2011 Events

Below is a list of events that will be hosted by the Religion and Diversity Project in 2011.

January 2011

Workshop – Pluralisme et radicalisations :regards croisés sur les expériences canadiennes et françaises

Date: January 7 to 8, 2011

Organiser: Valérie Amiraux(Université de Montréal)
Participants (team members):
 Valérie Amiraux (Université de Montréal), Nacira Guénif-Souilamas (Université Paris-VIII), Barbara Thériault (Université de Montréal), Lori G. Beaman (University of Ottawa), Pascale Fournier (University of Ottawa)

Location: Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec

February 2011

Lecture – Critical Thinkers in Religion, Law and Social Theory

Date: February 11, 2011

Title: Spaces of Religious Diversity and Encounter: Research, Agenda-setting and Policy Intervention
Speaker:
Kim Knott (Lancaster University)

Location: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

March 2011

Lecture – Critical Thinkers in Religion, Law and Social Theory

Date: March 4, 2011

Title: Religiously Justified Discrimination
Speaker: Jeff Spinner-Halev (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Location: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

Workshop – Sexual Diversity and Religious Diversity

Date: March 31 to April 2, 2011

Organiser: Pamela Dickey Young (Queen’s University)
Participants (team members and student team members)
: Rukhsana Ahmed (University of Ottawa), Donald Boisvert (Concordia University), Gary Bouma (Monash University), Pamela Dickey Young (Queen’s University), Cathy Holtmann (University of New Brunswick), Nancy Nason-Clark (University of New Brunswick), Rebecca Johnson (University of Victoria), and Heather Shipley (University of Ottawa)

Location: Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

To read the report, please click here.

September 2011

Lecture – Critical Thinkers in Religion, Law and Social Theory

Date: September 23, 2011

Title: Interculturalism and the Management of Ethno-Cultural Diversity in Quebec
Speaker: Gérard Bouchard (UQAC)

Location: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

Workshop – Drama Queen/Malika: fashion, beauty, humour, in a context of constrained visibility

Date: September 30, 2011

Co-organisers: Valérie Amiraux (Université de Montréal) and Nacira Guénif-Souilamas (Université Paris-VIII)
Participants (team members)
: Valérie Amiraux (Université de Montréal), Valérie Behiery (Université de Montréal), Nacira Guénif-Souilamas (Université Paris-VIII) and Rubina Ramji (Cape Breton University)

Location: Paris, France

To read the report, please click here.

November 2011

Graduate Student Workshop Series – Series 1, Session 1

Date: November 2-3, 2011

Theme: Intellectual directions and research design 
Facilitator:
James A. Beckford (University of Warwick)
Participants: Emilie Audy, Louis-Charles Gagnon-Tessier, Cathy Holtmann, David Michels, Sharday Mosurinjohn, David Rangdrol, Tanja Riikonen, Shaun Turriff, and Leo Van Arragon.

Location: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

To read Leo Van Arragon’s student testimonial, please click here.

To read the report, please click here.

The Graduate Student Workshop Series’ have been a terrific success, creating three engaged cohorts of graduate students within the Religion and Diversity Project, who had the pleasure of meeting between 2011 and 2016 to exchange ideas, network and develop research relationships. Each Graduate Student Workshop Series was composed of three time spaced thematic components centered around intellectual directions and research design, knowledge transfer and results dissemination.

A Best Practices Guide for Graduate Student Training has been created by Research Associate Cathy Holtmann and Team Member Nancy Nason-Clark and can be found here.

Workshop – Internet Survey Research: Design and Recruitment

Date: November 3, 2011

Organiser: Pamela Dickey Young (Queen’s University)
Participants (team members):
 Lori G. Beaman (University of Ottawa), Pamela Dickey Young (Queen’s University), Donald Boisvert (Concordia University), Nancy Nason-Clark (University of New Brunswick), Heather Shipley (University of Ottawa), Morgan Hunter (University of Ottawa)

Location: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

Lecture – Critical Thinkers in Religion, Law and Social Theory

Date: November 4, 2011

Title: Religious freedom, religious diversity, and prisons
Speaker: James Beckford (University or Warwick)

Location: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

Lecture – Distinguished Visiting Researcher Lecture

Date: November 10, 2011

Title: Meanings and Connections: A Multi-faith Exploration of Young Religious Believers
Speaker: Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip (University of Nottingham)

Location: University or Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

December 2011

Lecture – Critical Thinkers in Religion, Law and Social Theory

Date: December 8, 2011

Title: Nominalist “Judaism” and the Late-Ancient Invention of Religion
Speaker: Daniel Boyarin (University of California, Berkeley)

Location: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario