30 May 2017

What is our understanding of the history of Canada and Québec, and how does this understanding shape our relations and identities? Do Canadians from different backgrounds and of different ages perceive the past differently? On 29 May, Jocelyn Létourneau, 2006 fellow and professor of history at Laval University, and Andréanne LeBrun, 2015 scholar and doctoral student in history at Sherbrooke University discussed the diversity of views of the past and the challenges and possibilities that these views carry for the future. This Trudeau/Big Thinking Lecture is now available online (In French only). The conference took place at Ryerson University, host of the annual congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Andréanne LeBrun

Andréanne LeBrun (history, Université de Sherbrooke) is studying the effects of various models of citizenship and political engagement taught in Quebec schools in the 20th century.

2015 Scholars

Jocelyn Létourneau

He studies 20th-century Quebec and how its citizens came to define themselves.

2006 Fellows