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Jason Luckerhoff

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Full Professor in Social Communication and Culture, and Responsable of Social Communication's graduate studies (master and doctorate), Department of Literature and Social Communication
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Jason is a full professor of Culture & Communications and the coordinator of graduate studies in social communications (master’s and doctorate) in the Department of Arts and Social Communications at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.

He holds a BA in social communications from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (2003), an MA in public communications from the Université Laval (2006), and a Ph.D. in communications and education from the Université Laval (2011). He has received scholarships from the Trudeau Foundation, the Fondation de l'Université Laval, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Desjardins and the Université Laval Faculty of Arts.

He has taught at the Hautes Études Commerciales in Montreal (HEC Montréal), the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), the Université Laval and with the Villes et villages d'art et de patrimoine (VVAP) network.

He also worked as a research officer at the Louvre and for several different research groups. He is a researcher at the Centre de recherche GRICIS (communication, information and society), a member of the advisory committee for the Canadian Human Rights Museum in Winnipeg, and a board member of the Musée québécois de culture populaire and the Committee for the protection of the works of Ozias Leduc.

Jason Luckerhoff is the co-director of the “Culture et Publics” collection at the Presses de l'Université du Québec and the co-director of the journal Approches inductives. His writing has been published in Leisure, Loisir et Société, Museum Management and Curatorship, Recherches Qualitatives, Communication and The Qualitative Report. He also co-directed several issues of the journals Recherches Qualitatives, Loisir et Société and Approches inductives.

Jason Luckerhoff is a former President of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Alumni Network. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation in November 2014-2018.

Experience as a Trudeau Scholar

As the great scientific popularizer Daniel Jacobi remarked, writing for the general public or even just for non-specialists always generates debates and polemics. Is it possible to popularize knowledge without impoverishing, simplifying, distorting or even degrading it? Can we make learned discourse accessible? Or is it fated to remain outside the grasp of non-specialists? The Trudeau Foundation does not offer its scholars ready-made answers to these questions. Rather, it advocates productive dialogue between academics and decision-makers in the worlds of arts, business, public administration and the liberal professions, as well as the volunteer and community sectors. It allows scholars to discover that popularized discourse is neither autonomous nor independent from the learned discourse produced for academic peers. At all Foundation events, the scholar is in the centre of a heterogeneous field of discourse and opposing trends.

My four years as a 2006 Foundation scholar gave me the opportunity to discuss my work with professor-researchers (fellows), scholars from various disciplines and mentors with a wealth of experience to share. My close relationship with my mentor gave me the chance to put greater planning into my projects. The annual travel stipend allowed me to study at the Université d'Avignon for one session, work on my thesis at the Louvre Museum, and present my research results in Québec, elsewhere in Canada and in several European countries. The Trudeau Foundation scholarship offered me an experience that went far beyond financial support. Besides supporting me through my doctoral degree, my experience as a Trudeau scholar changed my life.