Apr 13, 2022

Marie-Chris­tine Ther­rien presents the resilience of pub­lic sys­tems at the Cer­cle de la haute publique du Québec Marie-Christine Therrien presents the resilience of public systems at the Cercle de la haute publique du Québec

The past two years have high­light­ed the impor­tance of the resilience of pub­lic orga­ni­za­tions and sys­tems to ensure col­lec­tive recov­ery in the after­math of crises. In this regard, gov­ern­ment depart­ments and agen­cies have a dual respon­si­bil­i­ty: the orga­ni­za­tion­al respon­si­bil­i­ty to be resilient in main­tain­ing and adapt­ing their work orga­ni­za­tion, oper­a­tions and ser­vices to the pub­lic, and the soci­etal respon­si­bil­i­ty to sup­port the resilience of dif­fer­ent sec­tors of activ­i­ty, includ­ing through the devel­op­ment and adop­tion of renewed pub­lic poli­cies, to ensure the prop­er func­tion­ing of the econ­o­my and soci­ety. In order to present the state of the sci­ence on resilience, Marie-Chris­tine Ther­rien was invit­ed to the Cer­cle de la haute fonc­tion publique du Québec at the end of Feb­ru­ary. She then gave a lec­ture to more than 100 senior offi­cials in Que­bec. The con­fer­ence aimed to answer the fol­low­ing ques­tions. What is a resilient orga­ni­za­tion? What are the key find­ings and lessons learned from cr...

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Feb 2, 2022

Sci­ence in munic­i­pal deci­sion-mak­ing and solu­tions for munic­i­pal­i­ties in post-COVID-19 recovery Science in municipal decision-making and solutions for municipalities in post-COVID-19 recovery

Why and how to mobi­lize sci­ence in munic­i­pal deci­sion-mak­ing? What are the issues, approach­es and pos­si­ble solu­tions for munic­i­pal­i­ties fac­ing post-COVID-19 recov­ery? Cité-ID and the Col­lab­o­ra­toire Uni-Cité answer these ques­tions in two arti­cles pub­lished in the new issue of the mag­a­zine Le Sabli­er of the Asso­ci­a­tion of Direc­tors Gen­er­al of Que­bec Munic­i­pal­i­ties (ADG­MQ). The theme of the lat­est issue of Le Sabli­er is Sci­ence, a tool for munic­i­pal man­age­ment”. These two arti­cles high­light the essen­tial role of munic­i­pal­i­ties in deal­ing with today’s major issues. Find the arti­cles on pages 42 and 49 of the magazine.https://adgmq.qc.ca/…/la-science-outil-de-gestion…/ ...

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Jan 31, 2022

Call for papers on liv­ing labs: tools for transitions Call for papers on living labs: tools for transitions

Geneviève Bar­il, co-direc­tor of Cité-ID, co-orga­nizes the sym­po­sium ” Liv­ing lab­o­ra­to­ries and oth­er labs, tools for tran­si­tions ” to dis­cuss the rel­e­vance of liv­ing labs or oth­er third places that inte­grate mul­ti-stake­hold­er approach­es and users’ needs at the next ACFAS con­gress. The objec­tive of the sym­po­sium is to draw lessons and learn­ings to explore the poten­tial of labs as tools for man­ag­ing tran­si­tions towards a more sus­tain­able and resilient future. The sym­po­sium will take place on May 11 and 12, 2021 as part of the 89th Acfas Con­gress. It is co-orga­nized by Steve Jon­coux, Arnaud Scaillerez, Geneviève Bar­il, Jacques A. De Guise, Danielle Lafontaine, David Gui­mont and Ann-Louise David­son. Sub­mit a pro­pos­al before Feb­ru­ary 10, 2022 by click­ing on the link below, Col­loque ACFAS 637_​Appel à communication.pdf — Google Drive...

