Events & Conferences


BILINGUAL CONFERENCE - Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 4 pm to 6 pm

Geographical Perspectives on Identity and Minority Language Maintenance: Saskatchewan and Beyond

by Richard A. Russo, Ph.D, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair 


 The Fulbright Foundation and the University of Regina have made possible Richard Russo’s stay at the La Cité Universitaire Francophone from August to December 2017. Dr. Russo, Associate Professor of Geography at Frostburg State University in Maryland, focuses his work on social geography. As part of his fieldwork in Saskatchewan, he will conduct research on the reciprocity between place and identity in minority language communities as well as the movement of cultural objects and its impacts on Francophone communities. Richard Russo’s stay takes place as part of Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs. This program gives the opportunity to scholars to conduct research on subjects important to that university.

How do geographers study the reciprocity between place and identity in minority language communities? 

How does the exercise of power in the public realm affect language maintenance? 

How do books create spaces of identity?

This conference will provide the context for Fulbright Visiting Research Chair Dr. Richard A. Russo’s current project “Books as Spatial Agents in Fransaskois Identity.” This conference will be followed by a discussion, a networking session and the launch of the Identity, Living Heritage, Communities Research Cluster. 

Where: La Rotonde, Language Institute Building LI216, University of Regina

► Bilingual event with simultaneous translation

► Free and all are welcome

► Appetizers and light refreshments will be served

** A programm offered by the CRFM at La Cité universitaire francophone and the Identity, Living Heritage, Communities Research Cluster **

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Canada Confederation: 

February 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Rotunda :


  • “Contradictory Colonial Positions: The Ambiguous Trajectories of Francophones in the Canadian Prairies"

Jérôme Melançon, Ph.D., Lecturer, Département d’études francophones et interculturelles et Directeur, Centre de Recherches sur les francophonies en milieu minoritaire


  • “Canada, a Bi-national Dominion? English Canadian Attitudes to Francophone National Holidays since Confederation”

Michael Poplyansky, Ph.D., Lecturer, Cité universitaire francophone, University of Regina 


Parking Lot 3 M available.

Full program of the Canada Lecture Series organized by the Department of History and supported by the Office of the President and the Faculty of Arts at the University of Regina.

Wednesday, March 22,2017 from noon to 1:30pm
  • Joanne Bristol, Michele Sereda artist-in-residence in Faculty of Media, Art and Performance (MAP)

Presents "The spatial politics and aesthetics of interspecies relations"

Joanne Bristol trained as an artist in Saskatoon (BFA, University of Saskatchewan) and Halifax (MFA, NSCAD). As well as presenting performances, installations and text-based works across Canada and internationally, she curates and has taught at a number of Canadian universities. She recently completed a PhD at University College London (London, UK), using performance and writing to study interspecies spatial relationships in urban contexts.
As Michele Sereda artist-in-residence in MAP, Joanne is investigating the spatial politics and aesthetics of interspecies relations. Referencing eco-feminist and Critical Animal Studies (CAS) theories, her research uses drawing, writing and performance to trace the ways in which human and more-than-human beings share and shape urban space. She is using the residency to focus on two projects: one looks at relations between humans and ‘community cats’ in Regina to raise issues of species’ belonging in post-colonial urban contexts. The other will be a public conversation and performance which explores the ways in which scholarly and artistic work involving more-than-human worlds produces new modes of knowledge, ecological activism and well-being.


Table of Contents

APRIL 2016 - Where is my Culture on Campus? Cultural identity, integration, and well-being of Fransaskois and Métis youth in university environments

Thursday, April 7, 2016, La Rotonde, La Cité universitaire francophone, University of Regina (LI-216)

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Conference CRFM

With Nuno F. Ribeiro, PhD, University of Illinois et Frédéric Dupré, M.A., Agent expérientiel, La Cité universitaire francophone

As part of the tenth anniversary of the Centre canadien de recherche sur les francophonies en milieu minoritaire (CRFM) of La Cité universitaire francophone at the University of Regina, we are pleased to host anthropologist Nuno Riberio, Ph.D. and Frédéric Dupré, M.A. for a talk entitled “Where is my Culture on Campus? Cultural Identity, Integration, and Well-being of Fransaskois and Métis Youth in University Environments / Ma culture, où-est-elle sur le campus? Identité, intégration et bien-être de la jeunesse Fransaskoise et Métisse dans un environnement universitaire.”

