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Bouchard-Taylor recommendations are already undertaken by a team of university researchers and community groups

One of the recommendations of the recently-released Bouchard-Taylor report is that Quebecers invest effort and resources towards recording the life stories of newcomers to Quebec. In this same spirit, Concordia announced in October 2007 its project Life Stories of Montrealers Displaced by War, Genocide, and other Human Rights Violations, led by Dr. Steven High and housed at Concordia’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling.

Concordia Receives $1 Million Grant

Montreal, October 25, 2007

Concordia is proud to announce that the Community-University Reseach Alliance (CURA) program of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research council has awarded the university $1million for an oral history study of displaced persons. The five-year project, led by Dr. Steven High and called the Life Stories of Montrealers Displaced by War, Genocide and Other Human Rights Violations, will be housed at Concordia's Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling.

Recording Survivors

Concordia Journal, October 25, 2007

Montrealers who have come from areas of violent conflict will be able to record their stories and have them preserved through a five-year, $1 million project funded by a national program called CURA, the Community-University Research Alliances.

For full article see: cjournal.concordia.ca/archives/20071025/recording_survivors.php

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