Multimedia

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.

Podcasts

Montréalais·es et insulaires

The first season of our series of conferences-experiences about the St. Lawrence River was recorded without an audience in June 2021 (in French). It was a part of the Semaine du Saint-Laurent programming, which is organized by Stratégies Saint-Laurent, and tackled issues related to the environment, green economy, and shoreline accessibility.

The podcast Montréalais·es et insulaires [Montréalers and Islanders] is produced by Studio Sophronik (Gabrielle Pépin and Yecine Meliani as sound recorders; Gregory Fitzgerald as musician, editor, and mixer). Learn more about the series.

Episode 1 — The St. Lawrence River: A meeting place
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Released on Anchor.fm on November 25, 2021. Read the abstract.

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  • Natalie Doonan — Regular Member, CIRM; Associate Professor, Department of Communications, Université de Montréal
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CIRM is grateful to the Maison de l’environnement de Verdun for its collaboration in presenting this event.

Episode 2 — Hit the waters, Montréalers!
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Released on Anchor.fm on December 7, 2021. Read the abstract.

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CIRM is grateful to the Société d’animation de la Promenade Bellerive for its collaboration in presenting this event.

Episode 3 — Green cargos: The challenges of maritime transport in the St. Lawrence River
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Released on Anchor.fm on December 21, 2021. Read the abstract.

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CIRM is grateful to the Comité ZIP Jacques-Cartier for its collaboration in presenting this event.

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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

Panellists

  • 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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    Videos

    Making a Community-Driven Project a Reality: 

    This interview presented in collaboration with the Quebec Studies Program and the Quebec Studies Students’ Association was recorded on March 23, 2022 as part of the Montréal as seen by... series. It focuses on the centrality of Montréal to Jewish identity and culture in Canada.

    Moderators

    • Samuel Jachir — Member, Quebec Studies Students’ Association, McGill University
    • Mary Anne Poutanen — Regular Member and Resident Scholar, CIRM; Lecturer, Quebec Studies Program, McGill University

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    No one could stop this train: A conversation with Michael P. Farkas

    This interview presented in collaboration with the Quebec Studies Program and the Quebec Studies Students’ Association was recorded on March 16, 2022 as part of the Montréal as seen by... series. It deals with living together, leadership, as well as civic and artistic education.

    Moderators

    • Vadime Saint-Cyr - membre, Association étudiante en études québécoises, Université McGill
    • Mary Anne Poutanen – membre régulière et chercheuse en résidence, CRIEM; chargée de cours, Programme d’études sur le Québec, Université McGill

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    AI in the city: Building civic engagement and public trust

    Both public panels of the symposium organised by Ana Brandusescu and Jess Reia with the support of CIRM were recorded on February 10, 2022. They explore questions related to trustworthy technology, participation in AI, digital rights, data ethics, algorithmic impact assessments, and tech policy in urban spaces.  

    Moderators

    • Ana Brandusescu — 2019–2021 McConnell Foundation Professor of Practice, CIRM; PhD Student, Department of Geography, McGill University
    • Jess Reia — 2020–2021 BMO Postdoctoral Fellow, CIRM; Assistant Professor, School of Data Science, University of Virginia

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    Panellists from the “Meaningful Civic Engagement with Data and AI” session

    • Caroline Running Wolf — PhD Student, University of British Columbia; Advocate, Indigenous Protocol & AI Working Group
    • J. Carlos Lara —Director of Research and Policy, Derechos Digitales
    • Mich Spieler — Political Scientist; Community Technology Coordinator, COCo
    • Renée Cummings — AI Ethicist and Data Activist in Residence, School of Data Science, University of Virginia
    • Renée Sieber — Associate Professor, Department of Geography, McGill University


    L’éthique de l’IA : l’utilisation des technologies de surveillance à la Ville de Montréal

    This panel, presented in collaboration with the Conseil jeunesse de Montréal was recorded on February 16, 2022. It brought together academics and professionals who are experts in human rights and freedoms, technology ethics, and data governance.

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    Montréal dans les bulles

    This seminar based on the book Montréal dans les bulles : représentations de l’espace urbain et du français parlé montréalais dans la bande dessinée (Presses de l’Université Laval, 2021) was recorder on November 25, 2021. It brings together experts in Québec French, media culture, and language (in)security.