French-influenced cultural minorities, including the Fransaskois and Métis, are among Canada’s founding peoples. They are part of one of the largest national communities living in a minority context, yet they still face discriminatory practices, including ethnolinguistic discrimination and unfair distribution of institutional resources in the field of higher education. Lacking spaces within which they can learn and express and transmit their culture, minority students may experience feelings of exclusion, deprivation of their rights and cultural anomie.  


MARCH 2016 - Automatic Translation, Official Language Minority Communities (OLMC) and New Arrivals: Possibilities and Limitations

Thursday, March 31, 2016, La Rotonde, La Cité universitaire francophone, University of Regina (LI-216)

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

A lecture series marking 10 years of the CRFM - Inaugural lecture on translation

By Lynne Bowker, Ph.D., professor and researcher at the University of Ottawa.

As part of the lecture series marking ten years of the Centre canadien de recherche sur les francophonies en milieu minoritaire (CRFM) of La Cité universitaire francophone, Lynne Bowker, Ph.D., a CRFM grant winner member, will present the results of the research projects for which she was awarded funding in 2005 and 2013.

This is the inaugural lecture in the series, which will allow ten grant winner members to present results from the research projects for which they received funding from the Centre through the grant competition (2005-2015). This is a research dissemination activity which will provide an opportunity for our students, our professors, and the general public to meet grant winner members and learn more about the results of the research supported by the CRFM. 

One hour will be allocated to each speaker, including question time. We plan to make a video and/or audio recording of the presentations for educational purposes. 


MARCH 2016 - Journée de réflexion sur l’immigration francophone en Saskatchewan

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, La Rotonde, La Cité universitaire francophone, University of Regina (LI-216)

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


MARCH 2016 - La contribution des femmes à la francophonie en Saskatchewan

Monday, March 7, 2016, La Rotonde, La Cité universitaire francophone, University of Regina (LI-216)

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

La Cité is pleased to host a mixed multigenerational roundtable designed to highlight the contributions of women to the Francophonie in Saskatchewan. Originally organized as part of “La Francophonie au féminin” class offered by the Department of Francophone and Intercultural studies, this event will feature five panelists who will address the issue of the meaning of feminist movements today, women’s leadership in our community, and the evolution of women’s concerns over time. Professor Michael Poplyansky will moderate the discussion.

The panelists are:

  • Gilles Groleau, active member of the Fransaskois community
  • Alexandra Mortensen, student
  • Françoise Sigur-Cloutier, one of 100 women honoured in 2014 during the 100th anniversary of the Alliance des femmes de la Francophonie canadienne
  • Cécile Tkachuk, Fédération provinciale des Fransaskoises
  • Christine Tshiala, holder of a graduate degree in feminist studies and involved in women’s movements in Africa, Canada and Europe 


FEB. 2016 - La Syrie, baril de poudre planétaire

Monday, February 29, 2016, 7:00 p.m., LI 129, La Cité universitaire francophone, University of Regina

Conference ACFAS-La Cité

French conference only.


NOV. 2015 - Between Science and Politics: How are Negociations Shaping Up for the Paris Conference on Climate Change ?

Thursday, November 5, 2015, La Rotonde of La Cité universitaire francophone at the University of Regina (LI-216)

12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.

Moderated by Bruno Dupeyron, Associate Professor, JSGS and CRFM-La Cité project leader

Inaugural lecture in this series: the context of the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21), in Paris from November 30 to December 11, 2015. We were particularly interested in the issues at stake in the negotiations at COP 21, which for many experts represents a turning point for our planet. What are the fundamental challenges of this international conference? Aside from the states, who are the principal players involved in the negotiations? How are Canada and its various provinces positioning themselves in the negotiations? How is scientific expertise being exploited? Made up of many countries around the world, is the Francophonie bringing a distinctive voice to the negotiations?
Presenters spoke in both English and French, and similtaneous translation was available to those in attendance.



