Latest news from the project

The project officially ended in July 2012 but some of its outcomes are still ongoing, like the "We Are Here" exhibition showing at the Centre d'histoire de Montréal until April 2013.

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Researcher Max Beer quoted in the National Post

Researcher of the Holocaust and Other Persecutions Against Jews working group Max Beer was interviewed by the National Post after he participated in a conference on the humanities in Kitchener-Waterloo.

You can read the full article here.

Max has interviewed many Holocaust survivors within the Montreal Life Stories project.

Internships: Last chance

Are you interested in (oral) history and human rights?
Do you enjoy listening to fascinating stories and want to contribute to their preservation and dissemination?
Are you meticulous and have a good English or French writing?

Montreal Life Stories is looking for interns to participate in the final stages of the project: listen to interviews to write chronologies and transcripts, enter the interviews into the Stories Matter database, help with the transferring of archives, etc. This is your last chance to get involved in this project!

Important Changes and Additions for Rencontres Events

Not Without my Nutgrinder time change

The cooking class entitled Not Without my Nutgrinder will now be taking place at 1pm.

The class will take place in room 3.40 at the institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec, Room 3.40.

Language: French and English
Date: March 26th, 2012
Time: 1pm
Location: Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec, Room 3.40
3535, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, H2X 3P1

Important Change in Venue for Thursday March 22nd

Callixte Kabayiza on RCI

Callixte Kabayiza, from the Rwanda Working Group, is interviewed by Radio Canada International's Tam-Tam program. his interview starts at 9minutes and 42 seconds here

Rencontres makes the news!

The Rencontres events have been receiving exposure in the popular press! Click on the pdfs below, or go directly to the news outlets to read what Montreal has been saying about Montreal Life Stories.

TVA Nouvelles
"Des rescapés de guerres brisent le silence"
Article by Jean-François Villeneuve, published on March 9th, 2012

24 Heures

Rabble covers the Rencontres

See here for link to Rabble audio podcast by Adam Bemma.

Stéphanie Gasana et Léontine Uwababyeyi au Téléjournal de Radio-Canada

Two "Mapping Memories" project participants from the Experiences of Refugee Youth working group are currently visiting high schools to share their experience. Radio-Canada's Téléjournal covered their work on December 12, 2011. You can watch it here

Fulbright Chair Henry Greenspan comes to Concordia

University of Michigan psychologist Henry (Hank) Greenspan is the incoming Fulbright Research Chair in North American Studies at Concordia University's Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling. Dr. Greenspan will be working closely with the Montreal Life Stories project, a major collaborative project examining the life stories of Montrealers displaced by war, genocide and other human rights violations.

Ayanda Keith Dubé is CBC's "Montrealer of the Week"!

Ayanda Keith Dubé, a young Montrealer from Zimbabwe who came to Canada as a refugee, participated in the "Mapping Memories" project led by Liz Miller and Michele Luchs from the Experiences of refugee youth working group. You can view the digital story he created here.

Ayanda and the Mapping Memories team are currently visiting schools to present their work and the methodological manual they have developed.

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