MATTHIEU SOSSOYAN


Matthieu Sossoyan
Matthieu Sossoyan

FROM AUGUST 2013
Anthropology teacher Matthieu Sossoyan is the
subject of an article in the Saint-Laurent News

Matthieu Sossoyan was featured in an article published in the Saint-Laurent News of August 2, 2013.

The article focused on Matthieu's long-time passion in investigating the history of Ville Saint-Laurent.

In it, Matthieu is referred to as being a modern Indiana Jones!

You can read the article in its entirety. (en français)

Click here.


PREVIOUS UPDATE FROM MAY 2010

Matthieu was featured as an expert on the history of native peoples as he was interviewed for an article published in Le Devoir on May 22, 2010. The piece details the role played by the Iroquois as they sided with the British during the Rebellion of 1837-38. Click here to read the article.


FROM FEBRUARY 2010
Anthropology teacher Matthieu Sossoyan writes article on Kahnawake for Gazette

Matthieu Sossoyan had an article published in the Montreal Gazette of February 18, 2010.

In it, he wrote about a history of conflict between the people of Kahnawake and the white population.

His article also spoke about the current debate regarding the expulsion of non-native people from the reservation.

The extensive piece covered a wide swath of history, starting in the early 1700's.


OLDER STORY FROM 2009
Matthieu Sossoyan featured in Montreal Gazette article by
Mike Boone, "
Lecturer burrows into the Sainted Flannel"

Matthieu Sossoyan was recently featured in a Montreal Gazette article written by Mike Boone that spoke about Matthieu's presentation entitled "Are the Montreal Canadiens a Religion? The Place of Hockey in our Society". It was presented on October 21, 2009 as part of the Vanier College Social Sciences Week.

In the article, Boone highlights some of the fascinating conclusions that Matthieu draws about the way that Montrealers regard their beloved Canadiens in contexts that are both social and even quasi-religious.

Congratulations to Matthieu for bringing great publicity both to the Social Sciences Festival as well as for the College in general.

Read the article in its entirety.


PREVIOUS STORY

Matthieu Sossoyan is Interviewed by the Swiss magazine L'HEBDO, regarding school shootings

Matthieu was featured in March 2009 as part of an article focusing on a series of school shootings which happened in Europe at that time. His section of the article is shown below.

Réflexions d'experts autour de cette tuerie scolaire

L’ANTROPOLOGUE
Matthieu Sossoyan, professeur au Collège Vanier à Montréal
«Ces attaques pourraient être évitées si l’on s’attarde aux racines sociales et culturelles du problème: la place de la justice réparatrice ou de la vendetta personnelle au sein d’une société. Il existe toutes sortes de peuples dans ce monde, et certains d’entre eux valorisent la vendetta, alors que d’autres la considèrent inhumaine et inacceptable. Par conséquent, on favorise des méthodes harmonieuses de résolution de conflit. La preuve que ces attaques en milieu scolaire pourraient être diminuées, et peut-être un jour évitées, est le changement de mentalité qui s’est produit en Angleterre après que les différentes instances pénales et juridiques du Royaume ont décidé que la justice individuelle n’était plus acceptable. En d’autres termes, il fut décidé que la vengeance n’appartenait plus aux individus, mais aux magistraux. Ainsi, l’idée de se faire justice soi-même en est venue à pratiquement disparaître de la société britannique. De plus, depuis ce temps, le nombre annuel d’homicides diminua, de sorte qu’il est un des plus bas parmi les pays industrialisés.»

In some of his spare time, Matthieu serves as Editor-in-Chief the History of Vanier College web site, and also contributes to the Tolerance.ca webzine. He recently wrote an article in French for tolerance.ca on the topic of school shootings in the United States.


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