suzuki Foundation), Michèle Dagenais (History Department, Université de Montréal) and Claire Néron-Dejean (Project director – Strategic planning, BC2).



April 26th, 2018, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)​

Lunchtime-seminar by Simon Yiu-Tsan Ng (CIRM Resident Scholar) : "Can the flâneur be imperfect ? Reinterpreting the flâneur to better understand the inevitable disappointment in everyday life". Mr. Yiu-Tsan Ng presented elements from his manuscript “Imperfect Flâneurs : Anti-heroes of Modern Life”, based on his doctoral thesis, with references to the city of Montreal as well as to 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 (English, Concordia University), Catherine Leclerc (Département de langues et littérature françaises, McGill University) and Sandeep Banerjee (English, McGill University). 

April 20th, 2018 (James Administration Building, 845 Sherbrooke St.)

Study day under the theme "Culture and Social Innovation Beyond Boundaries: From the Basque Country to Quebec". At the invitation of the CIRM, two seminars followed by a conference by Mr. Juan José Ibarretxe (Director, Agirre Lehendekaria Center) brought together members of the CIRM and members of partner organizations, as well as representatives of the Etxepare Basque Institute and the Agirre Lehendekaria Center. These three institutions concluded the day with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of encouraging the collaboration and cooperation of their social innovation projects, in the presence of Mr. Bingen Zupiria (Basque Government's Minister of Culture and of the Language Policy), Ms. Irene Larraza (General Director, Etxepare Basque Institute), Juan José Ibarretxe (Director, Agirre Lehendakaria Center for Social and Political Studies) and Mr. Philip Oxhorn (Associate Provost, International, McGill) .

April 17th, 2018, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Tour d’aiguillage Wellington , 1230 Smith St.)

"Build", first event of the  of the series "Shaping Neighborhoods: Experience and Innovation". Conference-experiment at Tour d'aiguillage Wellington, followed by a discussion at Projet Young, with five panelists : Pauline Butiaux (vice-President and treasurer , Manoeuvres/Tour d'aiguillage Wellington), Gorka Espiau (Professor of practice, McConnell Foundation/CIRM), Philémon Gravel (co-Founder, Director of urban planning, Entremise), Jonathan Cha (urbanist ; landscape architect ; consultant un planning, Parc Jean-Drapeau ; 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 leader : Richard Shearmur, Director, School of urbanism, McGill University.

March 29th, 2018, 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

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



March 15th, 2018, 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)
Akos VerboczyRhapsodie québécoise. Itinéraire d’un enfant de la loi 101 (Boréal, 2016). Discussion with the author as part of Francofête 2018.




February 20th, 2018, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. (CEIM, 20 Queen St., Montreal, 3rd floor)
Round table on “From Big Data and Open Data to Community Actions and Impacts. Which practices to implement?” Round table moderated by Jayne Engle (Program Director, Cities for People, McConnell Foundation and Adjunct Professor, School of Urban Planning, McGill) with panelists Gorka Espiau (Professor of Practice of the McConnell Foundation, CIRM), Stéphan Guidoin (Director, Montréal, Smart City), Charles-Antoine Julien (Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies, McGill), Jean-Noé Landry (Executive Director, Open North), Pierre Luc Bacon (PhD Student, School of Computer Science, Reasoning and Learning Laboratory, McGill), Geneviève Boisjoly (PhD Student, School of Urban Planning, McGill), and Vincent Thomas (Dean, Faculty of Law-Economics and Political Sciences, Dijon).

January 23rd, 2018, 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

« Value systems, equality and inequality in different socio-economic contexts: elite London and the Mondragon Cooperative Valley », a conference by Luna Glucksberg, researcher and urban anthropologist at the International Inequalities Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science.Led by Gorka Espiau (Professor of Practice of the McConnell Foundation at CIRM). 

