Webinar: Representation and Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Media: Why Develop a Database?

Wednesday, February 2nd, Mouloud Boukala, Ph.D. (UQAM – The Canada Research Chair in Media, Disabilities and (Self) Representations) will explain the motivations underlying a database development of Quebec media (self) representations of disabilities*.

This event is free and open to all.

* The talk will be in French but simultaneous interpretation in English will be available.


Mouloud Boukala, Ph.D., Chair holder at The Canadian Research Chair in Media, Disabilities and (Self) Representations and professor at UQAM.

This presentation will explain the motivations and theoretical and methodological issues underlying the development of a database on the media (self) representation of disabilities in Quebec from 1980 to 2020. This public database, including iconic (comics) and audiovisual productions (fictional or documentary films or television series), will from more than 80 entries shed light on how and by whom individuals with disabilities are portrayed in the Quebec media. It will also provide insight into the characteristics of these (self) representations and these people/characters (diegetic role, gender, sexual orientation, occupation, perceived or real disability).

Accessibility measures
Live captioning for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Simultaneous interpretation from French to English

*** We are committed to providing a barrier-free event. If you need any measure that is not mentioned above, please, let us know by emailing us at crispesh@cvm.qc.ca


Last Modified: January 26, 2022