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Watch now: Creating the Canada-US border across Indigenous lands

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.

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Published: 10 Jun 2021

Watch now: Home Care Fault Lines

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.

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Published: 9 Jun 2021

Athina Khalid is awarded the William Weintraub Prize for 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: 7 Jun 2021

Watch now: The Canadian Healthcare System: A Model for the US?

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.

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Published: 7 Jun 2021

The Disabled Contract: Severe Intellectual Disability, Justice and Morality

The IHSP's Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry published the following book:

Published: 24 Mar 2021

Watch now: Women, Social Media and Religious Authority in North America (2021 Eakin Lecture)

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.

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Published: 24 Mar 2021

Watch now: Resistance in the Time of a Pandemic (2021 Mallory Lecture)

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.

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Published: 23 Mar 2021

Watch now: Building Back Green

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.

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Published: 16 Mar 2021

Watch now: Race and Reckoning in Canada

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

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Published: 23 Feb 2021

Watch now: The Resilience of Western Alienation in a Transformative Era

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

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

Published: 19 Feb 2021

Watch now: Minister David Lametti, "From Lectures to Lawmaking"

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

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

Published: 10 Feb 2021

Watch now: Rediscovering Louis St-Laurent

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

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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:

Published: 9 Feb 2021

Happy without money: Minimally monetized societies can exhibit high subjective well-being

The IHSP's Christopher Barrington-Leigh has co-authored the following article:

Miñarro S, Reyes-García V, Aswani S, Selim S, Barrington-Leigh CP, Galbraith ED

Published: 29 Jan 2021

Child Marriage in Canada

The IHSP's Alissa Koski and her colleague Shelley Clark have been receiving some media attention from their recent article:

Child Marriage in Canada

Koski A and Clark SPopulation and Development Review (2021). Published January 8th, 2021


Published: 29 Jan 2021

Conceptualisation and Operationalisation of a Holistic Indicator of Health for Older Inuit: Results of a Sequential Mixed-Methods Project

The IHSP's Mylène Riva co-authored the following article:

Baron M, Riva M, Fletcher C, et al.

Published: 28 Jan 2021


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