January 19th, 2018, 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Sherry Simon (French Studies, Concordia), Speaking Memory. How Translation Shapes City Life (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016). Lunch-discussion with the editor of the book led by Gillian Lane-Mercier (DLLF, McGill), with comments 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 (Études anglaises, Université de Montréal), Simon Yiu-Tsan Ng (CIRM Resident Scholar). 



December 11th, 2017, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

The launch of CIRM’s first publication, Vivre ensemble à Montréal. Épreuves et convivialités (Atelier 10’s « Formes » collection, 2017), with the work’s co-editors Annick Germain (INRS), Valérie Amiraux (Université de Montréal), and Julie-Anne Boudreau (INRS), as well as some of the authors.

December 7th, 2017, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (Impact Hub Montreal, 550 Richmond St., 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 led by Daniel Weinstock (Faculty of Law, Institute for Health and Social Policy [IHSP], McGill), with a panel composed of Geneviève Baril (Director of the Research Institute on Self-Determination of Peoples and National Independence), 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 Impact Hub Montréal), Aurélie Lanctôt (Essayist and Columnist at Le Devoir), Matthew Pearce (President and CEO of Old Brewery Mission) Vanessa Sykes (Director of Le Baobab familial) also commented the book. 

November 2nd, 2017, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Yves Desjardins, Histoire du Mile End (Septentrion, 2017). Lunch-discussion led by Frédéric Dejean (UQAM) and Annick Germain (INRS), co-editors of CIRM’s “Immigration, living conditions, and religion” axis of research, with Gabrielle Désilets (INRS), Marie-Ève Desroches (INRS), Steven Lapidus (Concordia), as well as the cofounder of the Comité des citoyens du Mile End, Claudine Schirardin.

October 30th, 2017, 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., 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).  Lunch-discussion led by Frédéric Dejean (Department of Religious Studies, UQAM) and the book will be commented by Chedly Belkhodja (SCPA, Concordia University) and Gabrielle Désilets (INRS). 

October 13th, 2017, 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.(CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100) 

Laurent Simon (HEC, co-editor 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). Lunch-discussion led by Richard Shearmur (School of Urban Planning, McGill) with comments by Rami Bebawi (KANVA), Diane de Courcy (Je fais Mtl/City of Montréal), Gorka Espiau (CIRM), Zoé Gagnon-Paquin (Magnéto), Pierre Emmanuel Moyse (Faculty of Law, McGill) and Julie Aurore Rijpens (SIIL, McGill).

September 7th, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Wendy Patrick Room, Wilson Hall, 3506 University St., Montreal, room 118)

« Pour une poétique du rap, » conference supported by the CIRM and organized by  Xavier Phaneuf-Jolicoeur (McGill University) and Sarah Abd El-Salam (Université de Montréal), comprising four sessions and an interview. The first session, « Repenser l’oralité, la voix, la performance et l’écriture 1 » (9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.), chaired by Xavier Phaneuf-Jolicoeur with Idir Mahiou (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier) and David Paquette-Bélanger (McGill University). 

The second session, « Repenser l’oralité, la voix, la performance et l’écriture 2 » (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.), chaired by Sébastien Dulude (poet and editor-in-chief of the website Spirale), with Alain Milon (Université Paris Ouest – Nanterre) and Sarah Abd El-Salam (Université de Montréal). 

Interview: Olivier Boisvert-Magnen (journalist for Voir) with rappers Dramatik (Muzion) and Monk.E (K6A) (1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.).

The third session, « La poétique à l’épreuve des pratiques 1 » (2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.), chaired by Sarah Abd El-Salam, with Sarah Yahyaoui (Graduate Center, CUNY) and Julien Alarie (Université de Montréal).

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

August 11th, 2017, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. (CIRM, 3438 McTavish St., room 100)

Derek Hyra, Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City (University of Chicago Press, 2017). Lunch-discussion led by Will Straw (Professor, Art History & Communication Studies, McGill University) and focusing on the newest book from Derek Hyra, the Founder and Director of the Metropolican Policy Center at American University. 

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). 


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)


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).


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)