CONVERGENCE: A Journal of Undergraduate & Community Research

Convergence is a community and undergraduate research journal, highlighting contributions to social justice research and art. Convergence features research from the Community-University Research Exchange (CURE), the Study In Action conference, as well as Art In Action. This year marks the publication of the third volume of Convergence. You can view the entire content of Convergence online at:

The contents of this year’s Convergence is also highlighted below. You can get a copy of the journal at any of the following locations:
QPIRG Concordia
1500 de Maisonneuve West, #204
wheelchair accessible
Monday-Thursday, 12-6pm

3647 University, 3rd floor
Monday-Friday 12-6pm

Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore
2150 Bishop Street
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm

About CURE: The Community-University Research Exchange (CURE) facilitates research collaborations between grassroots community groups and university students. CURE is a core project of QPIRG Concordia & McGill, and has existed since 2007. There are over 75 community group projects listed in the CURE datebase. Info:
About STUDY IN ACTION: Study in Action is an undergraduate conference designed to link students and community activism. The conference is a space for undergraduate students to present research, develop greater knowledge of social and environmental issues and build ties with community organizations. Info:
About ART IN ACTION: Art In Action highlights creative student and community contributions related to social and environmental justice issues through diverse mediums including: drawing, painting, photography, performance, film & video, installation, music, spoken word, zine, collage, water colour, poster, and print. Info:
Convergence, CURE and Study In Action are core projects of both QPIRG Concordia & QPIRG McGill.
info: 514-848-7585 – –


* Music education as a tool in preserving dominant Canadian culture
by Jillian Sudayan, Music Education undergraduate student at McGill University
* Examining the increasing rates of homelessness amongst Inuit women within Montreal
by Carly Seltzer, Simone de Beauvoir Institute undergraduate student at Concordia University
* Consultation as cooption: the case of Shaughnessy Village
by Kelly Pennington, Urban Planning undergraduate student at Concordia University
* University of the Streets Cafe
by Sarine Makdessian, student at Concordia University
* Disability and the militarization of urban spaces: Configuring radical accessibility and communities of support in contexts of war
by Al Blair, student at McGill University
* Montreal: A people’s present: abc poster series
by Al Blair, presented at Art In Action
* Good Hair Zine
by Sheryl-Ann Simpson, presented at Art In Action
* Opium Dreams
By Emily Yee Clare and Ryan Kai Cheng Thom, presented at Art In Action
* The Language of pain; part one: pain as a noun
By Simone Lucas, student at McGill University
* The Language of pain; part two: pain as a verb and as a narrative
By Eve Sanders, presented at Study in Action
* Unbounded embodiment vs. containment and control: a critical analysis of fatphobia
By Andrea Debruijn, Studio Arts and Sexuality Studies undergraduate student at Concordia University
* Police brutality: A testimonial; Police brutality: misconduct and the marginalized
By Julie Matson, Justice for the Victims of Police Killings
* Parole sans parole, the prequel: the vulture (a play)
By the Termite Collective, a working group of QPIRG Concordia
* Self-referred: a Quebec trans health survival guide (excerpts)
By Action Santé Travesties et Transsexuelles du Québec
* Développer les études trans dans la francophonie : présentation de quelques résultats et enjeux issus de deux recherches utiles aux communautés trans
Par Mickael Chacha Enriquez, Billy Hébert, Line Chamberland et Jean Dumas, présenté à Études en action
Convergence is a core project of both QPIRG Concordia & QPIRG McGill.
info: 514-848-7585 – –