Online Registration for “From Hate to Hope” MOOC Now Open

Registration is now open for “From Hate to Hope: Building Understanding and Resilience.” Our first massive open online course (MOOC). This first iteration will begin on May 4, 2020, and have a duration of five (5) weeks.

The UNESCO-PREV Chair Launches Its Mapping of Centers of Expertise in PVE

En 2019, la Chaire UNESCO-PREV a amorcé la réalisation d’une cartographie mondiale des pôles d’expertise, comprenant tant des expert·e·s que des organisations oeuvrant dans le domaine de la prévention primaire, secondaire et tertiaire de la radicalisation et de l’extrémisme violents.

The UNESCO-PREV Chair Launches the PREV-IMPACT Project

The UNESCO Chair in Prevention of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism is leading PREV-IMPACT, a new research project which aims to develop evaluation models for primary, secondary and tertiary PVE programs adapted to the Canadian context through action research.


14 May

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.

28 April

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’.

22 April

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.