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Colloquia and conferences
1971-2021: 50 ans de corpus linguistique
September 15-17, 2022 (Archives nationales du Québec à Montréal, 535, Viger East Avenue)
This colloquium in partnership with CIRM highlighted the 50th anniversary of the Montréal 1971 corpus. It reunited researchers interested by the diversity of French and the use of spoken language corpora.
Inaugural colloquium for the Elbira-Zipitria chair in Basque studies
September 9, 2022 (McGill Faculty Club, 3450, McTavish street)
The establishment of the Elbira-Zipitria Chair in Basque Studies within the faculties of Arts and Engineering is the product of a collaboration between the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montréal (CIRM), the Etxepare Euskal Institutua, and McGill University. This day of discussions focused on Québécois and Basque perspectives when it comes to teaching, planning, and using minority/minoritized languages
Shaking the Fondations
October 28-30 2021, (BAnQ Auditorium, 475, De Maisonneuve East Boulevard)
Conference supported by CIRM and organized by the Montréal Comic Arts Festival (MCAF) to highlight the 10th anniversary of MCAF. This conference had the objective of bringing together researchers interested in the comic arts and their creators for discussions and presentations of research and field work on the theme of Shaking the Foundations. Mario Beaulac, professor in comic arts at the École multidisciplinaire de l’image at Université du Québec en Outaouais, oversaw the event as scientific director.
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.
Montréal et Québec en perspective
June 19, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 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).
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 p.m. to 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.
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)
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).
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.
Jane's Walk: Exploring the Champ des Possibles and its Milieu
May 8, 2022 (Kabane-Entrepôt, 77, Bernard Street East)
In partnership with CIRM, Jane’s Walk and the Montréal Urban Ecology Centre, this walking tour at the Champ des Possibles touched on decontamination, ephemeral installations, the relationship between citizens, the city, and railroads, municipal governance, gentrification, and citizen mobilization.
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.
Launches, workshops, and study days
Charrette on the Future of Griffintown
May 5 to May 7, 2023 (14th floor, 1550 Rue Metcalfe, Montréal, QC)
LACONDA Workshops 2023: Initiation à l'analyse de textes assistée par ordinateur (in French)
January 12 to March 23, 2023 (Virtual workshops)
The return of a workshop series on the methods and tools for text analysis assisted by computers in collaboration with the Laboratory for Collective Narratives and Discourse Analysis (LACONDA) and the Data for Society Hub (DSH).
Workshop "Une ville pour jouer"
September 22, 2022, 9:00-12:00 (Pavillon de la Faculté de l'aménagement de l'Université de Montréal, 2940 Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road, room 1150)
Organized by CIRM in collaboration with the Université de Montréal and the Ville de Montréal's Service de la diversité et de l'inclusion sociale, the workshop "Une ville pour jouer" followed-up on the Policy on Children project. Presentations by our member Juan Torres (CIRM / UdeM) and his colleagues, Katherine Frohlich (UdeM / CReSP), Mikael St-Pierre (CEUM) and Ipek Epikmen (UdeM), aimed to encourage discussion and action to make Montréal a place for children to play.
Montréal dans les bulles
September 14, 2022, 18:00 (Le Port de tête Bookstore, 222 Mont-Royal Avenue East)
While in Montréal, our member Anna Giaufret (CIRM / University of Genoa) presented the book Montréal dans les bulles on the representation of spoken Montréal French in contemporary graphic novels.
LACONDA Workshops 2022: Initiation à l'analyse de textes assistée par ordinateur (in French)
February 4 to June 3, 2022 (Virtual workshops)
Seven initiation workshops on the methods and tools for text analysis assisted by computers in collaboration with the Laboratory for Collective Narratives and Discourse Analysis (LACONDA) and the Data for Society Hub (DSH).
AI in the City: Building Civic Engagement and Public Trust
February 10, 2022 (Virtual event)
One-day symposium with discussions on civic engagement and public trust when it comes to AI and the politics of technologies in urban spaces with Jess Reia (CIRM / University of Virginia) and Ana Brandusescu (CIRM / McGill University).
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. View the video clips produced for this event.
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).
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)
Second 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)
First 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.
Lectures, roundtables, and webinars
Quebec Provincial Elections: A Critical Review
September 30, 2022, 12:00-13:00 (Virtual event)
Organized by the Quebec Studies program at McGill in collaboration with the Quebec Studies Student Association, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) and the CIRM, this roundtable invited journalists to provide a critical review of the 2022 provincial election campaign. The activity was hosted by Daniel Béland (Director, MISC / CIRM) and moderated by Mohammad Mansour (McGill). The three panellists were Jonathan Montpetit (CBC), Holy Cabrera (CBC / former Quebec Studies Student) and Allison Hanes (Montreal Gazette).
Entretien Jacques Cartier - Le design collaboratif et la revitalisation des villes : Lyon et Montréal aujourd’hui
November 29, 2022, 12:45-4:45PM (CIRM)
Organized by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montréal (CIRM), Sciences Po Lyon and the Atelier de chronotopies urbaines : scenes et cultures populaires (UQAM) as part of Entretiens Jacques Cartier 2022, this project takes a look at urban revitalization and the transformation of cities through creativity and collaborative design. We are suggesting a dialogue between the cities of Lyon and Montréal, both recognized as UNESCO Creative Cities, by crossing associative, professional, academic, and strategic contributions.
Webinar Montréal in Common #5: Comprendre les communautés montréalaise à l'aide de l'analyse de texte assistée par ordinateur
May 25, 2022 (Virtual event)
Organized by Montréal in Common and hosted by the Laboratory for Collective Narratives and Discourse Analysis (LACONDA), this webinar made it possible to learn more on the tools developed by CIRM and its partners in the context of the Data for Society Hub project, whose aim is to better understand the issues that are proper to Montréal’s community.
AI Ethics: The Use of Surveillance Technologies by the City of Montréal
February 16, 2022 (Virtual event)
In association with the Conseil jeunesse de Montréal, this panel touched on the ethical issues related to the different surveillance technologies used by cities around the world.
Superdiversity in Canadian Cities
June 21, 2021 (Virtual event)
Lecture by Steven Vertovec and Daniel Hiebert, with contributions from Sandeep Agrawal (Edmonton), Bronwyn Bragg (Calgary) and Annick Germain (CIRM / INRS). Today's urban populations in Canada present changing combinations of nationalities, ethnic origins, languages, religions, ages, genders, legal status, classes and human capital. These changing combinations of demographic characteristics create conditions of "superdiversity," a concept that emphasizes that current patterns of diversity are substantially replacing those that once prevailed.
Pollution by Microplastics: From Theory to Practice
April 22, 2021 (Virtual event)
On the occasion of Earth Day, the Maison de l'environnement de Verdun, in collaboration with the borough of Verdun, is joining forces with Stratégies Saint-Laurent's Défi Saint-Laurent and CIRM for a two-part virtual lunchtime discussion on microplastic pollution.
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)
Lecture by Teresa Scassa organized with the Center for Intellectual Property Policy (CIPP). This lecture 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
September 6, 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).
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)
Lecture by Professor Julian Agyeman (Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University). Moderated by Gorka Espiau (Invited scholar at CIRM), commented 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.