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Upcoming Speaking Engagements - Dr. Lorraine O'Donnell, QUESCREN Research Associate

Lorraine O’Donnell, Research Associate at QUESCREN and Affiliate Assistant Professor at the School of Community and Public Affairs, has been invited as a guest speaker at the following events this winter:

Wednesday, December 8, 2021, from 12 to 1:30 pm
Droits linguistiques des minorités – Regards croisés sur le débat linguistique au Québec : au-delà du PL96

Organized by the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la diversité et la démocratie at UQAM, this is the second in a six-part conference series on the cultural, political and identity issues that inform the debates around language in Quebec. The discussion at this event will centre around the question of minority language rights, which will be addressed by three presenters and a commentator. Dr. O’Donnell's talk will consider the topic of Bill 101 and English-speaking Quebecers.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021, from 10 to 11:15 am
Language matters: Perspectives from Quebec’s English-speaking networks

Dr. O’Donnell will introduce the work of QUESCREN as part of a two-day symposium organized by Dialogue McGill and entitled “Addressing Access to Health Care and Social Services for Language Minorities: Best Practices and Latest Evidence.” QUESCREN researcher-members Drs. Richard Koestner and Andrew Ryder will also deliver presentations at the event.

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Thursday, December 16, from 12 to 1 pm
People's History of English-Speaking Quebec: Planning for a Community-Based Project for Community Vitality

As part of QUESCREN's Lunch & Learn online event series, Dr. O’Donnell will present the project "People's History of English-Speaking Quebec," which involves generating and disseminating new knowledge of understudied, sometimes marginalized, community groups serving English-speakers in the province. It does so through engaging with scholarship on people’s history, community-based action research, and how heritage relates to community well-being. The researchers aim to give voice to ordinary English-speaking Quebecers and, in so doing, to support community vitality.

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Saturday, March 26, 2022, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm
A People's History of English-Speaking Quebec

Dr. O’Donnell will then present the project “A People's History of English-Speaking Quebec” to a broader national and international audience at the 2022 National Council on Public History Conference entitled “Crossroads.”

For more information on the conference and to register, click here.

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