McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

A talk by history professor Benjamin Hoy about Indigenous history, state power, and how the Canada-US border was built. This event took place on June 3, 2021.

Watch now: https://youtu.be/XMTbz88NZgA

Published on: 10 Jun 2021

A conversation with Cynthia Cranford about how to support flexible home care and secure work in Canada. This event took place on May 12, 2021.

Watch now: https://youtu.be/dkp52JyGXnk

Published on: 9 Jun 2021

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and the Quebec Studies Program at McGill University are happy to announce that La ville paralysée, a video project by Athina Khalid, has been awarded the William Weintraub Prize for 2021.

The William Weintraub Prize was established in 2018 by Joanna Riesman and Diana Riesman in memory of William and Magda Weintraub. William Weintraub was a McGill graduate and renowned Montreal journalist, author and filmmaker.

Published on: 7 Jun 2021

A panel exploring how Canada's healthcare system really works, and why its perception in the US is so polarized. This event took place on April 6, 2021.

Watch now: https://youtu.be/B1lr0YEIdsg

Featuring:

Gregory Marchildon is a professor of comparative healthcare at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He specializes in Canada's healthcare system and has written extensively on comparative policy.

Published on: 7 Jun 2021

A lecture from anthropologist and ethnomusicologist Dr. Jessica Roda about how ultra-Orthodox women use social media as a transformative counterpublic space. This was the 2021 Eakin Lecture and took place on March 18, 2021.

Watch now: https://youtu.be/KEkEgSGinEM

Published on: 24 Mar 2021

A lecture from human rights activist and artist Ellen Gabriel about the efforts of Indigenous communities to stop the theft and dispossession of their land, both historically and today. This was the 2021 Mallory Lecture and took place on March 10, 2021.

Watch now: https://youtu.be/k4zvsRzqfXc

Published on: 23 Mar 2021

A panel discussion about how to build a post-pandemic economic recovery that will help tackle climate change which took place on February 25, 2021.

Watch now: https://youtu.be/I2crzOzozFI

Featuring:

Sylvain Coulombe, Associate Vice-Principal, Innovation and Partnerships in the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) and Professor & Gerald Hatch Faculty Fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering

Published on: 16 Mar 2021

A lecture from Dr. Debra Thompson about what defines the boundaries of Blackness and belonging in Canada, which took place on February 18, 2021.

Watch now: https://youtu.be/gqt-4soVnSs

Published on: 23 Feb 2021

A lecture about western alienation, Canadian federalism, regional conflict, and more that took place on Friday, February 12, 2021.

Watch now: https://youtu.be/JgKPEkRmAoA

Why, in the evolution of the Canadian federal state, does there seem to be so much regional conflict and so little unity?

Published on: 19 Feb 2021

The 2020 Mallory Lecture from Min. David Lametti, "From Lectures to Lawmaking," is now available to watch online!

Watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghlGkz-rits

The 2020 Mallory Lecture, co-presented by MISC and the McGill Faculty of Law.

Published on: 10 Feb 2021

The video from MISC's panel discussion, "Rediscovering Louis St-Laurent," is now available to watch online!

Watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzQEAZfgjhc

A discussion about the influence of a politician whose astute policies and bold resolve moved Canada into the modern era, which took place on January 28, 2021.

Featuring MISC Director Daniel Béland in conversation with:

The Hon. Jean Charest, former premier of Quebec and former deputy prime minister of Canada

Published on: 9 Feb 2021

After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone MISC’s Annual Conference for one year to October 28 and 29, 2021. While we will continue to organize online programming throughout the upcoming Fall and Winter semesters, we feel that it is best if the Annual Conference remain a space in which students, speakers, and audience members have the opportunity to convene and fully participate in these conversations.

To that end, we are positioning some of our online events as a lead-up to the 2021 Annual Conference.

Classified as: annual conference
Published on: 5 Jun 2020

MISC is very glad to welcome four McGill faculty members for the next two years as MISC Research Fellows:

Professor Jill Hanley

Professor Erin Hurley (see also at CRIM)

Classified as: MISC Research Fellows, McGill, Faculty of Arts
Published on: 15 May 2020

Jarrett Rudy (1970-2020)

 

Born November 14, 1970, in Stratford, and raised in Tavistock, Ontario. He died at home on April 4, 2020, from complications following heart surgery, at 49 years of age. His early passing is deeply mourned by his wife, Cynthia Kelly, father and mother, Bob & Joan (Korgaard) Rudy, brother and sister-in-law, Jensen & Heidi (Janzen) Rudy, their two children, Daniel & Kate Rudy, and Heidi’s father, Peter Janzen.

Classified as: Jarrett Rudy, Quebec Studies, history, Classical Studies
Published on: 14 Apr 2020

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