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The Study of Cultural Policy in Canada

April 11-12 2019, University of Ottawa

Conference organized by the Cultural Policy Research Network, Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa.

LOCATION, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Social Sciences, 120 university, Room FSS 4007








Centre on Govervance

Cultural Policy Research Group



Cultural Policy, Justice and Equity

Irwin Oostindie (SFU)

  • Place-based reconciliation and redress in cultural policy

Jeremy Jeresky (Western Ontario)

  • Two Discourses, One Policy: An examination of the Engagement Between Canadian Cultural Policy and Indigenous Theory Within the Locus of the Museum

Lowell Gasoi (Carleton)

  • Canada’s cultural policy after #metoo : Reconsiderations of the disciplined artist

Christopher J. Gunter. (UOttawa)

  • Activism through community curators: the case of the Workers’ History Museum



Critical Perspectives : Rethinking our Concepts

David Dubinski (U Ottawa)

  • Deliberative sovereignty: Defining the « public value » of the « public square » in the age of fake news and struggling professional news services

Mariana Castellanos (ENAP)

  • Repenser l’analyse des politiques publiques en dehors du cycle politique. Le cas de la nouvelle politique culturelle du Québec

Taeyoung Kim (SFU)

  • Understanding the instrumentalization of creativity in provincial cultural policies : A case study of Creative BC

Ben Dick (City of Ottawa), Sharon Jeannotte (UOttawa, OCRG), Kelly Hill (Hill Strategies)

  • Culture Position Study



Cultural Policies and Cultural Diplomacy : The Contribution of the North American Cultural Diplomacy Initiative

Lynda Jessup (Queens U)

  • Cultural Relations as Cultural Diplomacy

Sascha Priewe (Royal Ontario Museum)

  • Culture in City Diplomacy

Sarah E. K. Smith (Carleton U) & Jeffrey Brison (Queens U)

  • Cultural Policy and Museum Internationalism in Canada

Ben Schnitzer (Queens U)

  • Whither the Third Pillar? Canadian Cultural Diplomacy at the Turn of the Millenium






Cultural Policy and Migrations

Geneva Nam (SFU)

  • Analyzing Canadian Ethnic Media: Understanding the Canada Third Language Media Public

Abakar Malloum (UOttawa)

  • La communauté portugaise de Gatineau : Patrimoine et mémoires d’une migration

Ivana Otasevic (U Laval)

  • La préservation de l’identité culturelle des migrants par le biais des programmes d’éducation : quel apport de la Convention sur la diversité des expressions culturelles?



Sectoral Perspectices I

Christian Poirier (INRS)

  • Politiques cinématographiques et multiécranicité : Émergence, continuité et mutation des récits

Richard Sutherland (Mount Royal University)

  • Rethinking the Music Industry Through Policy : Program Redesign at FACTOR

Robin Nelson (Uottawa)

  • The Ontario Historical Society and Provincial Museum Policy






Sectoral Perspectives II

Eric L. Nelson (UOttawa)

  • Politiques culturelles et édition savante

Emma Huebner (UOttawa)

  • Youth Programs and National Identity in Canadian Art Galleries

Zach Voth (CarletonU)

  • Cultural or Economic? Discourse, Evidence, and the Copyright Modernization Act



Comparative Cultural Policy

Kevin V. Mulcahy (Louisiana State University)

  • Public Culture and Comparative Cultural Policy

Devin Beauregard (UOttawa/Tschwane, Pretoria)

  • Cultural policy in Stateless nations

Jonathan Paquette (Uottawa), Di Wang (UOttawa), Won Min Seo (UOttawa), Xiangyu Sun (UOttawa)

  • Creating Institutions, Norms, and Communities: Heritage Roads in a Comparative Perspective

Fernande Abanda Ngono (UQO)

  • Patrimonialiser le territoire sans territorialiser le patrimoine : la controverse de la fabrique du patrimoine de l’humanité dans les territoires forestiers du bassin du Congo.



Language and Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

Diane Saint-Pierre (INRS)

Alexandre C. Gagnon (U Texas Rio Grande Valley)

Sharon Jeannotte (UOttawa)

  • La Convention sur la protection et la promotion de la diversité des expressions culturelles (UNESCO 2005) et ses incidences sur les politiques culturelles et linguistiques : Regard sur douze cas nationaux


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APRIL 12 – DMS 4101 – 55 Laurier



Kristian Clarke, Mass Culture



Cultural Diversity Panel

Diane Saint-Pierre (INRS) Véronique Guèvremont (ULaval)

Colette Brin (ULaval)

  • Le rôle de l’État et des médias dans la promotion de la diversité des expressions culturelles à l’ère du numérique : un état des connaissances et des avancées



Cultural Policy in the Digital Era

Sara Bannerman (McMaster)

  • Algorithms and Canadian Cultural Policy: The Algorithmic Governance of Netflix

Caroline Klimek (York), Patrick Dolan (York)

  • A Look at DM@X-tra: Creating a Conversation Between Industry and Academia

Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte (SFU)

  • Implications of Creative Canada for the Artistic Community: A Critical Look at the Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Strategy Fund

Josianne Poirier (UMontréal)

  • Le rayonnement de la créativité numérique montréalaise



Cultural Participation in the Digital Era

Nathalie Casemajor (INRS)

Guy Bellavance (INRS)

Guillaume Sirois (Université de Montréal)

  • Quelles politiques culturelles pour accompagner la participation numérique?

Clémence Varin (ULaval)

  • L’apport des enceintes internationales autres que l’UNESCO à l’atteinte des objectifs

de la Convention sur la diversité des expressions culturelles dans l’environnement







Arts Finance and Governance

Monica Gattinger (UOttawa)

  • The Roots of Culture, the Power of Art: The First Sixty Years of the Canada Council for the Arts

Victoria Steele (QueensU)

  • Assisting New Arts Leaders in Navigating Contemporary Canadian Cultural Policy

Roy Suddaby (UVic\Liverpool)

Fernanda Y. Tsujiguchi (UVic)

Diego Coraiola (U Alberta)

Peter Sherer (U Calgary)

Mary Rozsa de Coquet (Rozsa Foundation)

  • Three Models of Financing Performing Arts in Canada: Linking Policy to Practice






Canadian Studies: A Policy Discussion

John Graham



Local Cultural Policy and Cultural Agents

Mary Elizabeth Luka (U of Toronto)

  • The new main street?: arts-based creative hubs and networks in Canada

Julien Doris (UOttawa)

  • Research note on local cultural governance

Robin Nelson & Christopher Gunter

  • Canadian heritage commemoration: the role of private and public actors



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