An in-depth discussion of working-class power and politics.


Tuesday, September 22, 5:30PM ET

Free (registration required).


Why is "the class idea" embedded more deeply in Canadian policies, institutions, and practices than in the US? In an age of growing economic inequality and broken systems of political representation, Eidlin's analysis offers insight for those seeking to understand these trends, as well as those seeking to change them.


Étienne Cantin (ULaval), Shannon Dinan (UMontréal), Xavier Lafrance (UQÀM) will discuss the findings in

Labor and the Class Idea in the United States and Canada, followed by a response from the author, McGill Professor of Sociology Barry Eidlin. Axel van den Berg (McGill) will moderate a discussion among the author and panelists, followed by audience Q&A. La discussion se déroulera en anglais, et les questions en français et en anglais sont les bienvenues.


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In the Media



MISC director Daniel Béland provided expert commentary recently on Chrystia Freeland's appointment to Minister of Finance (in the Wall Street Journal), Erin O'Toole's election victory (in Le journal de Montreal), and Prime Minister Trudeau’s prorogation of Parliament (in the Washington Post).


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Rita and Charles Bronfman Award for Excellence in Teaching



Congratulations to David Austin, the 2019-2020 recipient of the Rita and Charles Bronfman Award for Excellence in Teaching at MISC.


David’s dedication to teaching and passion for his research provided his students with a better understanding of key currents about Caribbean migrants in Canada. We believe that he embodies the excellence to which the title of this award refers.

MISC is on Youtube!



Looking for something to watch on your lunch break? Check out a video from a past MISC event on our Youtube channel.


Big ideas about Canada from Malcolm Gladwell, Andrew Coyne, Elizabeth May, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Cindy Blackstock, Chantal Hebert, and many more.


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Étudier le Québec à McGill



Apprenez-en plus sur l'histoire, la culture, et la société québécoises


La mineure en études québécoises et apprentissage par engagement communautaire vous offre de:

  • Développer de solides connaissances multidisciplinaires sur le Québec
  • Participer à des stages d’apprentissage par engagement communautaire
  • Améliorer votre réseau et votre profil professionnel

QCST 200: Introduction to the Study of Quebec


Ce cours (offert en anglais) a été conçu pour familiariser les élèves avec certaines des questions et des enjeux les plus importants qui ont façonné et continuent d'influencer la vie contemporaine au Québec.


La complexité et la diversité du Québec seront explorées en tenant compte des réalités des onze nations autochtones, des communautés multilingues, multiethniques, racialisées et religieuses et du statut de minorité au Canada, et bien plus encore. Le cours tiendra également compte des délibérations sur l'identité et les représentations de ce qui constitue être Québécois.


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Upcoming Event: The Quebec and Montreal music scene


Quebec and Montreal music scene: A bird’s eye view on some issues and realities

A virtual roundtable discussion
September 16, 2020
12–1PM ET

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Dr. Jess Reia, 2020-2021 BMO Post-Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal (CIRM) and Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University

Ms. Évalie Vallée, Minor in Quebec Studies and member, Quebec Studies Student Association, McGill University and Dr. Will Straw, Professor, Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University

Roundtable Participants:
Clerel, singer and songwriter
Ms/Mad. Marie-Julie Desrochers, director, Institutional Affairs and Research, ADISQ
Mr. Dan Saligman, co-founder and artistic director, Pop Montreal
M. Jean-Étienne Sheehy, music journalist and founder of Bonyenne, a digital music Lab

Organized by:
Quebec Studies Student’s Association
McGill Quebec Studies Program
Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal (CIRM)

Part of the "Montreal as seen by…" series