2012 Events

Below is a list of events that will be hosted by the Religion and Diversity Project in 2012.

January 2012

Workshop – Catholicisme, religion culturelle, institutions et diversité religieuse. Problématiques contemporaines et comparatives France/Québec

Date: January 19 to 21, 2012

Co-organisers: Solange Lefebvre (Université de Montréal), Martin Meunier (University of Ottawa) et Céline Béraud (Université de Caen)

Location: Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec

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Conference – Dishonour, Provocation and Culture: Through the Beholder’s Eye?

Date: January 25, 2012

Speakers: Pascale Fournier (University of Ottawa), Pascal McDougall (University of Ottawa) and Anna Dekker (Department of Justice Canada)
Commentator: L’Honorable Patrick Healy, Cour du Québec (Chambre criminelle), district of Montreal

Location: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

Lecture – Building Bridges: Lunch and Learn

Date: January 26, 2012

Title: Religion and Ecology: Players, Problems, Possibilities
Speaker: Heather Eaton (Saint Paul University)

Location: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

February 2012

Lecture – Critical Thinkers in Religion, Law and Social Theory

Date: February 10, 2012

Title: Family Matters: Is There Room for “Culture” in the Courtroom?
Speaker: 
Ayelet Shachar (University of Toronto)

Location: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

Lecture – God(s): A User’s Guide: Explore and Discuss Session

Date: February 16, 2012

Title: Multiculturalism in Canada: Secularism and Reasonable Accommodation
Panelists: Charles Taylor (McGill University), Solange Lefebvre (Université de Montréal), Natasha Bakht (University of Ottawa), Lori G. Beaman (University of Ottawa)

Location: Canadian Museum of Civilization Theatre, Gatineau, Québec

March 2012

Lecture – God(s): A User’s Guide: Explore and Discuss Session

Date: March 1, 2012

Title: Religion in Public Institutions
Panelists: James Beckford (University of Warwick), Pascale Fournier (University of Ottawa), Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham (Trinity Western University), Remi Warner (Ontario Human Rights Commission)

Location: Canadian Museum of Civilization Theatre, Gatineau, Québec

Lecture – Building Bridges: Lunch and Learn

Date: March 1, 2012

Title: Religious Diversity and Biculturalism in New Zealand
Speaker: William Hoverd (University of Ottawa)

Location: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

Lecture – God(s): A User’s Guide: Explore and Discuss Session

Date: March 15, 2012

Title: Religion, Gender and Sexuality in Modern Society
Panelists: Donald Boisvert (Concordia University), Pamela Dickey Young (Queen’s University), Nancy Nason-Clark (University of New Brunswick), Heather Shipley (University of Ottawa)

Location: Canadian Museum of Civilization Theatre, Gatineau, Québec

Lecture – Building Bridges: Lunch and Learn

Date: March 30, 2012

Title: Building International Bridges
Panelists: Mia Lövheim (Uppsala University) and Prema Kurien (Maxwell School)

Location: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

April 2012

Lecture – God(s): A User’s Guide: Explore and Discuss Session

Date: April 5, 2012

Title: Religion and Immigration
Panelists: Peter Beyer (University of Ottawa), Paul Bramadat (University of Victoria), Patrice Brodeur (Université de Montréal), Glen Choi (University of Ottawa)

Location: Canadian Museum of Civilization Theatre, Gatineau, Québec

Lecture – Building Bridges: Lunch and Learn

Date: April 5, 2012

Title: Bridge and Barrier: Religion and Immigrant Integration in Transatlantic Comparison
Speaker: Phillip Connor (Pew Research Center)

Location: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

May 2012

Lecture – St James Literary Society

Date: May 1, 2012

Title: Has Roman Catholicism in Quebec become merely a cultural artifact?
Speaker: Donald Boisvert (Concordia University)

Location: McGill University, Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish Street, Montréal, Québec

Graduate Student Workshop – Religion and Diversity Project, Series 1, Session 2

Date: May 15 to 16, 2012

Theme: Knowledge Transfer
Facilitator: Kim Knott (Lancaster University)
Participants: Emilie Audy, Louis-Charles Gagnon-Tessier, Cathy Holtmann, David Michels, Sharday Mosurinjohn, David Rangdrol, Tanja Riikonen, Shaun Turriff, and Leo Van Arragon.

Location: Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec

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 – Media and Religion

Date: May 17, 2012

Co-organisers: Solange Lefebvre (Université de Montréal) and Kim Knott (Lancaster University)

Location: Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec

Workshop – The Study of Religion in Atlantic Canada: Diverse Disciplines, Theories, Methods and Contexts

Date: May 23 to 24, 2012

Co-organisers: Nancy Nason-Clark  (University of New Brunswick), Paul Bowlby (Saint Mary’s University), Rubina Ramji (Cape Breton University), Sam Reimer (Crandall University), Cathy Holtmann (New Brunswick University)

Location: Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

To read the report, please click here.

September 2012

Lecture – Religion, Youth and Sexuality: Stories from the United Kingdom and Canada

Date: September 3, 2012

Participants (team members): Pamela Dickey Young (Queen’s University) and Heather Shipley (University of Ottawa)

Location: University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Lecture – Critical Thinkers in Religion, Law and Social Theory

Date: September 13, 2012

Title: Religion, Politics and Scholarship in Contemporary China:  Reflections on Researching the Falun Gong
Speaker: David Ownby (Université de Montréal)

Location: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

Workshop – Care of Souls and the Soul of Care: Religious Diversity and Publicly Funded Health Care

Date: September 27 to 28, 2012

Organiser: Religion in the Public Sphere Initiative

Location: University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

To read the forum report, please click here.

To read the workshop report, please click here.

October 2012

Lecture – Critical Thinkers in Religion, Law and Social Theory

Date: October 18, 2012

Title: Believing in Religious Freedom
Speaker: Elizabeth Shakman Hurd (Northwestern University)

Location: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

Graduate Student Workshop – Religion and Diversity Project, Series 1, Session 3

Date: October 22 to 23, 2012

Theme: Results dissemination
Facilitators:
Pamela Dickey Young (Queen’s University) and Nancy Nason-Clark (University of New Brunswick)
Participants:
Emilie Audy, Louis-Charles Gagnon-Tessier, Cathy Holtmann, David Michels, Sharday Mosurinjohn, David Rangdrol, Tanja Riikonen, Shaun Turriff, and Leo Van Arragon.

Location: Donald Gordon Conference Centre, Kingston

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.

November 2012

Lecture – Critical Thinkers in Religion, Law and Social Theory

Date: November 22, 2012

Title: The Church on the Margins: Religion and Atheism in a Secular Age
Speaker: William A. Stahl (Emeritus, University of Regina)

Location: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

Workshop – Atheist Identities: Spaces and Social Contexts

Date: November 22 to 24, 2012

Organisers: Lori G. Beaman (University of Ottawa) and Steven Tomlins (University of Ottawa)

Location: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

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To read the report, please click here.