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Jan 25, 2022

The rich­ness of a doc­tor­ate in cri­sis management The richness of a doctorate in crisis management

For his PhD, Daniel Fran­coeur was inter­est­ed in the detec­tion of weak sig­nals through his doc­tor­al the­sis: Pre­ven­tion and mit­i­ga­tion of crises based on the attri­bu­tion of mean­ing to weak sig­nals: the dynam­ic orga­ni­za­tion­al capac­i­ty for detec­tion and ampli­fi­ca­tion of weak sig­nals”. His objec­tive: to under­stand how pub­lic orga­ni­za­tions man­age to detect dan­ger signs and pre­vent cer­tain crises and why cer­tain orga­ni­za­tions do not devel­op this capac­i­ty. Daniel Fran­coeur recounts the lessons he learned from his doc­tor­al jour­ney I went look­ing for knowl­edge and also I devel­oped a work­ing method that allows me to be effec­tive and effi­cient in com­plex files. » Watch this exchange between Daniel Fran­coeur and his the­sis direc­tor, Marie-Chris­tine Ther­rien, pro­fes­sor at ENAP and direc­tor of Cité-ID: ...

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Nov 18, 2021

Recov­er­ing col­lec­tive­ly: the case of Que­bec City Recovering collectively: the case of Quebec City

To bet­ter recov­er from a cri­sis, cities must deploy excep­tion­al mea­sures, adopt col­lec­tive approach­es, break down inter­nal silos and strength­en their coor­di­na­tion capac­i­ties. But how are these prac­tices imple­ment­ed and how can they be used to address oth­er col­lec­tive chal­lenges that com­mu­ni­ties face? To answer these ques­tions, the Cité-ID has devel­oped a research project in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the City of Que­bec. The analy­sis will focus on inter­nal and exter­nal recov­ery process­es and prac­tices adopt­ed in the after­math of the Que­bec City mosque attack and COVID-19. To con­sult the details of the research project, click here....

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Nov 16, 2021

The response of dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies to COVID-19 The response of digital technologies to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pan­dem­ic has accel­er­at­ed the dig­i­tal shift in pub­lic health infor­ma­tion sys­tems around the world. How­ev­er, at the start of the pan­dem­ic, Quebec’s pub­lic health infor­ma­tion sys­tems were not pre­pared to respond to a cri­sis like this one. Prob­lems relat­ed to the inte­gra­tion and inter­op­er­abil­i­ty of sys­tems were high­light­ed. The research car­ried out by Cité-ID, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with OBVIA, on the use of dig­i­tal tools by pub­lic health in Que­bec and by region­al offices has made it pos­si­ble to under­stand the com­plex­i­ty of the infor­ma­tion sys­tem of pub­lic health in Que­bec and iden­ti­fy the tech­no­log­i­cal and orga­ni­za­tion­al fac­tors that lim­it and facil­i­tate the resilience of the sys­tem. Due to the weak­ness­es of the pub­lic health infor­ma­tion sys­tem, sev­er­al net­work play­ers have mobi­lized their capac­i­ty for inno­va­tion and adap­ta­tion to bet­ter man­age the cri­sis by devel­op­ing new tools. The inte­gra­tion and con­sol­i­da­tion of these infor­ma­tion sys­tems pose major chal­lenges for the future. ...

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Nov 14, 2021

Social Links and Resilience to COVID-19 Social Links and Resilience to COVID-19

Sev­er­al stud­ies have shown that indi­vid­ual and col­lec­tive resilience fol­low­ing a cri­sis depends to a large extent on the and the qual­i­ty of indi­vid­u­als’ social ties. While social bonds have been weak­ened and trans­formed by the pan­dem­ic, how is it pos­si­ble to pre­serve and strength­en? After an analy­sis of the effects of the pan­dem­ic on social ties in the six bor­oughs of Mon­tréal, researchers from Cité-ID pro­posed to be more con­cerned with the qual­i­ty of social ties in the process of col­lec­tive recov­ery in the face of COVID-19. It is rec­om­mend­ed to inter­vene to break the cycle of iso­la­tion cre­at­ed by the pan­dem­ic for peo­ple who already ben­e­fit from a restrict­ed social net­work. Sec­ond, a strat­e­gy should be devel­oped to avoid a decrease in social cohe­sion due to an increase in dis­trust of young adults and strangers dur­ing the pan­dem­ic. Final­ly, the types of social links must be strength­ened in antic­i­pa­tion of crises, in par­tic­u­lar by strength­en­ing a strong and coor­di­nat­ed social infrastr...

