The CSDC sponsors and co-sponsors events in collaboration with a variety of different organizations. Check them out below!

Academic Year 2017-2018

Title Description Date & Time Location
Measuring the health of democracies The roundtable discussion is co-sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, the Groupe de recherche sur le fonctionnement de la démocratie as well as the Government of Canada September 11, 2017 / 12:45pm – 4:00pm Ballroom, McGill University
Prosperity V. Policy: Comparing the two faces of economic voting: Michael S. Lewis-Beck The talk is co-sponsored by the department of political science at Université Laval, the Chaire de recherche sur la démocratie et les institutions parlementaires, the Centre d’analyse des politiques publiques, the Groupe de recherche en communication politique and the Centre for the Study of Democratic citizenship October 6, 2017 / 11:45pm – 1:00pm DKN 3244, Université Laval
The Political Geography of the Eurocrisis: Pablo Beramendi The talk is hosted by the Jean Monnet Centre and co-sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship November 2, 2017 / 4:15pm – 5:25pm Leacock 429, McGill University

Academic Year 2016-2017

Title Description Date & Time Location
2017 Computing and Math Summer (P)re fresher workshop for graduate students Statistical Data Workshops for Graduate students, over the course of three days. August 23-25, 2017 Université de Montréal
Participedia Summer School The Participedia Summer School holds a series of talks and events to discuss Participation, its modes, its limits and its effects. June 12-17, 2017
Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference  The annual Conference of the CPSA explores topics in Political behaviour, Political Theory, Comparative Politics and many more. The CSDC sponsored the following sessions;

  • “The Future of Surveys: Challenges and Opportunities”
  • “Inequality, Intergroup Relations and Social Solidarity in the 21st Century”
  • “Plenary: Bexit, Trump and the Rise of Radical Right Populism in the West: Is Democracy Threatened?”
  • Roundtable: Explaining the 2016 US Election
  • Roundtable Plenary – CPSA Truth and Reconciliation Committee
May 30-June 1, 2017 Ryerson University
Round table – Immigration, Social Cohesion and Integration A round table hosted by the Center for the Study of Democratic Citizenship and the Laboratory on Social Change and Identity May 25, 2017 C-2059, Pavillion Lionel-Groulx, Université de Montréal
Université d’été: La Participation Démocratique This Summer School is an opportunity to learn more and to gain skills necessary to the analysis of the state and the political engagement of citizens. May 23-27, 2017 Pavillon Charles-De Koninck, Université Laval (DKN-3470)
The International Workshop on political communications The workshop will introduce participants to an overview of innovations in political communication research. April 21-22, 2017 Room 3632, Pavillon Louis-Jacques-Casault, 1055 Av. Du Séminaire
2nd Queen’s Migration Workshop  Graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows offer a series of presentations on migration. April 8-9, 2017 Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.
Metropolis Conference: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment and Discrimination  Anti-Immigrant Sentiment and Discrimination: Lived Experiences, Socio-Political Context, and Potential Solutions. A talk examining anti-immigration feelings from different angles. Friday, March 17, 2017 Centre Sheraton, Montreal.
Workshop: Representation, Bicameralism, and Sortition: With Application to the Canadian Senate The CSDC is co-sponsoring this workshop and public forum with Research Group on Constitutional Studies (RGCS) of the Yan P. Lin Centre, and the Groupe de recherche en philosophie politique de Montréal (Gripp) Friday, December 9, 2016 New Chancellor Day Hall, McGill University
Voters Adrift: Consequences of Electoral  Dealignment in Representative Democracies  This workshop is organized by Ruth Dassonneville, the Canada Research Chair in Electoral Democracy at the University of Montreal and is generously supported by the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship. Friday & Saturday, December 2-3, 2016 Université de Montréal
“Quebec is my country” by John Walker Screening of documentary “Quebec is my country” by John Walker, event organized in collaboration with Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Concordia University
Midi Science Politique: Comment les primaires ouvrtes sont-telles devenues possible en France? An event run in collaboration with the Groupe de recherche en communication politique, it discuss the use of open primaries in the context of french presidential elections. Thursday, October 6, 2016 Pavillon De Koninck, local 3470, Université Laval

 

