Events Calendar

Sep
20
Thu
Democracy Night @ Cinéma du Parc
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Democracy Night @ Cinéma du Parc | Montréal | Québec | Canada

 

The CSDC is happy to present its first edition of Democracy Night: films, debate and research on the state of democracy in Canada. The event will take place at the Cinéma du Parc from 6:30 to 9:00pm.

 

YOU NEED TO RSVP ON EVENTBRITE BEFORE SEPTEMBER 18https://www.eventbrite.com/e/democracy-night-soiree-de-la-democratie-tickets-49486801355?aff=affiliate1

The event is FREE and OPEN TO ALL.

Schedule:

  • Welcome (Alexandre Sheldon)
  • 18:30 – 19:15 Screening of Documentaries (Moderator: CBC journalist Jonathan Montpetit)
    • Right on the Rise by Benjamin Aloi and Carlo Mole
    • Prêtes pas prêtes by Gabriella Quesnel-Olivo
  • 20:10 – 21:00 Reception

Summary of the Polidoc Screening

“Right on the Rise”, by Benjamin Aloi and Carlo Mole (McGill University)

  • Horrified by the 2017 Québec City mosque shooting, a university student sets out to learn more about Canada’s rising extremist groups.

“Prête pas prête”, by Gabriella Quesnel-Olivo (UQAM)

  • Québec, printemps 2018.  Rosalia s’apprête à retrouver ses amies mexicaines autour d’un brunch mensuel. Soulevant des enjeux sociaux, éthiques, culturels et émotionnels, le documentaire explore l’expérience d’immigrantes qui sont venus à Québec par choix.

Our partners: Apathy Is Boring, CIVIX, Elections Canada, Emilie BG, Love Lux, Main Film, Rapide Blanc, SSHRC, Synopsis, RIDM, Samara, Inspire Democracy

Sep
27
Thu
Renewal of the Canadian Senate: Where to from here? @ Rideau Club
Sep 27 @ 8:15 am – 4:30 pm
Renewal of the Canadian Senate: Where to from here? @ Rideau Club | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

The CSDC is happy to co-sponsor the Institute for the Research on Canadian Policy event:

Renewal of the Canadian Senate: Where to from here?

Where and When: Thursday September 27, 2018 from 8:15am to 4:30pm. Rideau Club, 99 Bank Street, Ottawa.

Program: 

8:15-8:45 a.m Registration and continental breakfast

8:45-9:00 a.m Opening Remarks

  • Graham Fox (Institute for Research on Public Policy)

9:00-10:15 a.m  Session 1: Taking Stock of the Trudeau Government’s Changes

10:15-11:15 a.m Session 2: Impact on the Legislative Process and Relations with the House of Commons

11:15-11:30 a.m Break

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m Session 3: Impact on Policy-making and Relations with the Government

12:30-2:00 p.m Lunch: Keynote address by the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions

2:00-3:00 p.m Session 4: Regional Representation

3:00-4:15 p.m Session 5: Summing Up and Next Steps

4:15-4:30 p.m Closing Remarks

  • Graham Fox (Institute for Research on Public Policy)

See the detailed program here

All are welcome!

Voices from the Political Trenches: Women Candidates Talk Gender Parity @ Room 232, Leacock Building, McGill University
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Voices from the Political Trenches: Women Candidates Talk Gender Parity @ Room 232, Leacock Building, McGill University | Montréal | Québec | Canada

The Center for the Study of Democratic citizenship presents:

Voices from the Political Trenches: Women Candidates Talk Gender Parity*

 

Hosts: Dr Edana Beauvais (McGill Postdoctoral Fellow) and the Hon. Eleni Bakopanos, PC and Member of Parliament (1993-2006) MWAA Honorary President, and Vice-President of Equal Voice/ À Voix Égales Québec.

Where and whenThursday, September 27th, 2018 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM in Leacock Building, Room 232, McGill University. 