SEPT. 2015 - Compared Political Cultures of North American National Minorities

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, La Rotonde of La Cité universitaire francophone at the University of Regina (LI-216)

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Centre canadien de recherche sur les francophonies en milieu minoritaire (the Canadian centre for research on Francophone minority communities/CRFM) of La Cité at the University of Regina was pleased to welcome Professor Joel Belliveau of Laurentian University in Sudbury, a winner of the CRFM’s 2015 grant competition.

Joel Belliveau, author of Le « moment 68 » et la réinvention de l’Acadie (PUO, 2014), will give a lecture in which he discusses the way Francophones in Acadia, Ontario and Manitoba experienced the ferment of the 1960s and 70s, opening onto issues concerning Saskatchewan’s Francophone community.

A roundtable, facilitated by historian Michael Poplyansky, Ph.D., who has just joined the team of La Cité, will follow the lecture. Members of the Fransaskois community - Suzanne Campagne, Laurier Gareau and Dustin McNichol, a doctoral student in history at the University of Saskatchewan - will take part in the roundtable, in which the experience of Saskatchewan’s Francophones in the 1960s and 70s will be related and discussed. As Dr. Poplyansky points out, “We often don’t realize that Francophones in Canada were always affected by global trends. The end of the ‘thirty glorious years’ was an eventful period throughout the western world and Joel Belliveau seeks to understand how Francophone minorities experienced this worldwide phenomenon. His transnational approach has already transformed the field of Acadian studies and it is very encouraging that he is beginning to take an interest in the Fransaskois as well.” 


MARCH 2015 - Scientific Poster Competition, 1st Edition

The first scientific poster competition, organized by the CRFM in collaboration with ACFAS-SK, was launched in January 2015, allowing five French-speaking students to make their work known. Their posters were exhibited during the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie in March in the Rotonde of the Institut français, and in April at Le Relais of the Fédération des francophones de Saskatoon. Four posters received awards following the oral presentations made on March 19 before our independent jury made up of: 

André Magnan, professor, Department of Sociology, University of Regina

John Meehan, SJ, President and Professor of History at Campion College, University of Regina 

Fidji Gendron, Professor of Biology, First Nations University of Canada, University of Regina 

Here is the list of the winners and their poster titles: 

“The place of information and communication technologies (ICT) in learning a language” by Grayson Beaudin (bachelor’s category)

“The battle between two minuscule entities: the diatoms of Iceland versus the foraminifers of Italy” by Monica Cliveti and Matthew Thompson (graduate category)  

“The potential of body-mind medicine to improve healthcare measures in natural/informal caregivers: a review” by Céline Martin (graduate category)

 “Occupational bias in geology students” by Monica Cliveti and Jenna Cannon (graduate category)


NOV. 2014 - Containing North America’s pariahs

Containing North America’s pariahs: Notes on the compassionate mercenary activities of the International Organization for Migration 

Speaker: Bruno Dupeyron, Ph.D, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, Regina Campus

An event organized as part of the Department of French’s seminar programming, in collaboration with the CRFM. The lecture is also part of the program of the second National Francophone Immigration Week overseen by the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne (FCFA)


OTC. 2014 - Student Lecture Series

From October 27 to December 2, 2014, La Rotonde (LI 216), Institut français, University of Regina 
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.  

The Centre canadien de recherche sur les francophonies en milieu minoritaire (CRFM) at the Institut français and the Department of French at the University of Regina, in collaboration with ACFAS-SK, are presenting the third edition of the Student Lecture Series 

Inaugural lecture : “The construction of identity during a French education university training program in a Francophone minority environment: a portrait of young people from the Fransaskois community.”, by Jo-Anni Joncas, Doctoral student in Education, Université Laval, Research assistant to Annie Pilote, Ph.D., Université Laval, 2010 CRFM Competition Winner, on Monday, October 27, 2014  

