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Ph.D. in Social Innovation

Élisabeth-Bruyère School of Social Innovation

  • INS5109 - Selected Topics in Social Action

    In-depth study of selected topics and contemporary issues in collective action and social movements.

  • INS5901 - Directed Readings
  • INS9997 - Thesis Proposal
  • INS9998 - Comprehensive Examination
  • INS9999 - Doctoral Thesis
  • INS5110 - Selected Topics in Critical Thinking

    Study of a specific issue within contemporary critical theories, emancipatory projects and global alternatives to oppressive systems.

  • INS8101 - Social Innovation Issues and Theories I

    Critical study of contemporary debates in social innovation, and of the main concepts and theoretical perspectives in the field. Study of key players and strategies in contemporary social innovation.

  • INS8102 - Social Innovation Issues and Theories II

    Study of contemporary social, political and economic issues and their impact on citizen initiatives, social movements, collective enterprises and social innovation projects.

  • INS8103 - Epistemology and Methodology

    Study of the main epistemological issues, tools and methodological approaches in the social innovation field.

  • INS8120 - Practices and Dissemination of Research I

    Introduction to the various practices and forms of research dissemination and design of a work plan for writing a scientific article, organizing a colloquium/conference, prepare a paper or other research activity previously discussed and approved by the professor. Graded S/NS.

  • INS8121 - Research Internship

    Internship of 150 hours aimed at writing a scientific article, organizing a colloquium/conference, prepare a paper or other research activity previously discussed and approved by the teacher. The internship is supervised and the work evaluated by the thesis supervisor or another professor with the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies. Graded S/NS.

  • INS8130 - Planning a Research Topic

    Identifying a relevant research topic, defining the problem, using the appropriate methodologies, and developing a detailed work plan.

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  • DVM6102 - Livelihoods, Resources and Sustainability (UO)

    Interaction between society and nature. Consideration of how power shapes the use of resources such as land, water, food, or energy, and on how livelihoods adapt to environmental change in various rural and urban contexts. Theoretical lenses include commons theory, social ecological resilience, political ecology, and political economy.

  • DVM6104 - Social Movements, Equity and Human Rights (UO)

    Social movements, civil society, and informal networks, their roles, actions and impacts in the struggle against the vicious cycles of inequality and vulnerability in developing countries. Themes include class, gender, ethnicity, citizenship and migration.

  • POL7115 - Political Parties and Movements (UO)

    Analysis of current issues affecting political forces in Canada: parties, groups and movements. The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

  • SOC7103 - Sociology of the Environment (UO)

    Origins of environmental problems and conflicts; social theories of environmental degradation, controversies and disasters; perspectives on human-nature interactions.

  • SOC7109 - Francophonie, Language and Power (UO)

    Analysis of social group relations and linguistic practices relating to cultural affiliations and citizenship. Studies of contemporary research in this domain, particularly on the Francophonie in Canada.

  • SOC7141 - Advanced Qualitative Methodology (UO)

    Creation of a research project and selection of a fieldwork site appropriate for qualitative methodologies: definition of a research question and determination of a theoretical framework, selection of a qualitative approach, research ethics, development of data collection tools, collection of data, use of data organization software, vertical and horizontal analysis, submission of a final report.