RSVP until September 25 here: https://www.alumni.mcgill.ca/aoc/events-travel/EventDetails.php?id=MzU4Njg&sendId=387

Event Details : Please join us at “Voices from the Trenches: Women Candidates Talk Gender Parity,” a roundtable discussion on women in Quebec politics. At this roundtable discussion, women candidates—including Marie-Josée Forget (Québec Solidaire), Catherine Fournier (Parti Québécois), Manon Gauthier (Coalition Avenir Québec), Apostolia Petropoulos (Nouveau Parti Democrate du Québec), and Marwah Rizqy (Parti Liberal du Québec)—will speak about their personal experiences in politics and will offer suggestions for addressing women’s underrepresentation in politics. After the speakers have presented their talks, Eleni Bakopanos will lead the panelists in a conversation before the floor is opened-up for questions from the audience.There will be a Question and answer period following the panel discussion.

*The event is BILINGUIAL (most of the politicians will be presenting in French). 

This event is co-sponsored by the McGill Women’s Alumnae Association, the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC), and Equal Voice/À voix égales. 

Oct
15
Mon
CSDC Method Workshop: Analyzing and Visualizing Social Media Data @ Henry F.Hall Building Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest H1220 Montreal, QC H3G 1M8
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
CSDC Method Workshop: Analyzing and Visualizing Social Media Data @ Henry F.Hall Building  Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest  H1220  Montreal, QC H3G 1M8 | Montréal | Québec | Canada

The Centre for the Study of Democratic citizenship presents a methods workshop by:

Dr. Axel Bruns (Queensland University of Technology)

Training workshop on collection, analysis and visualization of social media data using tableau

Where and When: Monday, October 15, 2018 from 9am to 12pm. Henry F.Hall Building, Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest, H1220, Montreal, QC H3G 1M8

RSVP on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/analyzing-and-visualizing-social-media-data-tickets-50179472152?utm_term=eventurl_text

About the workshopParticularly when working with large social media datasets, quantitative and mixed-methods approaches that draw especially on visual representations of ‘big data’ are now an indispensable part of the the analytics process. This data analytics and visualisation workshop focusses on a number of emerging standard tools and methods for large-scale data analytics, using Twitter data to illustrate these approaches. It introduces participants to the open-source Twitter Capture and Analysis Toolkit (TCAT) as a capable and reliable tool for data gathering from the Twitter API, and to the high-end data analytics software Tableau as a powerful means of processing and visualising large datasets. The skills gained in the workshop are also transferrable to working with other large datasets from social media and other sources.

About Dr Axel Bruns: Dr Axel Bruns is a Professor in the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, and was a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCi). He is the President of the Association of Internet Researchers. Bruns is the author of Gatewatching and News Curation: Journalism, Social Media, and the Public Sphere (2018),Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life and Beyond: From Production to Produsage (2008) and Gatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production (2005), and a co-editor of Twitter and Society (2014), A Companion to New Media Dynamics (2012) and Uses of Blogs (2006). Bruns is an expert on the impact of user-led content creation, or produsage, and his current work focusses on the study of user participation in social media spaces such as Twitter, especially in the context of acute events. His research blog is at http://snurb.info/, and he tweets at @snurb_dot_info. See http://mappingonlinepublics.net/for more details on his current social media research.

All are welcome!

For more information on other seminars and events by CSDC, please visit: http://csdc-cecd.ca/events/events-draft/

Oct
18
Thu
CSDC Method Workshop: The Pathways to Prosperity Partnership: Challenges and Opportunities of a National Partnership on Immigration @ Room D-427, Marie-Victorin Building, Université de Montréal
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CSDC Method Workshop: The Pathways to Prosperity Partnership: Challenges and Opportunities of a National Partnership on Immigration @ Room D-427, Marie-Victorin Building, Université de Montréal | Montreal | Quebec | Canada

The Centre for the Study of Democratic citizenship presents a methods workshop by:

Prof Dr. Victoria Esses (University of Western Ontario)

The Pathways to Prosperity Partnership: Challenges and Opportunities of a National Partnership on Immigration

Where and When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 4pm to 6pm. Room D-427, Marie- Victorin Building, Université de Montréal.

More information about the workshop will be coming soon.

All are welcome!

For more information on other seminars and events by CSDC, please visit: http://csdc-cecd.ca/events/events-draft/

Oct
19
Fri
Speaker Series: Victoria Esses @ Room D-427, Marie-Victorin Building, Université de Montréal
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Speaker Series: Victoria Esses @ Room D-427, Marie-Victorin Building, Université de Montréal | Montreal | Quebec | Canada

The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship presents:

Victoria Esses (University of Western Ontario)

Media Portrayals of Refugees: Nature and Consequences

You can learn more about Professor Esses by clicking here.