Academic Year 2015-2016

Title Description Date & Time Location
Celebrating the census: Why Counting Matters for Canada’s Future The CSDC is co-sponsoring the McGill University, Department of Sociology, School of Social Work’s panel discussion that explores the value of the long-form census for Canada’s economic development, social cohesion, family well-being, and health equality. April 29, 2016 Moyse Hall Theatre, McGill University, Montreéal
International Workshop on Political Communication The CSDC is co-sponsoring the International Workshop on Political Communication, hosted by the Groupe de Recherche en Communication Politique (GRCP), on April 22 and 23 2016, at Université Laval in Quebec City. The workshop will introduce participants to an overview of innovations in political communication research. Over two days, five leading political communication scholars will present current developments in subfields of the discipline, as well as discuss some of their most recent work with audience members. This year’s presentations will focus on digital citizenship in a comparative perspective, economic and technological transformations of journalism, predictions of political behavior through analysis of large scale social media datasets, authenticity in political communication and racialized media framing of politicians. April 22-23, 2016 room 3632 of the Louis-Jacques-Casault Building, 1055 Avenue du Séminaire, Quebec City
International Colloquium: Aisthesis and the Common: Reconfiguring the Public Sphere The CSDC is co-sponsoring Media@McGill’s International Colloquium. The event brings together artists, designers, art historians, curators, philosophers and scholars in urbanism and media studies to reflect on emerging models of the public sphere and the role of aisthesis in this emergence. March 17-18, 2016 Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
The Leuven-Montréal Winter School The Leuven-Montréal Winter School is offering a program focused on theories and methods in the Study of elections and voting behavior. The Winter School is organized jointly by the universities of Montréal and Leuven. It will take place from February 26 to March 5, 2016 in Montréal, Canada. The program aims to provide between 18 and 30 graduate students in electoral behavior, comparative politics or political parties, with the core theoretical frameworks and empirical tools in the field of electoral behavior. For more information, including the application guidelines, click here. February 26 – March 5, 2016 Université de Montréal (Canada)
The Canadian Census: The Census in Canadian Society: Then and Now The long-form census controversy of the past five years has raised acute awareness of the vital and multiple roles of the Canadian census across all sectors. This three-part, co-sponsored series of roundtable discussions will examine the census from several disciplinary and sectoral perspectives. January 22, 2016 Institute for Health and Social Policy
Charles Meredith House
Resisting Gendered and State Violence: Indigenous Women’s Activism The CSDC is co-sponsoring the Indigenous Women’s
Activism symposium organized by Presented by the Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies and the Canadian Women’s Foundation. The symposium is focused on the relationship between resisting gender violence and demanding sovereignty and brings together key experts from academia and activism. We are thrilled to be welcoming Ellen Gabriel and Prof. Audra Simpson (author of Mohawk Interruptus) as keynote speakers. Other panels will include participants from the Native Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence, the Native Women’s Association of Canada, Quebec members of Idle No More, Native Youth Sexual Health Network and Families of Sisters in Spirit as well In short, this will be a lively and timely event, free and open to the public.
September 24 – 25, 2016 McGill University, Montreal
Talk- From London to Paris: Social Media and the Transformation of Crisis Reporting CSDC member, Fenwick McKelvey, is hosting Valerie Blair-Gagnon’s talk on how BBC journalists use social media following the 2005 London terror bombings. The talk is co-sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies, the Concordia Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism Studies, and the CSDC. The event will take place at Concordia. September 17, 2016 Concordia University, Montreal
Series of Talks on Diversity The CSDC is co-sponsoring a series of talk on diversity during the 2015-2016 academic year. The talks focus on diversity and democratic citizenship research Academic year 2015-2016 Concordia University

