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Below you will find CIRM-hosted events that have been recorded in audio or video format. In addition to keeping an archive of our various activities, we hope that this will help to disseminate the thoughts discussed and the knowledge shared during these meetings to a wider audience and over a longer period of time.

The F-MR Lab: Culture

The last event of the mini-series The F-MR Lab, in partnership with MR-63, was recorded on June 18, 2021.

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The F-MR Lab: Territorial Inclusion

The 3rd event in The F-MR Lab miniseries, in partnership with MR-63, was recorded on May 21, 2021. 

Moderator:

  • Déborah Cherenfant (présidente et porte-parole, Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal)

Guests:

  • Raja Abid (researcher, UdeM)
  • Dorothée de Collasson (Program Codirector, Exeko)
  • Vicente Pérez (Coordinator, Coalition de la Petite-Bourgogne)
  • Ziyi Shi (President, MR-63 Board)
  • Jean-François Fortin Tam (Regento)

Rethinking the City in Times of Pandemic, no5

The last episode of our series on the impacts of the COVID-19 in the urban context was recorded on May 17, 2021. This episode entitled "Envisioning Tourism Differently" looks at the impact of social distancing and curfew on the tourism experience, and the different initiatives put in place to redefine that experience.

Moderator:

  • Stéphan Gervais (CIRM / McGill)
  • Daniel Weinstock (CIRM / McGill)
  • Magda Fahrni (CIRM / UQAM)

Guests:

  • Jérôme Glad (La Pépinière)
  • Nik Luka (CIRM / McGill)
  • Nicole Neatby (Saint Mary's University)


“Pollution par les microplastiques : de la théorie à la pratique”

This talk presented in collaboration with the Maison de l’environnement de Verdun, the borough of Verdun, and Stratégies Saint-Lauren’s Défi Saint-Laurent was recorded on April 22, 2021, on the occasion of Earth Day. It focuses on the source and impact of microplastics in natural waterways as well as the actions that can be taken to reduce this type of pollution.

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This event sets the stage for the Montréalers and Islanders series of conferences-experiences to be held in June 2021 - stay tuned!


“Rethinking the city in times of pandemic,” no. 4

The fourth webinar in our series about the impacts of COVID-19 in urban contexts was recorded on April 16, 2021. This episode entitled “New Light on Urban Nights” looks at the consequences of social distancing and curfew on the Montréal nightlife and affects.

Moderators:
  • Nik Luka — Interim Director, CIRM; Associate Professor, School of Urban Planning and Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, McGill University
  • Daniel Weinstock — Regular Member, CIRM; Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy, McGill University
  • Magda Fahrni — Regular Member, CIRM; Professor, Department of History and Institute of Feminist Research and Studies, UQAM
Guests:
  • Nicolas Kenny — Associate Professor, Department of History, Simon Fraser University
  • Jess Reia — BMO Postdoctoral Fellow, CIRM; Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University; member, MTL 24/24 Night Council
  • Edda Bild — postdoctoral researcher, School of Information Studies, McGill University

Learn more about the next events in this series.


“The F-MR Lab: Heritage,” no. 1

The first roundtable in our series on the creation and management of the future MR-63 Impact Laboratory was recorded on March 26, 2021. This discussion focuses on issues related to heritage conservation and the requalification of unclassified Montréal icons, including the city’s old metro cars.

Moderator:
  • Aliki Economides — Assistant Professor, McEwen School of Architecture, Laurentian University
Panellists:
  • Martin Drouin — Professor, Department of Urban and Tourism Studies, UQAM
  • Benoît Clairoux — Historian / Communications and Public Relations Advisor, STM
  • Scott MacLeod — Photographer and Painter, MacLeod 9 Productions 
  • Frédéric Morin-Bordeleau — Co-Founder, MR-63

Learn more about the next events in this series.


“AI Policy and Funding in Canada”

This seminar marking the launch of Ana Brandusescu’s report Artificial intelligence policy and funding in Canada: Public investments, private interests was recorded on March 18, 2021. It takes a close look at the AI ecosystem in Canada, the social responsibility issues it raises, and its funding networks.

Moderator:
  • Bianca Wylie — Open Government Advocate; Co-founder, Tech Reset Canada
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Panelists:
  • Yuan Stevens — Policy Lead on Technology, Cybersecurity & Democracy, Ryerson Leadership Lab
  • Nabeel Ahmed — Senior Program Officer, Open North
  • Jess Reia — BMO Postdoctoral Fellow, CIRM; Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University
  • Valentine Goddard — Executive Director, AI Impact Alliance


“Democratic Life and Civic Participation in Montreal”

This interview presented in collaboration with the Quebec Studies Program and the Quebec Studies Students’ Association was recorded on March 17, 2021 as part of the Montreal as Seen by... series. Dominique Ollivier shares her vision of the city and its issues in light of her personal and professional experience as well as her volunteer involvement with numerous organizations.

