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The Great Peace of Montreal

Jeudi, 14 octobre, 2021 16:30à17:30
McGill University School of Continuing Studies: 680 Sherbrooke W, Room 1041 (10th Floor)

About this event

Throughout Montreal’s history, many gatherings have highlighted the story of the city.

In his presentation, Kevin Stanley, Faculty Lecturer at the McGill University School of Continuing Studies, reminds us of The Great Peace, a major historical event in Montreal in 1701, and explains how the discussion of historical events, including those featured in the McCord exhibition All Together on McGill College Avenue, foster a favourable environment for learning.

In the “English for Professional Communication” program taught at the School of Continuing Studies, the story of Canada is told to newcomers and history is used to teach English. In this talk, discover how major gatherings in Montreal, including the Great Peace, can be taught to newcomers and help them learn English.

About Kevin Stanley

Kevin Stanley has been teaching English to newcomers and international students for over 30 years. He joined the SCS team in Languages and Intercultural Communication as a faculty lecturer and program coordinator in 2012. Passionate about history and culture, in 2018 he developed an intermediate-level course in the English for Professional Communication program called CEEN 267 – English Study Topics: The Story of Canada, which helps students sharpen their English language skills by exploring stories from Canadian history from the perspective of newcomers.

About the McGill-McCord Dialogues

On the occasion of McGill’s Bicentennial, the McGill School of Continuing Studies and the McCord Museum have partnered to present a series of events with the aim of breaking down barriers to cultural and educational institutions and reimagining art, culture, and education in our community.

The McGill-McCord Dialogues offer opportunities to explore a variety of current and future-focused topics taught at SCS and connected to exhibitions at the McCord Museum.

Space is limited to 30 attendees. Please register to reserve your spot.

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Vaccine Passport

As per provincial regulations in place, a vaccine passport is required to attend.


This event will also be livestreamed on the McGill School of Continuing Studies YouTube Channel.

About the McGill University School of Continuing Studies

Situated in the heart of Montreal on the main campus of one of Canada’s leading universities, the McGill School of Continuing Studies offers innovative programs that aim to help adult learners gain the skills they need to launch their careers, advance their current careers or switch into a whole new field.

With over 50 programs in more than 25 subjects such as marketing, management, human resources, accounting, finance, data science and AI, the School is dedicated to creating skilled, future-ready leaders who can thrive in a rapidly changing world.

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About the McCord Museum

The McCord Museum celebrates life in Montreal, its people and communities, past and present. Reaching beyond the city to the wider world, the Museum creates and presents engaging exhibitions and educational and cultural activities with a critical and inclusive take on social history. It is renowned for its collections of Archives, Documentary Art, Dress, Fashion and Textiles, Indigenous Cultures, Material Culture, and Photography, comprising 200,000 objects and artworks, 2,150,000 photographs, 3,500 rare books and 340 linear metres of textual archives. Founded on October 13, 1921, the Museum is celebrating its one hundredth anniversary with special programming until Autumn 2022. McCord Museum: Our People, Our Stories.

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