Academic Year 2014-2015

Title Description Date & Time Location
Workshop- The State of Democracy in the European Union The workshop is held just after ECPR, and is organized by Centre members, Sven-Oliver Proksch (McGill University) and Laurie Beaudonnet (Université de Montréal). The workshop is co-sponsored by both the CSDC and the European Union Centre of Excellence. It takes a look at the state of democracy in the European Union and features presentations from several scholars. Academic year 2014-2015 Montreal
Speaker Series Les defies du pluralisme The CSDC is co-sponsoring a series of talks on political philosophy and the issue of pluralism in different liberal societies. This speaker series is a student initiative organized by Saaz Taher and Daniela Heimpel (Université de Montréal) and the talks will be hosted at the University of Montreal during the fall and winter semesters 2014-2015. [For more info contact staher@hotmail.fr and daniela.heimpel@gmx.de. Academic year 2014-2015 Montreal
Series of Talks on Diversity The CSDC is co-sponsoring a series of talks on diversity during the 2013-2014 academic year. The talk focus on diversity and democratic citizenship research Academic year 2014-2015 Montreal
2015 ECPR General Conference The 2015 ECPR general conference will be held at the Université de Montréal between August 26th and August 29th, 2015 marking the first time the ECPR general conference will take place outside Europe. The CSDC will be one of the sponsors of this event. This is a golden opportunity for members of the Centre and especially student members to enhance the visibility of their research as well as of the Centre by participating in the conference. There is currently a call for section proposals; sections consist of three to eight panels on a specific topic. Proposals must be submitted before November 17th, 2014. For more information, contact André Blais (andre.blais@umontreal.ca). August 26-29, 2015 Université de Montréal
Workshop on Democratic Citizenship As in past years, the CSDC will again be present at the Société québécoise de science politique’s annual meeting. The Centre workshop, co-organized by Allison Harell and Philippe Duguay (UQAM), will bring together Centre scholars and students to highlight the most current research being conducted by our membership around the theme of democratic citizenship. The workshop will take place between May 20-22, 2015 at Concordia University. For more information, contact Allison Harell (harell.allison@uqam.ca) or Philippe Duguay (duguay.philippe@courrier.uqam.ca). May 20-22, 2015 Concordia University
Conference- La démocratie québécoise et canadienne : un bilan de santé The CSDC is co-sponsoring the conference « La démocratie québécoise et canadienne: un bilan de santé, » which will take place in Quebec City in April of 2015. Organized by Professor François Gélineau (Université Laval), the aim of the conference is to allow the holding of a substantive dialogue on the health of the Canadian and Quebec democracy. To do this, the conference brings together academic experts, politicians and practitioners to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of a number of proposals for institutional reform. Some of the topics that will be addressed in the conference include: citizen participation and representation, the role of elected officials and political parties, and the operation of parliamentary and electoral institutions. April 8-9, 2015 Quebec City
Workshop- Indexing the integration of Immigrants in Canada The CSDC co-sponsored the workshop “Indexing the integration of Immigrants in Canada.” The project, led by Allison Harell (UQAM) and Antoine Bilodeau (Concordia Univerity), was presented at the annual Metropolis conference in Vancouver, B.C in March of 2015. Taking as a starting point that an index should be as user friendly as possible to enable use from specialists as well as a broad spectrum of policy-makers and researchers interested in the phenomenon of integration with less experience in quantitative methods, this project sought to identify: How is that best achieved? March 26-28, 2015 Vancouver
Workshop- Conceptualizing Prejudice and Discrimination: Roma in the Comparative Context The workshop aims to analyze prejudice towards Roma in connection with prejudice towards indigenous, ethnic, religious, and linguistic minorities in the European and Canadian context. In particular, we are interested in the similarities and differences between these sets of prejudice and their consequences in the lives of the minorities. It is organized by Roxana Barbulescu (College of Europe), Laurie Beaudonnet (Université de Montréal) and Allison Harell (Université du Québec À Montréal), as part of the “Mapping Anti-Roma Prejudice in the EU 28” (MARP) Project, with the support of the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC, McGill University) and the European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE, Université de Montréal– Université McGill). March 24, 2015 Université de Montréal, Carrefour de Arts et des Sciences Room: C-1017-02
The Leuven-Montréal Winter School The Leuven-Montréal Winter School is offering a program focused on theories and methods in the Study of elections and voting behavior. The Winter School is organized jointly by the universities of Montréal and Leuven. It will take place from January 15 to January 22, 2015 in Leuven, Belgium. The program aims to provide between 18 and 30 graduate students in electoral behavior, comparative politics or political parties, with the core theoretical frameworks and empirical tools in the field of electoral behavior. For more information, including the application guidelines, click here. January 15-22, 2015 University of Leuven (Belgium)
CSDC in Zurich! We are happy to announce the first co-organized event between the CSDC and our partner organization The National Center of Competence in Research Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century at the University of Zurich. The event will be composed of a two day workshop around the theme of “Political Communication in Mediated Democracies” which will take place from November 19th to November 20th. Eight members (including two students) of the CSDC will take part: Frédérick Bastien, Geneviève Chacon, Pénélope Daignault, Yannick Dufresne, Patrick Fournier, Thierry Giasson, Elisabeth Gidengil and Dietlind Stolle. This workshop will be an opportunity to develop a closer relationship between the CSDC and NCCR Democracy as well as explore possibilities for future collaborations in terms of research and student training. For more information, contact f.bastien@umontreal.ca. November 19-20, 2014 University of Zurich
International Colloquium Sound, Vision, Action Hosted by Media@McGill, the event seeks to foster exchanges between artists and scholars of sound and vision, while questioning both as to how they contribute to social change November 14-15, 2014 McCord Museum Montréal

Academic Year 2013-2014

Title Description Date & Time Location
Series of Talks on Diversity The CSDC is co-sponsoring a series of talk on diversity during the 2013-2014 academic year. The talk focus on diversity and democratic citizenship research Academic year 2013-2014 Concordia University
Workshop: Citizens, Parties, and Electoral Contexts Prof. Elisabeth Gidengil (McGill University) and Dr. Ferran Martinez i Coma (University of Sydney) are organizing a one-day pre-IPSA Workshop July 18, 2014 Montreal
Workshop on Voting Experiments Making Electoral Democracy Work (MEDW) and the CSDC are organizing a two-day workshop on voting experiments. The purpose of the workshop is to present voting experiments conducted within and outside the MEDW project and to discuss the methodological issues associated with this type of experiment. March 28-29 2014 UdeM
International Colloquium: The Participatory Condition The CSDC is co-sponsoring the International Colloquium hosted by Media@McGill. One of its aims is to critically investigate the relationship between new possibilities afforded by participatory media and the realization (or hindrance) of democratic participation November 15 – 16 2013 Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
Workshop on Representation and Equality The workshop, organized by the Trudeau Foundation, consists of 4 panels (1) Gender balance in parliament, (2) Ethnocultural diversity in Canadian politics, (3) Electoral boundaries redistributions, and (4) Justice in electioneering. The CSDC a collaborator for this event. November 20 2013, 8:30am Chancellor Hall, McGill University
2013 Beaverbrook Annual Lecturer: Al Gore on Technology and the Future of Democratization Al Gore examines the effects of technological innovations on the democratic process. The CSDC a collaborator for this event. November 5 2013, 6:00pm Pollack Hall, McGill University