“Héloïse by Anne Hébert and Tom à la ferme by Xavier Dolan: a queer reading of two Quebec gothic narratives.”, by Alasdair Rees, Bachelor’s student in French Literature, University of Saskatchewan, on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

“Leadership in the minority university setting: an oxymoron?”, by Abdoulaye Yoh, Doctoral student in Education, Simon Fraser University, on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

“Using body-mind medicine to improve the health result measurements of caregivers: a review.”, by Andi Céline Martin, Doctoral student in Kinesiology and Health Studies, University of Regina, on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

“‘This is a British Province’: the debate concerning French as an official language in Manitoba, 1870-1880.”, by  Dustin J. McNichol, Doctoral student in History,  University of Saskatchewan, on Tuesday, December 2, 2014


SEPT. 2014 - How do we promote citizen involvement in community governance structures?

September 25 and 27 as part of Inter-Intra and the Fransaskois Community Representatives’ Table

Janique Dubois, Ph.D., Assistant professor, Political Sciences, Brock University

“How do we promote citizen involvement in community governance structures? A comparative analysis of the provincial governance bodies of the Fransaskois and the Métis.”

This conference has been hosted as part of the ACF's elected officials roundtable.


During the 1990s, Saskatchewan’s Fransaskois and Métis expressed a desire to make their governance organizations accountable to the citizens and communities they serve. This desire led to the creation of two new governance bodies at the provincial level: the Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise (ACF) in 1999 and the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S) in 1994. These bodies differ from their predecessors in the democratization of their structures, which give priority to citizens rather than organizations. 

This presentation offers a comparative look at the mechanisms which the Fransaskois and the Métis have put in place to increase citizen involvement in their governance institutions and processes since the creation of the ACF and the MN-S. The goal of this comparative study is to encourage an open discussion of the challenges connected with the democratization of these bodies and to allow participants to identify various strategies to promote citizen involvement in community governance.  


Please note that the video is only available only in French.


FEB. 2014 - Employability of Black Francophone immigrants in Saskatchewan

A lecture-discussion in the context of the “Pathways to Prosperity” immigration partnership, organized in collaboration with the Réseau en immigration francophone de la Saskatchewan (RIF-SK) at the Carrefour Horizons auditorium in Regina.  An event organized as part of the program developed by the CRFM to mark Black History Month. Broadcast by videoconference and live on the Internet. 

A roundtable offered by the Communauté des Africains francophones de la Saskatchewan (CAFS) and facilitated by CRFM director Sheila Petty, Ph.D., allowed for an extended discussion.

Guest speaker: Amal Madibbo, Ph.D., University of Calgary 

Roundtable participants:

Sovi Lambert Ahouansou, CAFS
Laurie Carlson Berg, Ph.D., University of Regina
Ronald Labrecque, Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise (ACF) 


JAN. 2014 - Creating an international Francophone inter-university virtual community of practice to integrate allophone students

Chantal Asselin, a doctoral candidate at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) presented two lectures on January 22 and 23, 2014 as part of the researcher mobility program of the Centre de la francophonie des Amériques

“Creating an international Francophone inter-university virtual community of practice to integrate allophone students into our universities/adults students into our schools: What transcultural skills should we develop within it?”  

The CRFM, in cooperation with the Conseil des écoles fransaskoises (CÉF) and the Bac program at the University of Regina, coordinated the visit of Ms. Asselin who gave two presentations, one at Monseigneur de Laval high school and the other in the Rotonde at the Institut français.


NOV. 2013 - Immigration in Francophone minority communities

Lecture-discussion in the context of the “Pathways to Prosperity” immigration partnership, organized in collaboration with the Réseau en immigration francophone de la Saskatchewan (RIF-SK).

Moderator: A roundtable, facilitated by Laurie Carlson Berg, Ph.D., allowed for an extended discussion.  

Guest speaker: Chedly Belkhodja, Ph.D., University of Moncton, former director of the Atlantic Metropolis Centre. 

