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Again this year the Social Science Program is presenting a full week of talks on a variety of topics of interest to the Social Science program as well as to the greater Dawson community.

A new semester is upon us and Social Science Week 2022, to take place February 7-11, is offering a stimulating week of talks and activities. Please review the line-up for the week in the program.

Social Science week is an opportunity for students to see what contemporary Social Scientists are up to, and to expose students to the vast opportunities a social science education can prepare them for. Bring your classes even if the topic isn’t exactly what you’d planned to cover that day or week; you might think of it as we do, that a session at Social Science week is like letting your eye wander on the shelves of a library, a time to learn through curiosity, coincidence, and chance.

In light of the current situation with Covid, the conference will be online this year. 

  • If we have returned to in-person teaching, these talks will be streamed into your classroom and, wherever possible, we’ll set up two-way cameras to facilitate interaction between students and presenters.
  • If we are continuing with online teaching, students will be able to sign into these talks from wherever they are connecting.

Please Sign Up Now!

To facilitate our capacity to adapt to whatever scenario, please sign up for talks by clicking on the Social Science Week Sign-Up link below. Your email will allow us to send you whatever links are needed; your room number will allow us to set up the cameras if need be. Please fill out the form once for each class/session you’d like to attend. We are encouraging Social Science faculty to sign up as soon as possible to give us time to ready your classrooms with two-way cameras (in the hope that we’ll be able to use them!).

  • Social Science Week Sis now over. Thank you for your interest.

2022 Schedule

Monday, February 7

8:30 a.m.

Managing our personal resilience and well-being during the pandemic and beyond

Dr. Tina C. Montreuil, director of Childhood Anxiety and Regulation of Emotions Laboratory C.A.R.E. McGill U.

10:00 a.m.

Radicalization Leading to Violence: Prevention and Disengagement Strategies

Dr. Marian Misdrahi, Dawson College

11:30 a.m.

Let’s Talk Neurodiversity

MSS Diverging Minds, McGill Medical Students’ Society

1:00 p.m.

System Change With A Smile: Climate Reality Project Canada

Matthew Chapman, Québec Regional Coordinator for the Community Climate Hub initiative of the Climate Reality Project Canada

2:30 p.m.

Designing Safe, Universally Accessible and Sustainable Streets

Bartek Komorowski, Planning Advisor in Security and Sustainable Development, Montreal

4:00 p.m.

From Upstairs to Downstairs: Uncovering the Hidden Lives of Servants in Montreal, 1880-1914

Dr. Elizabeth Kirkland,
Hist. Dept. Dawson College

Tuesday, February 8

8:30 a.m.

Stress, School and How to Cope

Yanina Chukhovich, First-Year Office
Casey Benzu, First-Year Office
Anna Marczewska, Academic Skills
Patrick Bennett, Academic Skills

10:00 a.m.

Indigenomics: Taking a Seat at the Economic Table

Carol Anne Hilton, Indigenomics Institute and Founder of the Global Center of Indigenomics

12:00-1:45 p.m.

Fighting for a Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada

Dr. Samir Shaheen-Hussain, McGill University

2:30 p.m.

On the Buckskin Babes: The Urban Moose Tanning Project

Autumn Godwin and Dayna Danger

*Sponsored by Peace Centre and Community Life

4:00 p.m.

Science Fiction Prototyping: Problem Solving and Story Values

Andrew Katz, Dawson Eng. Dept.
Joel Trudeau, Dawson Physics Dept.

*Sponsored by S.P.A.C.E.

Wednesday, February 9

10:00 a.m.

The Gendered Digital Turn: Canadian mayors on social media

Katherine Sullivan, Université de

11:30 a.m.

Algorithmic Policing in Canada: Privacy & Bias in the Era of Big Data Policing

Michel Fournier-Simard, Dawson College

1:00 p.m.

Dawson Campus Sustainability

Sustainable Dawson

3:00-3:45 p.m.

Unpacking the N-Word

Overture with the Arts

*Sponsored by Campus Life &

4:00 p.m.

FFPSE: The First People’s Storytelling Exchange

Michelle Smith, award-winning Métis filmmaker, media artist and educator
Alexandrea Matthew, Dawson C. LSJ
Kahawihson Horne, Dawson Alumni and Concordia BA grad

Thursday, February 10

8:30 a.m.

Gun violence, moral panics, and community responses to violence

Beverley Jacques, director DOD Basketball
Dr. Ted Rutland, Concordia U.
Svens Telemaque, Author and Spoken Word Artist

10:00 a.m.


Environmental Seminar
Anna Liisa

11:30 a.m.

Stress, School and How to Cope

Yanina Chukhovich, First-Year Office
Casey Benzu, First-Year Office
Anna Marczewska, Academic Skills
Patrick Bennett, Academic Skills

1:00 p.m.

Film Screening and Q&A:

Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again

Courtney Montour, Kanien’kehá:ka
(Mohawk) filmmaker from Kahnawà:ke

2:30 p.m.

Film Screening

No Ordinary Man: an in-depth look at
the life of musician and trans culture
icon Billy Tipton

4:00 p.m.

Q&A with director Chase Joynt

Chase co-directed No Ordinary Man, a feature-length documentary about jazz musician Billy Tipton.

Friday, February 11

12:30-1:45 p.m.

Peace and Self Panel

*Sponsored by Peace Studies

Last Modified: February 10, 2022