Where and When: Friday, October 19, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Room D-427, Marie-Victorin BuildingUniversité de Montréal.

Abstract: Refugee resettlement policies and the treatment of refugees are often contentious issues involving uncertainty and unease. The media may take advantage of this uncertainty to create a crisis mentality in which refugee claimants are portrayed as “enemies at the gate” who are attempting to invade Western nations and take advantage of their generosity. Although it has been suggested that such depictions promote the dehumanization of refugees, there has been little direct evidence for this claim. In this presentation I will describe our program of research addressing this gap by using experimental methods to examine the causal effects of common media portrayals of refugees on dehumanization and its consequences. I will conclude by discussing strategies for counteracting such dehumanization.

Learn more about our Speaker Series Events here: http://csdc-cecd.ca/events/csdc-speaker-series/

This series is sponsored by the Inter-university Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, which is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).

Nov
2
Fri
CSDC Method Workshop: Why Replications Do Not Fix the Reproducibility Crisis: A Model and Evidence from a Large-Scale Vignette Experiment @ Room C-4019, Lionel Groulx Building, Université de Montréal
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
CSDC Method Workshop: Why Replications Do Not Fix the Reproducibility Crisis: A Model and Evidence from a Large-Scale Vignette Experiment @ Room C-4019, Lionel Groulx Building, Université de Montréal | Montréal | Québec | Canada

The Centre for the Study of Democratic citizenship presents a methods workshop by:

Prof Dr. James Druckman (Northwestern University)

Why Replications Do Not Fix the Reproducibility Crisis: A Model and Evidence from a Large-Scale Vignette Experiment

Where and When: Friday, November 2, 2018 from 11am to 12pm. Room C-4019, Lionel Groulx Building, Université de Montréal.

More information about the workshop will be coming soon.

All are welcome!

For more information on other seminars and events by CSDC, please visit: http://csdc-cecd.ca/events/events-draft/

Speaker Series: James Druckman @ Salle C-6070-9, Pavillon Lionel Groulx - Université de Montréal
Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Speaker Series: James Druckman @ Salle C-6070-9, Pavillon Lionel Groulx - Université de Montréal | Montréal | Québec | Canada

The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship presents:

James Druckman (Northwestern University)

Unraveling Affective Polarization

You can learn more about Professor Druckman by clicking here.

 

Where and When: Friday, November 2, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Room C-6070-9, Lionel Groulx Building, Université de Montréal.

Abstract: The American public has become increasingly affectively polarized – that is, more than ever, Republicans dislike Democrats and Democrats dislike Republicans. While this over-time trend is clear, many questions remain unanswered. If partisans go too far—and become highly uncivil—does it counteract affective polarization trends? Do people dislike the other party’s voters as much as the other party’s elites? And just how much does partisan animus spillover into everyday non-political decisions? How does this spillover compare and/or interact with racial discrimination? This talk will address each of these questions by presenting distinct studies on each.

The event will be live on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CECD.CSDC/

Learn more about our Speaker Series Events here: http://csdc-cecd.ca/events/csdc-speaker-series/

This series is sponsored by the Inter-university Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, which is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).

Nov
9
Fri
Ending Fake News: the Future of Media Education Policies and Practices @ Grande Bibliothèque 475, boulevard De Maisonneuve Est, Montréal (Québec) H2L 5C4
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 10 @ 4:30 pm
Ending Fake News: the Future of Media Education Policies and Practices @ Grande Bibliothèque  475, boulevard De Maisonneuve Est,  Montréal (Québec)  H2L 5C4 | Montréal | Québec | Canada

The Center for the Study of Democratic Citizenship is happy to co-sponsor the event:

Ending Fake News : The future of media education policies and practices

Hosts: Thierry Giasson, Groupe de Recherche en Communication Politique

Where and When: November 9 and 10, Grande Bibliothèque, Montréal.