Roundtable participants:

  • Chedly Belkhodja, Ph.D.
  • Shola Adedeji and Ménédore Harerimana, University of Regina students and new arrivals
  • Françoise Sigur-Cloutier, representative of the Réseau en immigration francophone de la Saskatchewan (RIF-SK) and president of the Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise
  • Alpha Sow, community development expert
  • Charles-Henri Warren, representative of the Government of Saskatchewan

Please note that the video is available only in French.


NOV. 2013 - Student Lecture Series

November 2013 - La Rotonde (LI 216), the Institut français and the Department of French at the University of Regina

The student lecture series is back for a second year! During the month of November 2013, the Institut français and the Department of French at the University of Regina invite you to the Rotonde (LI 216) to attend presentations by student lecturers. 

Expand your knowledge of various subjects relating to the Francophone world, including decision-making processes in the university milieu, linguistic mechanisms, Métis identity, French in Nigeria, and controversies surrounding official bilingualism in Western Canadian provinces. 

Take part at no charge in this student lecture series and exchange ideas with students from Simon Fraser University, the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. 

Wednesday, November 6 – 3:30 p.m. 

Abdoulaye Yoh, Simon Fraser University, "The Garbage Can model of Decision making in a University environment: How does this relate to Francophone academic institutions in a minority context?"

Friday, November 15 – 12 noon

David Lawlor, University of Regina, “Linguistic mechanisms for the oral communication of humour: an analytical approach to the corpus”

Friday, November 22 – 12 noon

Kingsley Erio, University of Regina, “French in Nigeria: political and economic problems”

Friday, November 29 – 12 noon

Chantale Cenerini, University of Regina, “Li Rvinant: an expression of Métis identity” 

Wednesday, December 4 – 12 noon

Dustin McNichol, University of Saskatchewan, “No place for a Frenchman: history, law and imagination of the French fact in Western Canada”


OCT. 2013 - Toward Interdependence Conference – Terroir, Food Sovereignty and Tourism in Saskatchewan

October 18, 19, 2013, Institut Français, University of Regina

A conference that was part of the Terroir and Fransaskois Rural Development program initiated in 2005. Agricultural producers, local processors, leaders of civil society and renowned academic researchers shared their analyses, best practices and strategic proposals for terroir development. 


  • Annette Desmarais, Ph. D. – University of Manitoba
  • André Magnan, Ph. D. – University of Regina
  • Dominique Sarny – University of Regina
  • Josée Bourgouin – Agricultural producer
  • Dianne Lepage – Agricultural producer
  • Marc Loiselle – Agricultural producer
  • André Simard – Local development centre, Charlevoix, QC
  • Maxime Laplante - Union paysanne du Québec
  • Amanda Sheedy – Food Secure Canada
  • Susan Nadon – Conseil de la coopération de la Saskatchewan (CCS)
  • Jean de Dieu Ndayahundwa - Conseil de la coopération de la Saskatchewan (CCS)

For the summary of the roundtable discussions, please download the following filem (in French only). 


APRIL 2013 - The Arab Spring and the Challenges of Change

April 4th 2013, 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m, La Rotonde (LI 216), Language Institute Building

The issue of political regime change in the Muslim-Arab world has always been of central concern to political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists and academics. The issue is more crucial today inasmuch as these countries have seen successive uprisings resulting in the removal of President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and President Ben Ali in Tunisia and the death of Moammar Gadhafi in Libya. The wave of protest has touched various monarchies to one extent or another, particularly Morocco and Saudi Arabia, which have reacted in varying degrees to the Arab Spring by announcing reforms at the political and institutional levels. This conference is intended to share a number of reflections to enlighten an audience of academics and the general public on the latest developments in the situation in the Middle East and North Africa using the illustration of the Algerian and Moroccan cases, as well as through the Saudi and Egyptian examples. 

Moderator: Nilgun Onder – Professor at the University of Regina.

Discussant: Sheila Petty – Acting Director, Institut français & Dean of Fine Arts.

Dr. Mohamed El-Darieby

Dr. Mohamed El-Darieby was born and raised in Egypt where he lived for 25 years. He is an avid follower of Egyptian news and politics. Dr. El-Darieby is a professor of software systems engineering at the University of Regina. He is proud to call Canada home. 

