Sauvé Forum Series on Social Connectedness and International Development

The Jeanne Sauvé Forum Series on Social Connectedness and International Development was created by Kim Samuel in collaboration with the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation. This ongoing series of lectures explores the root causes of social isolation, along with strategies for building social connectedness and community through policy and program development. The series began in the fall of 2016 with weekly discussions at the historic Jeanne Sauvé House in Montreal covering a variety of topics, from the ongoing refugee crisis to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. The series is also closely linked with Professor Samuel’s fourth-year seminar course on social connectedness at McGill University, the first of its kind. All events are moderated by Kim Samuel, Professor of Practice at McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development; President, The Samuel Family Foundation. 

Rachel Gray, Executive Director of The Stop Community Food Centre speaking at the April 3, 2017 Sauvé Series event

 

RE-LIVE FALL 2017 SERIES EVENTS

 

Sauvé Series Event Addresses Accessibility as a Global Human Right (12/13/2017) - On December 7th, the Fall 2017 Sauvé Series concluded with an event on the visible and invisible barriers to accessibility that still persists for people with disabilities, in spite of national and global legal frameworks.
Sauvé Series Event Promotes Holistic Education (12/4/2017) - On November 27th, the Fall 2017 Sauvé Series continued with an event on creating more connected and holistic classrooms at all levels of education and beyond.
Sauvé Series Event Explores Collective Action on Climate Change (11/27/2017) - On November 20th, the Fall 2017 Sauvé Series continued with an event featuring experts who touched on the importance of collective action on climate change, at both local and global levels.
Sauvé Series Event Promotes Belonging for Older Persons (11/21/2017) - On November 13th, the Fall 2017 Sauvé Series continued with an event focused on identifying innovative and intergenerational pathways to social connectedness for ageing populations featuring experts from both legal and medical fields.
Sauvé Series Event Explores Multidimensional Poverty (11/13/2017) - On November 6th, the Fall 2017 Sauvé Series continued with an event focused on measuring and addressing multidimensional poverty featuring experts from the grassroots and global policy levels.
Sauvé Series Event Challenges Audience to “Re-Think Food” (11/6/2017) - On Oct 30th, the Fall 2017 Sauvé Series continued with an event featuring representatives from organizations dedicated to increasing food access, sustainability and social connectedness.
Sauvé Series Event Addresses Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples (10/30/2017) - On Oct 23rd, the Fall 2017 Sauvé Series continued with an event featuring Indigenous leaders who are driving efforts to build capacity within their communities, grounded in the strengths of their languages, cultures and knowledge.
Sauvé Series Event Promotes Building for Belonging (10/23/2017) - On Oct 16th, the Fall 2017 Sauvé Series continued with an event featuring a group of expert placemakers working at the intersection of architecture, urban planning and community development. Learn more about the strategies they proposed to revitalize the built environment, encourage social interaction and build for belonging.
The Power of Youth: Emerging Leaders Inspire Sauvé Series Audience (10/10/2017) - On Oct 2nd, the Fall 2017 Sauvé Series continued with an event on how youth are leading social change in Canada in its 150th year and lessons for the future. Re-live this inspiring event!
Sauvé Series Event Covers the Media’s Power to Isolate and Connect (10/2/2017) - On Sept 25th, the Fall 2017 Sauvé Series continued with an event on how stories impact our ability to connect with others, and on how the media is informing, and misinforming, populations about shared challenges.
Sauvé Series Event Addresses the Global Refugee Crisis (9/25/2017) - On Sept 18th, the Fall 2017 Sauvé Series kicked off with an event exploring the ongoing struggle for security and belonging of over 65 million refugees and displaced people around the world.