Monday, October 21, 2013 to Friday, October 25, 2013

The Theme of the festival this year is :
Voices

As social scientists and others who are interested in humans and their world, we tend to listen to each other talk about “others”. This year’s Social Science Festival line-up will partly focus on listening to the voices of those “others”. By letting people speak for themselves, we will ask questions about authority: Who gets to speak for whom? Who deserves to be taken seriously? What can we learn from each other by listening to each other’s truths? How can the voices of the people contribute to creating a more open and just society where all individuals have access to well-being and human dignity?

In line with this theme, many of our speakers will be individuals who are researchers or activists on behalf of communities of which they are a part or with which they are closely affiliated. Throughout the festival, we will also hear a variety of voices from inside and outside the Vanier community, from local communities and from the international stage. We will hear voices from the margins, voices from the past, intimate voices and the voices of those who want to make a difference. Finally, we will hear the voices of those who are beginning their life’s journey as well as the voices of those who have many years of experience in their field.

We acknowledge that this event takes place on traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) territory.

Click here for the printable (PDF) version of the schedule (in a grid/calendar format).

Click here to view the pamphlet.

Acknowledgments

In the course of organizing the festival, many individuals help the coordinator in a variety of ways, from answering dozens of emails and phone calls, to performing small favours, to helping organize specific events.

Many thanks are due to the following individuals who have helped out in small or big ways during the organization of this year’s festival:

Alena Perout, Dany Brown, David Spadotto, Debbie Larin, Donny Insogna, Evangeline Caldwell, Gilbert Héroux, Ivanka Hillel, Jamie Millroy, Jason Shechtman, Justin Deguire, Kelly Purdey, Kim Muncey, Marguerite Corriveau, Marina Jelavic, Mark Prentice, Mike Demole, Miles DeNora, Miranda Rafuse, Natalie Carlino, Nicky Orsini, Nora Soukiassian, Odette Côte, Patra Reiser, Peter Gantous, Richard Dugas, Sevak Manjikian, Sulia Yip, and Zsofia Orszagh

Thanks are also due to the following bodies for their financial support:

The Vanier College Student’s Association, The Vanier College Foundation, and Student Services

As thanks for having Dr. Cindy Blackstock provide our opening keynote address, the Faculty of Social Science, Commerce, Arts and Letters is happy to make a donation to the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

Jacky Vallée
Organizer of the Social Science Festival 2013

Contact: Festival Organizer

By Mail: Jacky Vallée
Vanier College
821 avenue Ste-Croix
Montréal, QC
H4L 3X9
By Telephone: 514-744-7500 local 8323
By Fax: 514-744-7505
By Email: valleej@vaniercollege.qc.ca

 

Contact: Media Relations

By Mail: Marguerite Corriveau
Vanier College
821 avenue Ste-Croix
Montréal, QC
H4L 3X9
By Telephone: 514-744-7500 local 7596
By Fax: 514-744-7505
By Email: corrivem@vaniercollege.qc.ca

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