The Université du Québec à Montréal Unveils A Fact Sheet on the UNESCO-PREV Chair

During the summer of 2020, the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) launched a series entitled Focus on Research and Creation. In the area of prevention and evaluation, a portrait of the UNESCO Chair in the Prevention of Radicalization and Violent Extremism (UNESCO-PREV Chair) was presented.

Prestigious FRQSC Grant for Concordia’s CSLP

Concordia University’s Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP) has received a prestigious grant of $1.8 million spread over the next seven (7) years from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC), one of the province’s most renowned research funding institutions.

FRQSC Grant for Landscape of Hope Project that Tackles Cyber Pressure

Project Someone collaborators and Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP) members Owen Chapman (principal investigator), Sandra Chang-Kredl, Annabelle Brault, and Vivek Venkatesh (co-applicants) have received a three-year grant from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) for $204,610 as a research-creation team.

Deconfinement: There Is No Perfect Solution

Professor David Morin, co-holder of the UNESCO-PREV Chair, is co-author of this text on deconfinement in Quebec. While the situation appears to be stable in other parts of Quebec, Montreal is among the cities most affected worldwide by the COVID-19 pandemic. In certain boroughs and more importantly in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs), the situation far exceeds the government’s capacity to assist certain segments of the population. The COVID-19 pandemic has thus turned into a sectoral humanitarian crisis.

“Peace, Citizenship and Resilience in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts” Webinar

An initiative of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), the panel “Peace, Citizenship and Resilience in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts” is part of the webinar series “Societies We Want”. The panel will take place on May 28, 2020 from 10:00 to 13:00 via Zoom and will also be broadcasted on Facebook and Youtube.

COVID – Is Misinformation a Phantom Threat?

Organized by the DiploLab in collaboration with the Canadian Embassy in France, the debate “COVID – Is Misinformation a Phantom Threat?” took place on May 14th via videoconference. Marie-Ève Carignan, the UNESCO-PREV Chair’s Head of Media Division and professor at the Université de Sherbrooke, participated in the discussion.

A UNESCO Chair Is Launching An Online Course to Counter the Rise of Violent Extremism and Hate Speech

The world is experiencing an unprecedented crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While initiatives and actions of solidarity and dialogue are numerous, messages of hate and intolerance are spreading. Fake news, misinformation and disinformation are being used to target people, communities, countries, and research institutions. To help address these issues, the UNESCO Chair in Prevention of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism (Canada) is launching the free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ‘From Hate to Hope: Building Understanding and Resilience’.

COVID-19: Poll Finds Conspiracies Are Gaining Ground

Youth are more likely to believe in conspiracies, as are Canadians living outside Quebec. Nearly one in ten Canadians believes in conspiracy theories surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, according to preliminary findings from a team of researchers at the Université de Sherbrooke. In addition, adherence to conspiracies appears to be related to psychosocial stressors.