Monday, October 19, 2015 to Friday, October 23, 2015

The Theme of the festival this year is :
‘Complex Diversities – Diverse Complexities’

In the Social Sciences, we like to talk about how complex and diverse our world is. But what do complexity and diversity mean? We are often exposed to over simplification in both of these areas, which leads to misunderstandings at the local, national and international levels.

This year’s Social Science Festival will explore the complexity of diversity and the diversity of complexity. We will invite participants to think about and discuss the diverse strands of complexity in which we are immersed as well as the complex nature and intersections of diversity.

Our goal is to stimulate interest and curiosity among participants and to provide an opportunity to apply analytical skills to real world concerns in an exciting context.

All of our events are free of charge and open to all members of the Vanier community as well as to the public. Unless otherwise specified, no registration is required. However, teachers wishing to bring their classes to an event should contact Jacky Vallée, the event organizer, at valleej@vaniercollege.qc.ca or at 514-744-7500, x 8323.

The Social Science Festival was started in 2000 by anthropology teacher, Mark Prentice. Every year, we showcase the work of researchers, activists, community workers and others from Vanier, from the local Montreal community and from elsewhere.

Acknowledgments

We acknowledge that this event takes place on Tio’tia:ke (where the currants meet / Montreal), which is situated on the traditional unceded territories of the Kanien’kehá:ka people, more commonly known as Mohawk. Tio’tia:ke was also a gathering place for many First Nations.

Jacky Vallée
Organizer of the Social Science Festival 2015

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 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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