Established in 2008, the Quebec English-speaking Communities Research Network (QUESCREN) is a collaborative network of researchers, stakeholders, educational and other institutions that improves understanding of Quebec’s English-speaking communities and promotes their vitality.
QUESCREN provides opportunities to promote the understanding and vitality of Quebec’s English-language minority communities through research, training, knowledge mobilization, networking and outreach.
QUESCREN is housed at the School of Community and Public Affairs (SCPA) at Concordia University in Montreal. Our co-directors are Concordia professors Chedly Belkhodja and Brian Lewis. Our Advisory Board and Inter-Level Table bring together educational, community and government stakeholders. Our researcher-members provide expertise on questions relating to English-speaking Quebec.
We collaborate with the Canadian Institute for Research on Linguistic Minorities (CIRLM; Moncton), which supports our research activities and is represented on our Advisory Board.
- Educational networking: mobilize higher education sector around community vitality issues
- Events: bring together researchers and research users around community topics
- Bibliography: provide an up-to-date knowledge base on the state of research
- Newsletter: share news about events, opportunities and recent publications
- Researcher directory: connect specialist researchers with partners
- Research: coordinate and participate in research groups
- Training: provide career-development opportunities to students
QUESCREN's activities are listed within the annual reports produced by the Canadian Institute for Research on Linguistic Minorities (CIRLM) starting with the 2008-09 report.