DISE grad student Désirée Rochat to speak at CIPE this week


Published: 12Apr2016

Graduate student with our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, Désirée Rochat will speak this week at Rethinking Quebec's Migration History, an event hosted by the Centre for Immigration Policy Evaluation (CIPE) and presented by Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la diversité et la démocratie (CRIDAQ).

The talk, Thursday April 14th at 5:30pm, will feature Désirée Rochat and Sean Mills, Assistant Professor with University of Toronto's Department of History. They will speak about the ways in which Haitian migrants shaped Quebec. They promise to challenge the traditional view of migrants as peripheral to the province's history.

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Désirée Rochat is a community educator, youth worker and graduate student with the Department of Integrated Studies in Education. She is the main author of Caribbean Life in Québec : a Pictorial History of the 60s, 70s and 80s (CIDIHCA, 2014).

Sean Mills is Assistant Professor with the University of Toronto, and historian of post-1945 Canadian and Quebec history. He is the author of A Place in the Sun: Haiti, Haitians, and the Remaking of Quebec (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016).

The event is Thursday, April 14, at 5:30pm, at Concordia University's Hall Building, 1455 De Maissoneuve W., Room H-1220.

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