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Nov 10, 2021

Call for sci­en­tif­ic con­tri­bu­tions on city gov­er­nance accord­ing to sus­tain­able devel­op­ment goals Call for scientific contributions on city governance according to sustainable development goals

You are work­ing on the top­ic of man­ag­ing and organ­is­ing smart and liv­able cities Smart and Liv­able Cities”? We invite you to sub­mit a sci­en­tif­ic paper for the next inter­na­tion­al con­fer­ence of the Euro­pean Group for Orga­ni­za­tion­al Stud­ies (EGOS) by 11 Jan­u­ary 2022. The Direc­tor of Cité-ID, Marie-Chris­tine Ther­rien, co-orga­nizes a three-day sci­en­tif­ic pan­el on Smart and Liv­able Cities: Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals in Urban Gov­er­nance and Orga­ni­za­tion” with her col­leagues Karl-Heinz Pogn­er (Copen­hagen Busi­ness School) and Gian­lu­ca Mis­cione (Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Dublin). The sci­en­tif­ic con­fer­ence will take place from 7 to 9 July 2022 at the 38th EGOS Sym­po­sium at the Vien­na Uni­ver­si­ty of Eco­nom­ics and Buisness.For more details, click here....

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Apr 14, 2021

Webi­nar on civ­il security Webinar on civil security

On Feb­ru­ary 10, 2021, Joris Arnaud, a researcher with Cité-ID, joined Irène Clouti­er from the City of Montréal’s Office of Eco­log­i­cal Tran­si­tion and Resilience, and Valérie Lemieux of the Mon­tréal Region­al Pub­lic Health Direc­torate, to offer an ini­tial webi­nar on civ­il secu­ri­ty in a series orga­nized by Quebec’s Min­istry of Pub­lic Secu­ri­ty. The webi­nar explored chal­lenges relat­ed to Montréal’s recov­ery fol­low­ing the Covid-19 pan­dem­ic. Joris Arnaud took the oppor­tu­ni­ty to present pre­lim­i­nary results from Cité-ID’s research on the links between post-cri­sis recov­ery and Montréal’s social fab­ric. The research, con­duct­ed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the ASCQ and the Min­istry of Pub­lic Secu­ri­ty, looked at how the social ties of Mon­treal­ers influ­ence indi­vid­ual and col­lec­tive resilience in the con­text of the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic. Fol­low­ing an approach sim­i­lar to research in Boston and New York City, Cité-ID’s team con­duct­ed a sur­vey with res­i­dents of six Mon­tréal bor­oughs to find out about their social...

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Dec 18, 2020

Becom­ing a Resilient City in the Time of COVID-19 Becoming a Resilient City in the Time of COVID-19

On Decem­ber 9, Marie-Chris­tine Ther­rien was invit­ed to the radio show Je vote pour la sci­ence broad­cast on Radio VM (91.3 FM). Marie-Chris­tine spoke with host Isabelle Bur­gun about the response of Que­bec cities to COVID-19. Is it eas­i­er to adapt when the munic­i­pal­i­ty is less busy ? What is fun­da­men­tal for adap­ta­tion? How can the pub­lic be involved in the changes that need to be made? How do we build a resilient city? To lis­ten again to this seg­ment of the pro­gram https://​bit​.ly/​2​W​qEpo6 Pho­to: Con­fer­ence Resilient cities: new tools for local author­i­ties”, Brus­sels, 2014....

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