Title: "The Tahrir Square" A pictorial story of “revolutionary” events in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt through a few main characters and their roles in the events. The main theme of the presentation is the Arab Spring and how it is related to the concepts of “Bread, Freedom, Social Justice and Human Dignity” from an Egyptian perspective. The presentation will briefly describe the situation in Egypt before January 2011 and provide a more detailed description of events since then touching on the power of new media, the power of the masses, and domestic and foreign policies. There is one major power that will definitely affect the future of Egypt.


 Mr. Brahim Ben Bouazza

Mr. Brahim Ben Bouazza was born in Rabat, Morocco where he taught constitutional and administrative law as a lecturer at the Law Faculty of Rabat. He holds an MBA from the Université de Sherbrooke and is presently a researcher at the University of Regina.

Title: "The Arab Spring and the Moroccan Exception" Located in North Africa, Morocco is a social democratic constitutional monarchy. The country has seen a number of constitutional revisions since the 1960s aimed at renewing the sacred pact that has always united the people and the king. In the context of the Arab spring, King Mohammed VI, in a speech on March 9, 2011, made a firm commitment to provide a strong impetus to the dynamic of reform by establishing a commission responsible for reforming the constitution, taking into account social demands from all sides, thus avoiding the upheavals experienced by other countries in the region. In this way, Morocco has become an exception to the Arab Spring.  


Mr. Sultan Alshehri

Mr. Sultan Alshehri writes for "Alaser" magazine. He is politically active and one of the well-known Saudi intellectuals interested in human rights. He is currently a PhD candidate in Software Engineering at the University of Regina. He was the President of the Muslim Students’ Association at the U of R in 2007-2008, and president of the Saudi Students’ Association 2009, “Imam" of the Muslim community in Regina (2007-2008), and an active member of the religious committee of the Islamic Association of Saskatchewan. 

Title: "Repercussions of the Arab Spring on the Gulf Countries" Inspired by the Arab Spring, people in the gulf countries are increasingly demanding an end to their marginalized positions and are increasingly vocal about reclaiming their rights. The protest is slowly mounting. The gulf governments, however, seem to be neglecting these demands and the governors believe that they can manage people using the religious scholars and tribal loyalties as they have been doing for years. The time cannot stop or go back. “The changes are coming”: this is what people in the streets say! Acting as gods in these countries will no longer be accepted. The question is how and when? 


Dr. Amr Henni 

Dr. Amr Henni: Born in Cairo and educated in Algeria, Dr. Henni has lived in western and central Algeria where he taught in three universities. He follows Algerian politics very closely. He is a professor of chemical process engineering. 

Title: "Algeria: A Berber Spring, but not an Arab Spring" Is Algeria moving against the tide of the Arab Spring? Elections held in Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt have produced national assemblies dominated by Islamists, while in Algeria, on the other hand, the alliance of Islamist parties finishes in last place. Nadi Safir mentions ten key characteristics that have kept Algeria from being directly affected by the revolutionary wave. It is important to remember that Algeria will soon celebrate the anniversary of the Berber Spring: in March and April 1980, long before the Arab Spring, a group of Algerians took to the streets to demand recognition of Berber language and identity. Thirty-three years later, what remains?


MARCH 2013 - Innovation in the Heart of the Prairies

A conference organized by ACFAS-SK and the University of Saskatchewan on March 1 and 2, 2013 in Saskatoon.

Partnership with the CRFM to cover the travel and accommodation costs of students who took part in the Student Lecture Series in the fall of 2012 and who wished to present the same paper at the conference. 

