MISC Brown Bag Lecture Series - Session 4 featuring Professor Benjamin Forest
The MISC Brown Bag Lecture series is a new project that will feature McGill and other Montreal-area scholars in the humanities and the social sciences working on research projects about Canada.
MISC will be hosting six of these lectures over the course of the 2019-2020 academic year (three per semester). The lectures will take place once a month, around the lunch hour in MISC’s conference room (Ferrier 105), and will be open to McGill faculty and students as well as any interested members of the general public. Each speaker will be speaking about a new or completed research project by emphasizing key ideas or findings to their audience. The MISC Brown Bag series will allow speakers to put forward novel research ideas that will improve our understanding of the past, present and/or future of Canada.
Our fourth session will feature Professor Benjamin Forest of McGill's Department of Geography:
"Minority Participation in the 2015 Canadian Federal Election"
What leads visible minorities to stand for Parliament? How do national and local party organizations attract visible minorities (or not)? While both visible minorities and women are under-represented, factors related to their candidacies are quite different.