Research Centre (CRFM)

The Centre canadien de recherche sur les francophonies en milieu minoritaire (CRFM) at La Cité universitaire francophone, using a multidisciplinary and interinstitutional approach, directs a research program that focuses primarily on the experience of the Fransaskois community while being open to the experience of other Canadian and international Francophone communities seeking to assert their role in a minority environment.

The centre also fosters research that allows for a comparison of the Francophone experience with that of other ethno-cultural minority groups.

The CRFM is committed to a process of university-community engagement. 

► See the CRFM's brochure.

 

CRFM Mandate

The CRFM is a research centre whose work takes place in the context of a pioneering approach of interinstitutional and multidisciplinary university-community engagement.

The CRFM develops a research program that focuses primarily on the experience of the Fransaskois community while being open to the experience of other Canadian and international Francophone communities seeking to flourish in a minority environment.

The CRFM also encourages research that allows for a comparison of the Francophone experience with that of other groups in minority environments, as well as research that fosters an understanding of the relationships of the Fransaskois community and the communities with which it interacts. 

CRFM Advisory Board

The CRFM advisory board has the overall responsibility to see that the research centre’s mandate is  respected, to ensure the overall integrity of its academic and administrative processes, and to recommend to the administration priority areas with respect to research. As of May 1, 2018, the members of the advisory board are:  

 

Emmanuel Aïto, PhD
Director, La Cité universitaire francophone

Jérôme Melançon, PhD
Director, CRFM

Céline Magnon
Chair, French and Francophone Intercultural Studies Program

Laurie Carlson-Berg, PhD
Director, Baccalauréat en éducation française

Representative to be announced
Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise (ACF), community representative

James Daschuk, PhD
Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies

Stella Spriet, Ph.D. 
Professor, Department of Languages, Literature and Cultural Studies, University of Saskatchewan

Janique Dubois, PhD
Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa

CRFM Members

Members contribute to the CRFM’s outreach and actively conduct research in and on Francophone minority communities. They also take part in CRFM activities. Members devote part of their research to one or more of the CRFM’s key focuses.  

 

CRFM members (as of May 1, 2018)

CRFM members are graduate students, professors or researchers at the University of Regina with an interest in issues prioritized by the CRFM. Members take part in making certain decisions related to the CRFM’s collective research projects and the role that the centre plays in the community. As of May 1, 2018, the members of the CRFM are:

  • Aïto, Emmanuel

Director of La Cité universitaire francophone; Associate professor, French and Francophone Intercultural Studies program
Language, socialization and learning

  • Akinpelu, Michael

Assistant professor, French and Francophone Intercultural Studies program, La Cité universitaire francophone
Language, socialization and learning; Cultural and national inclusion and differentiation

  • Boutouchent, Fadila

Assistant professor, Baccalauréat en éducation program, Faculty of Education 
Cultural and national inclusion and differentiation

  • Carlson Berg, Laurie

Director, Bac en Éducation, Full professor, Baccalauréat en éducation program, Faculty of Education
Cultural and national inclusion and differentiation; Language, socialization and learning

  • Clermont-Pierre, Sandra

Instructor, Bilingual nursing program, Faculty of Nursing
Community engagement and development

  • Egbule, Mary-Jennifer

Graduate of the Master’s program in French and Francophone Intercultural Studies, La Cité universitaire francophone
Francophone immigration to Saskatchewan

  • Melançon, Jérôme

Assistant professor, French and Francophone Intercultural Studies program, La Cité universitaire francophone; Director, CRFM
Cultural and national inclusion and differentiation; Community engagement and development

  • Mvumbi Mambu, Léonie

Assistant professor, Bilingual nursing program, Faculty of Nursing
Community engagement and development, Cultural and national inclusion and differentiation

  • Nzunguba, Ibio

Sessional instructor, French and Francophone Intercultural Studies program, La Cité universitaire francophone
Language, socialization and learning; Transmission and expansion of heritage