As well, the CRFM and the  Consortium national des formations en santé (CNFS) organized a student roundtable during the conference. The roundtable was entitled “Challenges Faced by Francophone Students in a Minority Setting.” It took place March 2, 2013 in Saskatoon and allowed the following students to share their experience and advice as Francophone students in a minority setting: 

  • Fadila Boutouchent, Université de Moncton, Education
  • Sylvia Ijeoma Madueke, University of Regina, French
  • Naomi Fortier-Fréçon, University of Regina, Education
  • Nesrine Tarchoun, University of Saskatchewan, Agricultural Economics


NOV. 2012 - Student Lecture Series

From November 16 to December 13, 2012, at the Rotonde at the Institut français from noon to 1 p.m. on:  

The CRFM issued a call for proposals in early October 2012 aimed at students affiliated with a Saskatchewan university institution or living in Saskatchewan who wished to present a paper in French. The call attracted strong interest on the part of students and researchers at the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan, and allowed a series of noon-hour student lectures to be held in November-December 2012 in the Rotonde of the Institut français.   

A list of the student lectures organized by the CRFM:

« It hurts! Pain in later life » Michelle Gagnon, University of Regina, November 16, 2012

« Sorry I don’t understand! Teaching history in a French immersion class», Naomi Fortier-Fréçon, University of Regina, November 19, 2012

« Linguistic mechanisms of spoken humour; an analytical approach to the corpus», Dave Lawlor, University of Regina, November 22, 2012

"No Place for a Frenchman": history, law and imagination of the French fact in Western Canada», Dustin McNichol, University of Saskatchewan, November 26, 2012

Organizational change and decision-making processes: A case study of the project to integrate three Francophone entities at the University of Regina ». Abdoulaye Yoh, Simon Fraser University, December 3, 2012

Learning and maintaining French as a second language: A conceptual framework for the comparative analysis of bilingual development models in majority and minority contexts», Fadila Boutouchent, University of Moncton, December 6, 2012

The Canadian Wheat Board (CWB): the transformation of a wheat and barley marketing monopoly into a free market agent.», Nesrine Tarchoun, University of Saskatchewan, December 10, 2012

« L’Africain and Onitsha by J.M.G. Le Clézio: a testimony of escapist writing », Sylvie Ijeoma Madueke, University of Regina, December 13, 2012


MARCH 2012 - Les enjeux de l'immigration

With Bruno Dupeyron, Ph.D.


FEV. 2012 - The Inclusion of Immigrant Students

Institut français, University of Regina, Language institute Building, Rotonde - LI 216

Please note that the videos are only available in French.


MARCH 2011 - Trudeau Fondation Conference

For the video of the conference by Simon Harel Ph.D., please follow these links :

Part 1

Part 2

Please note that the videos are only available in French.



APRIL 2009 - Imaginaires et pratiques linguistiques des francophones en milieu minoritaire

For the video of the conference by Annette Boudreau, please follow these links :

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Please note that the videos are only available in French.


JAN. 2009 - Le français, langue officielle de la Saskatchewan: la cause Caron et ses assises

For the video of the conference by Edmund Aunger, please follow these links :

Part 1

Part 2

Please note that the videos are only available in French.


NOV. 2008 - Identité linguistique et sentiment d'appartenance: une incursion en milieu scolaire anglo-québécois

For the video of the conference by Anne Pilote, please follow these links :

Part 1

Part 2

Please note that the videos are only available in French.


MARCH 2008 - Le Diable dans l'imaginaire de l'Amérique française

For the video of the conference by Jean Duberger, please follow these links :

Part 1

Part 2

Please note that the videos are only available in French.


FEB. 2008 - Identités et actions collectives

For the video of the conference by Rachid Bagaoui, please follow these links :

Part 1

Part 2

Please note that the videos are only available in French.


SEPT. 2007 - Valeurs canadiennes: toile de fond pour un Canada plus inclusif

With Marc Arnal


APRIL 2007 - Le rôle de l'éducation dans un contexte de diversité

For the video of the conference by Diane Guérin-Lajoie, please follow these links :

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Please note that the videos are only available in French.


FEB. 2007 - Comment le vécu minoritaire peut-il influencer la santé?

For the video of the conference by Louise Bouchard and Anne Leis, please follow these links :

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Please note that the videos are only available in French.


OCT. 2006 - Multiculturel et interculturel: des lieux de réflexions critiques pour l'avenir de la francophonie

With Paul Dubé


SEPT. 2006 - Revitalisation des communautés francophones en milieu minoritaire: les principaux défis

With Rodrigue Landry


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