Identities and Engagement

October 17-18 2013

Identities and Engagement

Building on nine successful national conferences on teaching Canada?s history, the Association
for Canadian Studies (ACS) in collaboration with l?Association québécoise pour l'enseignement en univers social AQEUS)
will be holding the 10th such conference entitled Identities
and Engagement.
This French language conference will be held on October
17-18, 2013 at the Chateau Bromont hotel, in Bromont, Quebec.


The 2013 edition of the event on the teaching, learning and communication of the history of
Canada will address various issues in Canadian history, identity and engagement
of students.


The theme of identities and commitment is closely linked to the different identities that
make up our Canadian society. Thoughts on francophone integration,
multiethnicity and research on identity will be a subject discussed at the
conference. Identity construction and commitment grows daily in our classes in
history and education of citizenship, geography and the contemporary world.
Across the disciplines of the history and social sciences, conference sessions
will shed light on these different identities and encourage social and/or
personal commitment for each of our students.


The conference will look at the most effective methods in teaching history, address current
issues in communicating history and look at the relevance of history in our
daily lives.  The event will bring together teachers and pedagogical
consultants from across Quebec, as well from a number of provinces throughout
Canada. In addition, many of Quebec?s and Canada?s leading academics and
authors as well as researchers and representatives from museums, archives,
government, non-governmental organizations and media will be present.


The conference will be pertinent to all those interested in issues revolving around the
teaching and communicating of Canadian history.  Professors, students,
teachers, researchers, civil servants, decision makers and members of
non-profit and history related organizations will benefit from the conference
sessions, as well as the opportunity to meet and hear experts from across
Quebec and Canada.



A few of the sessions on the program include:

  • The teaching of the history and relations between Anglophones and Francophones:
    50 years of the Royal Commission on bilingualism and Biculturalism

  • The State of teaching of the history of Quebec and Canada

  • Measuring interest in history

  • Teaching the history of the la francophonie

  • The teaching of war & conflicts

  • Teaching our history in a society in transformation

  • Teaching the history of Quebec and Canada to Anglophones and the place
    of Anglophones in Quebec history

    • Les jeunes savent sans connaître

    • The History Education
      Network, The Governor General?s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the
      Azrieli Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program

    • The
      new Canadian Museum of History and museums as teaching tools


A few of the presenters and conference speakers include:

  • Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official
    Languages for Canada

  • Professor
    Jocelyn Létourneau, Université Laval

  • Professor
    David Lefrancois, l'Université du Québec en Outaouais

    • Marc
      Bissonnette, College Louis Reil, Winnipeg, Manitoba 

    • Professor
      Marc- André Ethier,
      Université de Montréal

    • Professor Carol Léonard, Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta

    • Professor Diane Gérin Lajoie, Ontario
      Institute for Studies in Education
    • ·        
      Durocher, Association des Enseignants des Sciences Humaines de

    • Professor  Christian Laville, Université Laval

      • Professor François
        Charbonneau, Université d?Ottawa

      • Marie-Hélène Brunet, The History
        Education Network (THEN/HiER)   

      • Jean-Phillipe Proulx, Canada?s History 

      • Jack
        Jedwab , Association
        for Canadian Studies

      • Dr. Peter Macleod, Canadian War Museum

      • Professor
        Mirela Moldoveanu, Université de Québec à Montréal

      • Professor
        Paul Zanazanian, McGill University

      • Professor
        Sabrina Moisan, Université de

      • Tino Bordonaro,
        Social Studies Consultant, English-Montréal School Board

      • Professor Laura Thompson, Acadia University, Nova

      • Lisa Leblanc, Canadian
        Museum of Civilization (The Canadian Museum of History), Gatineau, Québec


For a conference program, to register and for additional information visit or contact James Ondrick at the Association for Canadian Studies Tel
(514) 925-3097, e-mail:




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