On Tuesday, October 3, 2023, the book “L'Université à l'épreuve du temps. Modèles du Québec et d'ailleurs” has been launched. This book written by Louis Maheu, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology at the Université de Montréal, researcher and Fellow CIRANO.
A widespread reading of the Quebec university sees an institution that has long been sclerotic. It was not until the late 1960s that the reforms to the Parent commission would have galvanized it. But the data show that it had changed long before. Today’s university is a crucial player in our societies and an institution at risk of slippage, and some believe it is at risk. Others openly consider him a corporatist. However, there is no doubt about its ability to maintain its fundamental missions in teaching and research, both here and elsewhere.
In this book, the author demonstrates how the university is resilient in the 20th century and discusses its current challenges.
The conference was followed by a cocktail in the presence of the author.
This event has been held in French.