  • Petty, Sheila

Full professor, Department of Film, Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance
Transmission and expansion of heritage; Cultural and national inclusion and differentiation

  • Phipps, Heather

Assistant professor, Baccalauréat en éducation program, Faculty of Education
Language, socialization and learning; Transmission and expansion of heritage

  • Poplyansky, Michael

Lecturer, French and Francophone Intercultural Studies program, La Cité universitaire francophone
Transmission and expansion of heritage

  • Schroeter, Sara

Assistant professor, Arts education, Faculty of Education
Language, socialization and learning; Cultural and national inclusion and differentiation

  • Thibeault, Joël

Assistant professor, Baccalauréat en éducation program, Faculty of Education
Language, socialization and learning

  • Yoh, Abdoulaye

Director, Administration and finance, La Cité universitaire francophone
Community engagement and development

 

CRFM associate members (as of May 1, 2018)

Graduate students, professors or teachers from another university, or community members active in research, conducting research on issues prioritized by the CRFM and occasionally participating in CRFM activities. As of May 1, 2018, the associate members of the CRFM are:

  • Boissonneault, Julie

Full professor, Department of French Studies, Laurentian University
Transmission and expansion of heritage; Language, socialization and learning; Community engagement and development

  • Bouchamma, Yamina

Full professor, Faculty of Education, Université Laval
Cultural and national inclusion and differentiation

  • Bowker, Lynne

Full professor, School of Translation and Interpretation, University of Ottawa
Language, socialization and learning

  • Cardinal, Linda

Full professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa, and Research Chair in Canadian Francophonie and Public Policies
Engagement

  • Gallant, Nicole

Full professor, Centre d'urbanisation, Culture et Société, Institut national de recherche scientifique
Cultural and national inclusion and differentiation

  • Heller, Monica

Full professor, Department of Social Justice Education, University of Toronto, and Director, Centre de recherches en éducation franco-ontarienne (CREFO)
Cultural and national inclusion and differentiation

  • Landry, Michelle

Full professor, Administration, Arts and Humanities Sector, Université de Moncton
Community engagement and development

  • Léger, Catherine

Associate professor, Faculty of Humanities, University of Victoria
Acadian French and varieties of minority French

  • Léger, Rémi

Assistant professor, Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University
Community engagement and development

  • Martel, Marcel

Full professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University; Holder of the Avie Bennett Historica Canada Chair in Canadian History; Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

  • Simard, Majella

Full professor, Department of History and Geography, Université de Moncton
Community engagement and development; Canadian Francophonie, language rights and governance

 

Community researchers (as of May 1, 2018)

  • Bonetto, Estelle

Professional translator and editor (member of the Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council and the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Saskatchewan)
Transmission and expansion of heritage; Language, socialization and learning

  • Chartier, Alexandre

Managing director, La Société historique de la Saskatchewan
Transmission and expansion of heritage; Cultural and national inclusion and differentiation; Community engagement and development

  • Galophe, Marie

Coordinator, Réseau en immigration francophone de la Saskatchewan

  • Gareau, Laurier

President, Les Éditions de la nouvelle plume
Saskatchewan history and Francophonie

  • Proulx-Kenzle, Francine

Project manager, Bilingual Bachelor of Nursing program, La Cité universitaire francophone
Cultural and national inclusion and differentiation; Community engagement and development

Visual Identity

In 2018, the CRFM adopted a striking new logo to increase its visibility within the university and community spheres. The new logo retains the colours of La Cité to signify its belonging, while adding its own mark:

  • the R symbolizes research; 
  • the left-pointing arrow symbolizes openness and the multiple paths that research can take;
  • the colour variations of the R represent the interconnectedness of the university and community spheres;
  • the R in CRFM and the word “francophonies" are in red to accentuate the very essence of the CRFM.

► See the CRFM’s visual identity guide.

► For a high definition version of the CRFM’s logo, please contact communications.cite@uregina.ca.

 


Information: 
  CRFM de La Cité universitaire francophone
   crfm.cite@uregina.ca | 306.337.3273