Hosts:
  • Angelo Robert — Member, Quebec Studies Students’ Association, McGill University
  • Emilie Doumbe Mandengué — Student, Department of Political Science, McGill University
  • Daniel Béland — James McGill Professor, Department of Political Science, McGill University; Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
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“Rethinking the city in times of pandemic,” no. 3

The third webinar in our series about the impacts of COVID-19 in urban contexts was recorded on February 26, 2021. This episode entitled “The Northern City in Times of Pandemic” touches on the particular issues and challenges of the winter health crisis, especially with regard to vulnerable populations.

Moderators:
  • Nik Luka — Interim Director, CIRM; Associate Professor, School of Urban Planning and Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, McGill University
  • Daniel Weinstock — Regular Member, CIRM; Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy, McGill University
  • Magda Fahrni — Regular Member, CIRM; Professor, Department of History and Institute of Feminist Research and Studies, UQAM
Guests:
  • James Hughes — President and CEO, Old Brewery Mission
  • Véronique Fortin — Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Agatino Rizzo — Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Learn more about the next events in this series.


“Race, Crime and Gentrification: Neighborhood Life in Chicago versus Montreal Realities”

This seminar based on the monograph Us versus Them: Race, Crime, and Gentrification in Chicago (2020, Oxford University Press) was recorded on December 9, 2020. It addresses the complex interplay between anti-crime initiatives, gentrification, and social justice activism in a Chicago-Montreal comparative perspective. 

Moderator:
  • Philip S. S. Howard — Assistant Professor, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University
Author:
  • Jan Doering — Associate Member, CIRM; Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, McGill University
Panelists:
  • Mélissa Côté-Douyon — Vice-president, Conseil des Montréalaises
  • Hélène Bélanger — Professor, Department of Urban and Tourism Studies, ESG-UQAM
  • Violaine Jolivet — Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Université de Montréal
  • Maxime Roy-Allard — Representative, Coalition of Housing and Tenant Associations Committees of Quebec (RCLALQ)
  • Rémi Boivin — Assistant Professor, École de criminologie, Université de Montréal; Director, Centre international de criminologie comparée
  • David Austin — Professor, John Abbott College; Course Lecturer, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, McGill University
  • Sophie-Gabrielle Thiébaut — Borough Councillor, Saint-Henri-Est–Petite-Bourgogne–Pointe-Saint-Charles–Griffintown


“Anglo Montreal Literature and Publishing”

This roundtable presented in collaboration with the Quebec Studies Program and the Quebec Studies Students’ Association was recorded on December 4, 2020. Part of the Montreal as Seen by... series, the discussion addresses the realities and challenges faced by the local literary scene.

Hosts:
  • Angelo Robert — Member, Quebec Studies Students’ Association, McGill University
  • Marie Leconte — Resident Scholar, CIRM; Postdoctoral Fellow, Département des littératures de langue française, de traduction et de création, McGill University
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“Rethinking the city in times of pandemic,” no. 2

The second webinar in our series about the impacts of COVID-19 in urban contexts was recorded on November 13, 2020 (in French). This episode entitled “Un siècle de crises sanitaires à Montréal” looks back at the typhus, influenza, and polio epidemics in Montreal to shed some historical light on the current pandemic.

Moderators:
  • Nik Luka — Interim Director, CIRM; Associate Professor, School of Urban Planning and Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, McGill University
  • Daniel Weinstock — Regular Member, CIRM; Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy, McGill University
  • Magda Fahrni — Regular Member, CIRM; Professor, Department of History and Institute of Feminist Research and Studies, UQAM
Guests:
  • Sophie Doucet — Ph.D. History, UQAM
  • Maude Charest-Auger — Archivist, Quebec Ministry of Public Security
  • Valérie Poirier — Ph.D. History, UQAM

Learn more about the next events in this series.


“De la ville intelligente à la ville intelligible”

This seminar based on the collective work De la ville intelligente à la ville intelligible (2019, Presses de l’Université du Québec) was recorded on October 29, 2020. It brought together a panel of experts in urban studies, innovation, and data governance to provoke in-depth reflection on the deployment of new technologies in cities in relation to the resolution of contemporary crises.

