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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.

Social Science Week will take place from February 3 – February 7, 2020.

Plan your week by taking a look at the schedule and review the session descriptions for more information on each presentation.

Note

Change of venue

All sessions are in Room 5B.16 except for Friday at 1:00PM.

2020 Schedule

Monday, February 03

8:30AM

Fashion Industry and Climate Impacts

Kelly Drennan, Founder of Fashion Takes Action

*Sponsored by Dawson Sustainability Office and Peace Centre

10:00AM

Defending the Human Rights & Dignity of Romani Peoples

Dafina Savic, Founder and Executive Director of Romanipe Montreal

*Sponsored by Peace Centre

11:30AM

Fighting Bill 21

Catherine McKenzie, Partner at IMK Law Firm, Author

1:00PM

All Access Life: Connecting Individuals with Special Needs to Accessible Resources

Bradley Heaven, Dawson
Danny O’Connor, Dawson

2:30PM

Sexual Violence 101: Turning the Tide on Rape Culture

Valentina Solkin, Social Work Technician

Dawson College

4:00PM

Wikipedia, Gender Gap, and Bias

Amber Berson, PhD Candidate Queen’s U

6:30PM

Mohawk Girls Screenings and Discussionwith Director Tracey Deer

*Sponsored by First Peoples’ Centre

Tuesday, February 04

8:30AM

Feminism at the Highest Level? 16th c. Queens of England and Scotland

Michael Wasser, History, Dawson College

10:00AM

Cabot Square and Resilience: Addressing Homelessness

Nakuset, Native Women’ Shelter
Dave Chapman, Resilience Montreal
Sheila Woodhouse, Nazareth Community

*Sponsored by Child Studies Profile, First Peoples’ Centre, Journey’s, and Peace Centre

11:30AM

Us vs. Them – Creating the Other

Mathieu Forcier, Human Rights Coordinator, Montreal Holocaust Museum

1:00PM

Challenges and Opportunities of Ethnic Minority Business Development

*Sponsored by Peace Centre

2:30PM

Stressed out? Tips from the pros to help you manage your workload and your anxiety

Academic Skill Centre

4:00PM

At Home in the Anthropocene: Redirecting Environmental Anxiety

Geoffrey Pearce, Geography, Dawson College

6:30PM

The Oka Crisis Thirty Years Later: Screening and Discussion with Celebrated Filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin
*Sponsored by First Peoples’ Centre

Wednesday, February 05

8:30AM

Dawson’s Commitment to Carbon Neutrality and What it Means

Richard Dugas, Sustainable Dawson

10:00AM

Refugee Boulevard: Making Montreal Home After the Holocaust

Thomas Strausser, Holocaust Survivor
Nancy Rebelo and Stacey Zembryzki, History, Dawson College
Eszter Andor, Montreal Holocaust Museum

11:30AM

Mohawk (Kanien’keha) Language

Note

Please download these documents relating to the workshop:

Konwatsitsawi Phillips, Mohawk Language Teacher
Konwanenhon Marion Delaronde, Puppet Show Producer

*Sponsored by The First People’s Center

The Mohawk language, or Kanien’keha language, is spoken by many natives in Ontario, Quebec and New York. It is a polysynthetic language which means that words are composed of many small parts to create meaning. This session will look at the origins of the Mohawk language and will, for the most part, focus on teaching beginners the basics of pronunciation in Mohawk (alphabet + sounds, how to pronounce names, how to say hello, how are you, etc). Part of the presentation will discuss the importance of teaching Kanien’keha language and some means used to do that such as puppets.

1:00PM

A Teacher’s Journey into City Politic

Pierre L’Heureux, History, Dawson College and Borough Councillor Verdun

2:30PM

Anthropology, AI, and Data Privacy

Dr. Nicole Rigiollo, Berggruen Research Fellow

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

4:00PM

Eco-Anxiety

Dr. Joseph L. Flanders, Clinical Psychologist, McGill University

*Sponsored by Psychology Profile

6:30PM

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up – Screening and Discussion with Autumn Godwin

*Sponsored by First Peoples’ Centre

Thursday, February 06

8:30AM

Cuba under the Embargo: North-South Students Reflect on their Trip to Cuba

*Sponsored by North-South Profile

10:00AM

Environmental Change and Behavioural Flexibility: Japanese Monkeys and Disability, Awaji Island, Japan

Sarah Turner, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, Concordia U.

*Sponsored by Environmental Studies Profile

12:00PM - 2:00PM

Film Screening: Baggage

Q&A: Paul Tom, Director

2:30PM

Women and Leadership

Kim Manning, Principal of Simon de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia U.

*Sponsored by L.S.J. Profile

4:00PM

Media, Politics, and Culture

Yolande James, Political Analyst, Former Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities, Qc

*Sponsored by L.S.J. Profile

6:30PM

Indigenous Cultural Revitalization: Screenings of Cry Rock and Tuunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos

*Sponsored by First Peoples’ Centre

Friday, February 07

8:30AM

Millennials and Boomers: Career Prospects in a Changing Landscape

Nathalie Francisci, Entrepreneur and Partner at Odgers Berndtson
Léa Francisci, Concordia U.

*Sponsored by IBS Profile

10:00AM

Reclaiming Indigenous Stories, Reclaiming Indigenous Narratives

Wayne Robinson, Unceded Identity

*Sponsored by First Peoples’ Centre

11:30AM

Tracking Black Canada

Overture with the Arts

*Sponsored by Campus Life and Leadership

1:00PM

Peace & Self: Panel Discussion

Ivan Freud, Dawson Religion Faculty

*Dawson Theatre



Last Modified: February 4, 2020