The Metropolis Project hosts its 7th annual national conference, Montreal, Que., March 25–28, 2004. This year’s conference is entitled “Immigration and Integration at the Heart of the Debate: Research Policy and Practice.”
In this opening session on March 25th, speeches are presented by Stephan Reichhold (Table de concertation des organisms au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes), Pierre Lapointe (Institut national de la recherche scientifique), Marcel Tremblay (an advisor for intercultural affairs for the city of Montreal), Alfred Macleod (Citizenship and Immigration Canada), Marc Renaud (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada), John Joos (a youth delegate from the Action Week against Racism), and Nora Bouaziz (a youth delegate from the Action Week against Racism). Howard Duncan (the executive director of the Metropolis Project) and Françoise Armand (the director of Immigration et métropoles) make opening remarks.
Following this, Luis Thenon of Université Laval discusses artistic expressions of immigrant experiences.