Who are we/Qui sommes-nous?

 

The Organizing Committee / Le comité organisateur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. David Bourgeois Department of Psychology 

Member of the Conference

Organizing Committee

Dr. Jean-Jacques Defert 

Department of Modern Languages and Classics 

Member of the Conference

Organizing Committee

Dr. Jean Ramdé

Faculty of Education

Université Laval

Member of the Conference

Organizing Committee

L’université Saint Mary’s est située au cœur de la ville d’Halifax, capitale de la province de la Nouvelle-Écosse au Canada. Saint Mary est aujourd’hui une université publique moderne et urbaine qui compte plus de 7,100 étudiants à temps partiel et à temps complet d’origines culturelles très diversifiées.  Notre engagement à faire de nos étudiants des citoyens du monde est reflété dans la composition internationale de la population étudiante de Saint Mary’s représentant 30% de la population totale des étudiants et venant de plus de 100 pays à travers le monde. L’Université Saint Mary’s compte également 40,000 anciens étudiants dans près de 140 pays et entretient des partenariats avec un grand nombre d’institutions à travers le monde.

L’université s’engage à renforcer sa réputation internationale grâce à l’excellence dans la recherche, dans l’éducation et dans la mise en place de partenariats stratégiques. L’Université considère son engagement au niveau local, national et international comme une part importante de son orientation interdisciplinaire.

Saint Mary's University is located in the heart of the city of Halifax, the capital of the province of Nova Scotia in Canada. Saint Mary’s today is a modern, urban, public university with more than 7,100 full and part-time students and a strong reputation for diversity. Our commitment to educating citizens of the world is reflected in the international make-up of our student body, representing 30% of the total population of students from more than 100 countries, and in our 40,000 alumni in more than 140 countries. Saint Mary's also maintains numerous partnerships with institutions around the world.

The University is committed to strengthening its international reputation through excellence in research, education, and the formation of strategic partnerships. The University also sees engagement with the local, national, and international community as an important part of our interdisciplinary focus.

The Intercultural Studies Program / Le programme en études interculturelles

La Faculté de Arts reconnait la complexité de l’internationalisation, tant au niveau de l’expérience des étudiants que comme phénomène mondial ce qui se reflète dans ses programmes et dans sa vie étudiante. Dans une économie mondialisée, les étudiants ont besoin de langues, de connaissances historiques, d’une sensibilité culturelle et de compétences analytiques pour réussir. Nous faisons la promotion de la sensibilité interculturelle à travers l’analyse des diverses traditions et croyances dans le monde. Nous apportons à nos étudiants des bases solides pour la critique sociale et l’analyse interculturelle, ainsi que des opportunités pour leur développement personnel et professionnel ici et à l’étranger. Nous voulons que nos étudiants soient des citoyens du monde informés et sensibles, apprenant des autres cultures, des périodes de l’histoire et de leurs propres communautés.

L’Université Saint Mary’s va lancer son baccalauréat en Études interculturelles en 2018.

Le programme en études interculturelles est un programme interdisciplinaire articulé autour de quatre cours fondamentaux :

  • Première année : Communication interculturelle

  • Deuxième année : Subjectivités coloniales et postcoloniales

  • Troisième année : la psychologie interculturelle

  • Quatrième année : Études Interculturelles Appliquées

Les étudiants devront également suivre des cours complémentaires qu’ils choisiront parmi une liste de cours organisés en 4 thèmes :

  • Défis interculturels dans un contexte global

  • Identités et communautés

  • Perspectives historiques sur les représentations culturelles

  • Langue et pouvoir

The Faculty of Arts recognizes the complexity of internationalization, both as student experience and global phenomenon, and address it in curriculum and in campus life.  In a globalized economy, students need languages, historical perspective, cultural awareness, and keen analytical skills to prosper. We promote intercultural awareness through analysis of the world’s diverse traditions and faiths. We provide the foundations for intercultural analysis and social critique, as well as personal and professional development at home and abroad. We want our students to be informed and compassionate global citizens, learning from other cultures and historical periods as well as their own localities.

Saint Mary’s will be launching its B.A. in Intercultural Studies in 2018.

 

The Intercultural Studies program (ICST) is an interdisciplinary program structured around four core courses:

  • 1st year: Intercultural Communication

  • 2nd year: Colonial and Postcolonial Subjectivities

  • 3rd year: Cross-Cultural Psychology

  • 4th year: Applied Intercultural Studies

 

Students will also be asked to take complementary courses from a list of accredited courses divided into four overarching themes:

  • Intercultural Issues in Global Context

  • Communities and Identities

  • Historical Perspectives on Cultural Representations

  • Language and Power

Divesh Isuri

ICST Program Assistant

Department of Psychology - Saint Mary's University

 

With 22 full-time and over 30 part-time faculty members, the Psychology Department is one of the largest in the University, offering a broad range of well-subscribed courses and programs designed to meet the needs of students from a variety of backgrounds and with varying degrees of interest in psychology.

Its curriculum represents both the natural science and social science elements of this diverse and exciting field.

At the undergraduate level, it offers an area of concentration for the general Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees, a major and honours for both Bachelor of Arts and Science degrees, a minor program for students enrolled in BA, BSc and Bachelor of Commerce programs, and a co-operative (work/study) education track for majors. The Psychology Department also offers a certificate in Human Resource Management that students may complete in conjunction with their major or honours programs.

At the graduate level, it offers a program of study leading to the Master of Science degree in applied psychology (Industrial/Organizational Psychology or Forensic Psychology) and a Doctor of Psychology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. In addition, several faculty train graduate students through the Faculty of Science’s Master of Applied Science program (e.g., in neuropsychology).

 

Department of Modern Languages and Classics - Saint Mary's University

 

The Department of Modern Languages and Classics offers language courses in Chinese, French, German, Classical Greek, Japanese, Latin, and Spanish, as well as courses on the cultures of Germany, the Francophone world, Latin America, and Classical Antiquity.

The Department’s faculty members have expertise in the study of Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish and Hispanic culture and pedagogy, as well as the study of Classical art, archaeology, and social history. Current faculty research includes dystopian literature, French nouveau roman, popular Quebec literature, travel literature, Roman archaeology, French pedagogy, linguistics, and Greek art.

 

Here are our programmes and fields:

  • Chinese: concentration

  • Classics: concentration, minor and major

  • French: concentration, certificate of proficiency, minor, major, honours

  • German: certificate, minor

  • Intercultural Studies: minor, major (forthcoming: official launch Fall 2018)

  • Japanese: concentration

  • Spanish: concentration, minor, major, and minor in Latin American Studies
     

Our Department also has a long history of preparing French majors for French language instruction and a large number of our graduates have gone on to teach French at schools throughout Canada. Similarly, many Commerce, International Development Studies, History, and Political Science majors have enrolled in our courses over the years to receive essential training in languages to enhance their chances of employment or acceptance to graduate studies programs.

The Department also offers many Study Abroad opportunities around the world, including in Angers, Mexico City, Kassel, Freiburg, Giessen, Italy, and at many universities in Japan and China. These programs and field schools present students with an invaluable opportunity to engage intensively in language acquisition while living among native speakers, to experience international cultures first-hand, and to engage in hands-on, living learning.

Saint Mary's University, 923 Robie Street

Halifax, NS B3H 3C3 

Email: icst@smu.ca
Tel: 902-420-5810

Fax: 123-456-7890

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