Moderator:

  • Hoi Kong — axis codirector, CIRM; full professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia

Authors:

  • Nicolas Merveille — professor, Department of Strategy, Social and Environmental Responsibility, ESG-UQAM
  • Jean-François Gagné — professor, Department of Political Science, Université de Montréal; researcher, CÉRIUM

Panelists:

  • Lyne Nantel — doctoral candidate in Urban Studies, Centre Urbanisation Culture Society, Institut national de la recherche scientifique
  • Stéphane Guidoin — director, Montreal Urban Innovation Lab (MUIL)
  • François Croteau — mayor, Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie borough; Executive Committee member responsible for the smart city, information technologies, innovation, and higher education, City of Montreal
  • Sarah Gagnon-Turcotte — director, Applied Research Lab, OpenNorth
  • Ana Brandusescu — 2019-2021 Professor of Practice, CIRM


“The Montreal Theatre Scene”

This roundtable presented in collaboration with the Quebec Studies Program and the Quebec Studies Students’ Association was recorded on October 22, 2020. Part of the Montreal as Seen by... series, the discussion addresses the realities and challenges faced by the local theatre industry. 

Moderators:
  • Anaïs Lépine-Lopez — Member, Quebec Studies Students’ Association, McGill University
  • Erin Hurley — Regular Member, CIRM; Associate Professor, Department of English, McGill University
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“Rethinking the city in times of pandemic,” no. 1

The first webinar in our series about the impacts of COVID-19 in urban contexts was recorded on October 2, 2020 (in French). This episode entitled “Recherche scientifique : s'adapter pour mieux se réinventer?” focuses on the challenges and transformations faced by the scientific community during and after the pandemic.

Moderators:
  • Nik Luka — Interim Director, CIRM; Associate Professor, School of Urban Planning and Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, McGill University
  • Stéphan Gervais — Scientific Coordinator, CIRM; Coordinator, Quebec Studies Program, McGill University
Guests:
  • Daniel Weinstock — Regular Member, CIRM; Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy, McGill University
  • Magda Fahrni — Regular Member, CIRM; Professor, Department of History and Institute of Feminist Research and Studies, UQAM

Learn more about the next events in this series.


“Meteorology and Climate Change in the St. Lawrence Valley: Past and Current Observations”

This discussion based on Victoria C. Slonosky’s book Climate in the Age of Empire: Recording, Analyzing, and Rescuing Three Centuries of Saint-Laurence Valley Weather Data (Chicago University Press, 2018) was recorded on September 16, 2020. It explores questions of climate history and meteorological data conservation, in light of the citizen science project Data Rescue: Archives & Weather (DRAW). A presentation of the book by its author is available in our Reading corner.

Moderator:  
  • Frédéric Fabry — Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University 
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  • Philippe Gachon — Full Professor - Department of Geography, Université du Québec à Montréal 
  • Ali Nazemi — Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University 
  • Dustin Valen — SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, Concordia University; Lecturer, Peter Guohua School of Architecture, McGill University


“Music Scenes of Quebec and Montreal”

This roundtable presented in collaboration with the Quebec Studies Program and the Quebec Studies Students’ Association was recorded on September 16, 2020. Part of the Montreal as Seen by... series, the discussion addresses the realities and challenges faced by the local music industry.

Host:
  • Jhessica Reia — BMO Postdoctoral Fellow, CIRM; Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Art History and Communication, McGill University
Moderators:
  • Évalie Vallée — Member, Quebec Studies Students’ Association, McGill University
  • Will Straw — Axis Director, CIRM; Full Professor, Department of Art History and Communication, McGill University
Guests:
  • Clerel — Singer-Songwriter
  • Marie-Julie Desrochers — Director, Institutional Affairs and Research, ADISQ
  • Dan Seligman — Co-founder and Artistic Director, Pop Montreal
  • Jean-Étienne Sheehy — Music Journalist and Founder, Bonyenne


“La ville résiliente. Comment la construire?”

CIRM's lunchtime seminar surrounding the collective work La ville résiliente. Comment la construire? (Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 2017) was recorded on May 24, 2018 (in French). This book collects the most recent works on how to adapt cities to climate change.​

Moderator:
  • Juan Torres — Axis Codirector, CIRM; Associate Dean, Faculty of Urban Planning, Université de Montréal
Panelists:
  • Sylvain Perron — Public Policy Analyst, Suzuki Foundation
  • Michèle Dagenais — Regular Member, CIRM; Full Professor, Department of History, Université de Montréal
  • Nathalie Bleau — Coordinator, Built environment, Ouranos
  • Claire Néron-Dejean — Project Director, Strategic planification, BC2
  • Isabelle Thomas — School of Environmental Planning and Design, Université de Montréal

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