Glendon College celebrates research in public affairs and languages

Understanding the student mobilization in Quebec poster

Understanding the student mobilization in Quebec poster On Thursday, Nov. 8, Glendon College in conjunction with the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, will host a festival of research highlighting Glendon’s strengths in public affairs and languages.

The Principal’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Research will also be presented at the event.

“Glendon College is renowned for offering a bilingual education across a wide range of liberal arts disciplines, with a focus on public and international affairs and the study of languages and cultures,” said Robert Haché, York’s vice-president research & Innovation.  “This festival of research provides an opportunity for members of the York community to learn more about the diversity and broad range of research initiatives taking place at Glendon College.”

“I am delighted to welcome the York community to this first Glendon Research Festival. Our campus has more than 85 researchers conducting a wide array of projects in fields ranging from mathematics to drama studies, from neuroscience to political science,” said Glendon Principal Kenneth McRoberts. The events held this year will feature exciting research on Quebec, education, Aboriginal linguistics and French-English translation. We will also recognize the recent achievements of our colleagues and honour the recipient of the Principal Research Award during an afternoon celebration. We hope that members of the York community can join us for the Glendon Research Festival and take this opportunity to visit Glendon’s beautiful new facilities.”

The festival offers four research events: 

A bilingual conference on the student mobilization in Quebec will be held from 9:45am to 1pm in the BMO Conference Centre at Glendon College.  The conference is organized by Glendon political science Professor Francis Garon and the Centre for Global Challenges. Five panellists will explain the social and political origins of the “carré rouge” movement and explore its implications for student tuitions fees and for post-secondary education policies in both Quebec and Ontario. Click here for more details.

The Glendon Centre for Research on Language Contact education is presenting  a special lecture on linguistic and Aboriginal literacy by expert Barbara Burnaby from Memorial University in Newfoundland. The lecture will be an opportunity to learn about how public policy and educational initiatives can help to teach, develop and stabilize the Innu language in Labrador and elsewhere in Canada. The lecture is at the Glendon Auditorium, York Hall A100, from 6 to 7pm.

Professor Aurélia Klimkiewicz and the Glendon Translation Department are organizing a lecture (in French) on translation theory. Guest speaker Annick Chapdelaine, a translation theorist, translator and literary specialist at McGill University in Montreal, will discuss the challenges of dualist taxonomies in translation. She will draw examples from her work on celebrated American writer William Faulkner. The lecture will take place in the Senior Common Room, third floor, York Hall, from 6 to 6:40pm.

The principal’s office and the Glendon Research Services will host their annual celebration of Faculty research achievements by honouring the recipients of the Awards for Excellence in Teaching and in Research. This celebration provides an opportunity to recognize the success of those colleagues who have received research funding and those who have published books and articles since November 2011. Members of the York community are invited to attend the celebration in the Senior Common Room, third floor, York Hall, from 4 to 5:30pm .

For more information please contact Michael Ah Choon, acting research officer, Glendon College at ext. 66829 or