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Lorraine O'Donnell

Lorraine O'Donnell

Coordinator-Researcher, QUESCREN
Affiliate Assistant Professor, School of Community and Public Affairs Concordia University
Lorraine.ODonnell@concordia.ca

Lorraine O’Donnell has a graduate diploma in Community Economic Development (Concordia University) and a Ph.D. in history (McGill University). She has three decades of experience as a professional researcher, teacher, project coordinator and consultant. Since 2008, Lorraine has been the Coordinator-Researcher of the Quebec English-Speaking Community Research Network (QUESCREN). In 2015, she became an Affiliate Assistant Professor with Concordia University’s School of Community and Public Affairs.

In addition to her work at QUESCREN, Lorraine continues to carry out independent research and knowledge mobilization activities. Her focus is on history and heritage projects that involve and help build communities and social groups. To this end, she has been researcher and curator for Quebec history exhibits on the Jewish and Irish communities, social movements and English-speaking housewives during World War II. 

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Patrick Donovan

Patrick Donovan

Associate Coordinator, QUESCREN
Patrick.Donovan1@concordia.ca

Patrick Donovan is completing a Ph.D. in history (Université Laval) on the evolution of ethno-religious boundaries within social service networks for Quebec City’s English-speakers. He has a Masters degree in Heritage Preservation (Université de Montréal), and played an instrumental role in the restoration and establishment of the Morrin Centre, an English-language cultural centre and heritage site in Quebec City. He recently curated two Quebec history exhibits relating to English-speakers during World War II. Patrick has worked on projects for the Quebec English-Speaking Community Research Network (QUESCREN) since 2010, and has been Associate Coordinator since 2014.

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