Ryerson University

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Jean-Paul Boudreau serves as president and vice-chancellor of Mount Allison University. During his time at Ryerson University, Dr. Boudreau served as chair of Psychology from 2003 to 2011, as dean of Arts from 2011 to 2016, and as special advisor and executive lead of social innovation from 2016 to 2018. A champion of innovation and entrepreneurial education, Dr. Boudreau and his team envisioned and launched Ryerson’s first social innovation incubator, the Social Ventures Zone, in 2014. In partnership with the office of Community Engagement, he also launched the ShapeLab, an experiential learning opportunity for students to co-create innovative solutions to Toronto’s pressing urban issues. In May 2018, Dr. Boudreau was appointed to the national Mitacs Research Council (MRC) for a three-year term. He holds a PhD from Tufts University in Boston (1997), and is a professor of Psychology and a fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association. He is one of the longest serving research associates at the MLC, and the MLC is grateful for his counseling on hiring, governance, and research mobilization initiatives.

The Great War in Literature and Visual Culture

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The Great War in Literature and Visual Culture

Amid the unprecedented social change of World War I, women renegotiated their identities by dramatically changing the way they engaged with the arts. But how did they do so? And how did everyday citizens engage with the war?

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

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Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, considered by many to be the mother of Dada, was a daringly innovative poet and an early creator of junk sculpture. “The Baroness” was best known for her sexually charged, often controversial performances.

Modernism in the World

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Modernism in the World

Recent research has departed from the Euro-centric and national view of Modernism to include approaches and methods studying Modernism across national boundaries and across different art forms to include fashion, dance, performance, technology, and visual culture.

Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Lucy Maud Montgomery

L.M. Montgomery is perhaps Canada's most important literary export. She was prolific writer of over 500 short stories and poems, and twenty novels, including the beloved Anne of Green Gables.

Canadian Modernism

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Canadian Modernism

The works of numerous Canadian authors who lived during the modernist era may well constitute the most central and experimental articulation of Canadian modernism in prose, allowing authors to stage cross-cultural, controversial, and even conflicted identities.

Modernist Biography and Life Writing

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Modernist Biography and Life Writing

Life writing, including autobiographical accounts, diaries, letters and testimonials written or told by women and men whose political, literary or philosophical purposes are central to their lives, has become a standard tool for communication and the dissemination of information.