REGISTRATION UNTIL OCTOBER 26, 2018https://media-education2018.teluq.ca/en/registration.php

About the event: The wide dissemination of unreliable and even misleading information contributes to a climate of mistrust towards the media and promotes civic apathy. It is part of a context of accelerated media transformation and raises questions about the ability of diverse audiences to critically analyze journalistic work and information.

The context within which the discussion of fake news takes place is unique. Traditional media are facing a major economic and political crisis. Public confidence in journalists has reached historically low levels, as the business models on which journalistic production is based collapse and policy makers fuel suspicion of “flagship” journalism institutions. This crisis unfolds as the spectrum of knowledge and skills needed for the critical evaluation of journalistic information expands and becomes considerably more complex. Such assessment now requires audiences to have research and information analysis skills, to master the basics of the political economy of information production and circulation within complex digital environments, to understand the workings of information distribution platforms, and to have some knowledge of journalistic standards and genres. The proliferation of fake news is therefore part of a crisis context in which we rediscover and reconsider the question of the skills needed for the critical analysis of journalistic work and information.

The Ending fake news event will incorporate these considerations and offer concrete recommendations for strengthening public policy and media education practices. It will bring together educators, journalists, policy makers, academics, activists, members of the public and experts during two days of activities.

These two days will aim to produce discussions that will go beyond the question of fake news to examine practices, policies, programs and tools developed in Quebec, Canada and the world in media education.

Organized activities will include an opening conference and two plenary sessions. Concurrent workshops will be conducted by facilitators to address the questions guiding this event and to provide concrete recommendations for media education. All presentations and discussions will be translated simultaneously into French and English.

The program is available herehttps://media-education2018.teluq.ca/en/program.php

All are welcome!

This event is co-sponsored by the CSDC, le Groupe de Recherche en Communication Politique de l’Université Laval, the Canada Research Chair Media Education and Human Rights, Université Téluq, le Centre d’Étude sur les Médias and Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec

Nov
16
Fri
Speaker Series: Elizabeth Suhay @ Room 404 - Thomson House
Nov 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Speaker Series: Elizabeth Suhay @ Room 404 - Thomson House | Montréal | Québec | Canada

The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship presents:

Elizabeth Suhay (American University)

How Americans on the Left and Right Explain Socioeconomic Inequality

You can learn more about Professor Suhay by clicking here.

Where and When: Friday, November 16, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Room 404, Thomson House, McGill University.

AbstractResearchers increasingly find that Americans on the left and right disagree not only about policy prescriptions but also about politically relevant factual beliefs. In this talk, I argue that there is a stark divide between the political left and right in the U.S. with respect to causal attributions for socioeconomic inequality that is both under appreciated and under theorized. Drawing on data from two original, U.S.-representative surveys, I first discuss the relative popularity of different explanations—work ethic, innate intelligence, discrimination, structural inequalities, and group culture—for why some people and social groups have less income and wealth than others. I then show that the left (Democrats, liberals, Clinton/Sanders supporters) and right (Republicans, conservatives, Trump supporters) diverge in their acceptance of these explanations, with discrimination (favoured by the left) and work ethic (favoured by the right) standing out as most divisive. Finally, I explore whether these attributional differences are due to political ideology or coalitional differences. Some have argued that left-right attributional differences stem from fundamentally different value orientations: those on the left seek to justify social welfare by blaming society for economic inequality, whereas those on the right seek to justify limited government intervention in the economy by blaming individuals. This conclusion is premature, however, given that the marginalized groups at the center of these investigations (e.g., black Americans, women) are associated with the political left. The left may “excuse” those with fewer resources, and the right may “blame” them, due to group affinity (or lack thereof), not ideology. Therefore, I also ask participants to explain why some right-leaning groups have fallen behind relative to others: rural (vs. urban) Americans; white (vs. Asian) Americans; people in red (vs. blue) states. Does the right’s tendency to blame people for falling behind diminish when the groups in question are political and social allies? Likewise, are those on the left less sympathetic toward these groups? Such malleability would imply that causal attributions for inequality, while not necessarily insincere, are rooted more in social identities than ideology.

The event will be live on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CECD.CSDC/

Learn more about our Speaker Series Events here: http://csdc-cecd.ca/events/csdc-speaker-series/

This series is sponsored by the Inter-university Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, which is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).