Concert : Lucas Debargue and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra April 12th and 13th

On April 12th and 13th, Lucas Debargue will make his debuts with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, leaded by Andrey Boreyko. 

He started piano pretty late. He is an autodiadact. He stopped piano for three years at 16 years old. At 20, he decided to abandon his literature studies to become a profesional musician. In 2014, he won the 9th Piano Adilia Alieva International contest in Gaillard. His repertoire is composed of russian composers and jazz music. In 2015, made an impression at the Thaïkovski contest of Moscou. 

You can hear some of his work here 

Buy your tickets here

Address :

Roy Thomson Hall

60 Simcoe St
Toronto, ON
M5J 2H5 


The Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World (CEFMF) is proud to welcome Kristin Ross to U of T later this month as its 2016-17 Distinguished Visiting Scholar.


Kristin Ross, Professor of Comparative Literature and French at New York University, is an internationally recognized scholar of modern French and Francophone literature, cultural studies, and social theory.  Her pioneering work on the the complex political and cultural relationships that bound metropolitan France to its overseas colonies, May 68, and the Paris Commune, and on the thought of Jacques Rancière have opened new avenues for critical inquiry and built interdisciplinary bridges between literature, history, social theory and cultural studies.  Her numerous publications include: The Emergence of Social Space: Rimbaud and the Paris Commune (1988), Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture (1995) (winner of the Critic’s Choice Award and the Lawrence Wylie Award for French Cultural Studies); May 68 and its Afterlives (2002), and Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune (2015).  Professor Ross has won numerous awards and fellowships including John Simon Guggenheim, National Endowment of the Humanities, and Institute for Advanced Studies fellowships.
During her stay, Professor Ross will deliver the followign lecture at the University of Toronto:“Writing the Commune:  The Lived and the Conceived”


Wednesday 22 March 2017
Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place


Registration required – register here 


The francophone library La Mosaïque presents a lecture "Sugar : Truths and consequences"

Tuesday, March 28th at 6:30pm.


For decades, scientists have shown that regular sugar overconsumption seriously damages health, including the development of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity. But these data have remained in the shadow of the general public. In recent years, however, new studies have been done and came up with the same conclusions. And the sugar industry now has a hard time passing these results in silence. The time for transparency has come. Through the history of sugar, Catherine Lefebvre invites us to become aware of the omnipresence of sugar in the food supply, but also of its environmental and human impact.


Catherine Lefebvre is a nutritionist, speaker and food and travel writer. She regularly collaborates with a number of media outlets, including a weekly nutrition segment on the French radio program, Y a pas deux matins pareils, on ICI Radio-Canada Première.

The Koerner Hall presents Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien

March 31st attend an exceptional concert at the Koerner Hall. Performance by Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien. 

“The immediacy and honesty of Ibragimova’s playing has the curious ability to collapse any sense of distance between performer and listener.” (The Guardian)
She was the recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award, the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, the Classical BRIT Young Performer of the Year Award, and was a member of the BBC New Generation Artists Scheme. She and pianist Cédric Tiberghien will perform sonatas by Bach, Brahms, and Schumann, as well as Six Melodies by John Cage.


Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017 
Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100 
John Cage: Six Melodies
Robert Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 121

At 7:15pm there will be a pre-concert chat with Rick Phillips. Pre-concert chat is sponsored by Worldwide Quest. 

Koerner Hall : 273 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6

Graduate students from Glendon need your help !

The graduate students of the School of Translation at Glendon College, York University, would like to request funding for the eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference in Translation Studies, to be held on March 18, 2017 at Glendon, York University, Toronto. The conference is entitled "Translation and the Border: Crossing, Conflict, and Creation".

Thanks to technological advancements, mass migration, and the process of globalization, the exchange of ideas and knowledge have increased within and across cultural and linguistic boundaries. Translators and interpreters cross over borders between cultures and deal with power imbalances as facilitators. The border and Translation Studies are crucial today because they are both related to the notions of contact and movement. Border is no longer an exclusively geographical notion, and Translation Studies is not anymore grounded in a solely text-bound approach. Consequently, the purpose of this event is to explore and exchange about ideas triggered by the concept of border through the lenses of Translation Studies.

This international multilingual (English, French, and Spanish) event will include an opening address by this year’s keynote speaker, Professor Cecilia Wadensjö from the Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Stockholm University, a series of individual 20-minute presentations by graduate students from Canada and around the world, and a closing panel featuring professors specializing and professionals working in translation, interpretation and related fields. More information about the conference can be found at the website:

Based on the figures of last year’s graduate conference in Translation Studies we anticipate attendance numbers of about 100 people. We have circulated the Call for Papers in the English, French and Spanish languages as widely as possible, and have already received proposals from Canada and abroad. We expect submissions from graduate students not only in Translation Studies, but also from other disciplines intersecting with translation, such as cultural studies, film studies, comparative literature, linguistics, international relations, area studies, social studies, etc.

The translation programs at Glendon College consistently produce a cadre of dedicated and highly skilled interpreters and translators who make a significant contribution to the business world. Your continued support of Glendon’s translation conferences has contributed greatly to its success. Should you decide to contribute to our conference once again, you will be supporting academic excellence and innovation in graduate education and research in Translation Studies with direct impact on the corporate sector, both local and global.

We gladly welcome all contributions. In appreciation for your support, we will thank you during the opening remarks and during the reception, and we will include your name on the conference poster as well as in the program. 

We look forward to hearing from you about your potential sponsorship. If you have any questions or concerns about the conference, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Trillium's 30th literacy award anniversary

Join us to celebrate the upcoming 30th Anniversary 
of the Trillium Book Award

Author Reading by Previous Winners 
Monday, March 27, 2017
Doors open 6:30 p.m.; