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Organization of the 37th Congress of the Québec Society of Criminology with the UNESCO Chair in Applied Research for Education in Prison from October 28 to 30, 2015

Criminology and education come together for the first time in Québec as part of the Biennial Congress of the Québec Society of Criminology with the UNESCO Chair

To register, click here (form only in French):

http://www.societecrimino.qc.ca/pdf/congres-15-ins.pdf

On May 23, 2014, Mr. Jean-Pierre Miron (holder of the UNESCO Chair in Applied Research for Education in Prison), Mr. Paul Bélanger (president of the scientific committee for the UNESCO Chair), and Mr. Jean-Pierre Simoneau (director of operations for the UNESCO Chair) met, on the invitation of the Québec Society of Criminology (QSC), the members of the consulting committee for the QSC to present the UNESCO Chair, its mission, its objectives, and its activities.

After this meeting, the QSC’s administrative council agreed to invite the UNESCO Chair to collaborate with the Québec Society of Criminology in the joint organization of the 37th Congress, which will take place at the Centre des Congrès du Château Mont-Sainte-Anne in the region of Québec, from October 28 to 30, 2015. The theme of this Congress is For an Enlightened Justice and a Successful Social Integration. Education and Criminology: Putting Ideas into Action. This will be an occasion for researchers, teachers, practitioners, administrators, criminologists, political decision-makers, etc. to exchange ideas on their respective research and practices.

The UNESCO Chair would like to invite international scientific researchers and other collaborators to participate in the Congress as their research and practices will contribute greatly to the event. It will also present the results of its recent exploratory research, a working portrait of education in the detention centres in the provincial jurisdiction, as requested by the following three ministries: the ministère de la Sécurité publique (MSP), the ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS), and the ministère de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale (MESS).

Many preparatory meetings have already taken place, and many others will be held to make sure that the organization of the October 2015 Congress goes well. The members of the organizing committee are:

Mr. Patrick Altimas, general director, Québec Association of Social Rehabilitation Services // Ms. Johanne Beausoleil, associate deputy minister, Direction générale des services correctionnels // Mr. Paul Bélanger, president of the scientific committee, UNESCO Chair in Applied Research for Education in Prison // Ms. Valérie B. Landry, head of communications and services to members, Québec Society of Criminology // Ms. Jacqueline Comeau, provincial coordinator, educational services in federal prisons, Seignerie-des-Mille-Îles Board of Education // Ms. Nicole Cabana, executive counsellor, Readaptation Sector -LSJPA, Québec Association of Youth Centres // Ms. Eugénie Chouinard, research officer, Direction générale des services correctionnels, direction de la sécurité, ministère de la Sécurité publique // Ms. Marie-Marthe Cousineau, president, Québec Society of Criminology // Ms. Marie-France Loiselle, retired volunteer // Ms. Nancy Massicotte, acting executive director, Correctional Service Canada, Archambault Establishment – Regional Centre for Mental Health (RCMH) // Mr. Jean-Pierre Miron, holder of the UNESCO Chair in Applied Research for Education in Prison // Ms. Maryse Paré, coordinator, consulting committee legislated adult clientele // Ms. Caroline Savard, director general, Québec Society of Criminology // Ms. Hélene Simon, retired volunteer // Mr. Jean-Pierre Simoneau, director of operations, UNESCO Chair in Applied Research for Education in Prison.


For more information, go to the websites of the Québec Society of Criminology http://www.societecrimino.qc.ca/ (in French only) and the UNESCO Chair in Applied Research for Education in Prison http://www.cmv-educare.com/en/