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Ottawa, May 24, 2017 – The Élisabeth-Bruyère School of Social Innovation of Saint Paul University (SPU) will hold five public lectures from May 29 to June 2, 2017. The topics covered are critical thinking, social movements, social economy and civic involvement.



Sirma Bilge: The governmentalization of intersectionality in the era of racial neoliberalism
(in French only)

Monday, May 29, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 Jean Martin Aussant

Jean-Martin Aussant: Social innovation in Quebec
(in French only)

Tuesday, May 30, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 Sylvia Mcadam

Sylvia McAdam (Idle No More): Innovation and creativity in the era of climate change

Wednesday, May 31, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 Food Coop

Park Slope Food Coop: The story of a one-of-a-kind grocery store

Thursday, June 1st, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 Gabriel Nadeau Dubois

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois: In order to move forward, we must stand up
(in French only)

Friday June 2nd, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


  • Free admission. All are welcome!
  • More details about the lectures at
  • The five major conferences are part of the Summer School in Social Innovation held at SPU from May 29 to June 3, 2017.
  • The Summer School is organized by the Élisabeth-Bruyère School of Social Innovation. More details at

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Schedule of the five public lectures.

More information about the Summer School in Social Innovation.


Major Conferences Social Innovation   Summer School in Social Innovation

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Rafaëlle Devine
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Saint Paul University
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