    Moderator

    • Julie Auger — Full Professor, Department of Linguistics and Translation, Université de Montréal

    Author

    • Anna Giaufret — International Member, CIRM; Associate Professor, Department of Modern and French Languages and Cultures, University of Genoa

    Panellists

    • Isabelle LeBlanc — Assistant Professor, Department of French Studies, Université de Moncton
    • Laurence Arrighi — Assistant Professor, Department of French Studies, Université de Moncton
    • Annette Boudreau — Professor Emeritus, Department of French Studies, Université de Moncton
    • Caroline Loranger — Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Literary Studies, Université du Québec à Montréal
    • Nadine Vincent — Associate Professor, Department of Communications, Université de Sherbrooke


    Youth as decision makers

    This interview presented in collaboration with the Quebec Studies Program and the Quebec Studies Students’ Association was recorded on November 23, 2021 as part of the Montréal as seen by... series. It addresses youth civic engagement and political participation.

    Moderators

    • Mohammad Mansoor — Member, Quebec Studies Students’ Association, McGill University
    • Éric Bélanger — Associate Member, CIRM; Full Professor, Department of Political Science, McGill University

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    Food justice in Montréal

    This interview presented in collaboration with the Quebec Studies Program and the Quebec Studies Students’ Association was recorded on November 4, 2021 as part of the Montréal as seen by... series. It touches on issues of poverty and food insecurity.

    Moderators

    • Piers Young — President, Quebec Studies Students’ Association, McGill University
    • Mary Anne Poutanen — Regular Member and Resident Scholar, CIRM; Lecturer, Quebec Studies Program, McGill University

    Guest

    • Nathalie Bouchard - Executive Director, Centre de ressources et d’action communautaire de La Petite-Patrie


    The F-MR Lab: Culture

    The last roundtable in our series on the creation and management of the future MR-63 Impact Laboratory was recorded on June 18, 2021. It examines the current state and institutionalization of culture in Montréal in order to reflect on the role of MR-63 as new promoter of art, design, and gastronomy in Griffintown.

    Moderator

    • Laurent Vernet — Associate Member, CIRM; Visiting Scholar, Department of Art History and Film Studies, Université de Montréal

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    The F-MR Lab: Territorial Inclusion

    The third roundtable in our series on the creation and management of the future MR-63 Impact Laboratory was recorded on May 21, 2021. It adresses the social, cultural and economic realities to be taken into account when developing a project within a neighbourhood in order to promote diversity and inclusion of all its stakeholders.

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    Panellists

    • Raja Abid — Researcher, Observatoire québécois des inégalités
    • Dorothée de Collasson — Programs Co-Director, Exeko
    • Vicente Pérez — Coordinator, Coalition de la Petite-Bourgogne
    • Ziyi Shi — Chair of the board of directors, MR-63
    • Jean-François Fortin Tam — Co-Founder of Executive Marketing Services,Regento


    Rethinking the city in times of pandemic, no. 5

    The last webinar in our series about the impacts of COVID-19 in urban contexts was recorded on May 17, 2021. This episode entitled “Envisioning Tourism Differently” focuses on the impact of social distancing and curfew on the tourism experience, as well as various initiatives implemented to redefine that experience.

    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

    • Jérôme Glad — Co-Founder and Executive Director, La Pépinière
    • Nik Luka — Interim Director, CIRM; Associate Professor, School of Urban Planning and Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, McGill University
    • Nicole Neatby — Professor, Department of History, 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


    The F-MR Lab: Heritage

    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


    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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    • Yuan Stevens — Policy Lead on Technology, Cybersecurity, and 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 Montréal

    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 Montréal 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


    Race, crime and gentrification

    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-Montréal 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

    Panellists

    • 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 Montréal 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 Montréal 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


    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

    Panellists

    • 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 Montréal 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 Montréal 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


    Meteorology and climate change in the St. Lawrence Valley

    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 Québec and Montréal

    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 Montréal as seen by... series, the discussion addresses the realities and challenges faced by the local music industry.

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    • 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


    Book launch: Engaging with diversity

    The book launch of Engaging with Diversity. Multidisciplinary Reflections on Plurality from Quebec (Peter Lang, coll. “Diversitas”) took place on November 7, 2018, in the presence of co-editors Stéphan Gervais, Raffaele Iacovino, and Mary Anne Poutanen. This collection of around thirty papers—to which several CIRM members collaborated—offers a broad overview of the study of pluralism and ethnic diversity in Québec. 

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    For the occasion, video capsules were produced with several authors to present their contribution. To watch these capsules, please follow the links below.

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