Canadian Council
of Deans of Arts

Conference
May 7-8-9, 2020
/
Montreal
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About the conference

This year’s conference which will be held at McGill University will focus on the foundational importance of arts research across the humanities and social sciences, as well as across the different types of higher learning establishments represented in the Canadian Council of Deans of Arts. The conference panels will be organized around four central themes:

Theme 1: The landscape of research funding in Canada, including new research programs that call upon the analytics and methodologies cultivated in the humanities and social sciences.

Theme 2: The role of arts-based disciplines and interdisciplinary initiatives in developing approaches to solving problems and creating solutions in areas ranging from social well-being to the future of the environment.

Theme 3: How can we foster research skills in undergraduate teaching programs as well as innovative new graduate degrees?

Theme 4: Continuing our discussions on the value of arts, how can we deploy and communicate our message, and what should the role of the Council be?

Montreal

Why Montreal?

In recent years, Montreal has earned its place as a global hub for creativity and innovation, leading the way in industries spanning artificial intelligence, neuroscience, research and development, aerospace, video games and more.

Diverse, dynamic, safe and affordable, Montreal regularly ranks as one of the top student destinations and best places to live in the world. A true cultural capital, the city plays host to more than 100 festivals every year.

It is also home to countless restaurants, cafés, museums, theatres, art galleries and every other type of cultural venue and activity in between. So whatever the neighbourhood and no matter the season, there’s always something new to discover.

 

 

 

Location

MCGILL FACULTY CLUB
3450 McTavish St., Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1X9

The Deans

Program

Day 1
May 7, 2020
Day 2
May 8, 2020
Day 3
May 9, 2020

Reception and Registration

Registration and continental breakfast

Academic vital signs: Round-table discussion

In preparing for our check-in, we can reflect on "The Competition for Academic Talent in an Increasingly Globalized Marketplace."

Break

Panel discussion

Theme 1: The Landscape of Research Funding in Canada: Why Canada and the world need arts-based research

TED HEWITT, President, Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Lunch

The Exit Interview: New Dean (TBC) interviews outgoing Dean (Lesley Cormack, University of Alberta)

Panel Discussion

Theme 2: Researchers of the 21st Century

The role of arts-based disciplines and interdisciplinary initiatives in developing approaches to solving problems and creating solutions

Three cutting edge researchers to discuss their approach to the theme above:
TAYLOR OWEN, Beaverbrook Chair in Media, Ethics and Communications, Max Bell School of Public Policy
ZOUA VANG, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
PAUL YACHNIN, Tomlinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies, Department of English

Moderated by Tabitha Sparks (Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies)

Break

Panel discussion

Theme 3: How we can foster research skills in undergraduate teaching programs as well as innovative new graduate degrees

FRANCA GUCCIARDI, McCall-MacBain Foundation
ANNE TURNER, Arts Internship Office, McGill University

Moderated by Lucy Lach (Associate Dean, Student Affairs)

Free time

Dinner downtown

Le Mount Stephen, Strathcona Room

Address by CHRISTOPHER MANFREDI, Vice-Principal (Academic), and former Dean of Arts, McGill University

Continental breakfast

Group exercise

Theme 4: The Values Proposition – Communicating the value of arts, humanities and social sciences.

JENNIFER SIMPSON, Memorial University, leads discussion and exercises

Break

Group discussion

Who ‘R’ Us? What should be the name and role of the Canadian Council of Deans of Arts?

Annual general meeting

Lunch

Accommodation

HOTEL OMNI MONT-ROYAL
234.00 CAN

1050 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2R6

– Deluxe Double Double Rooms: $234.00

Book by: April 7, 2020

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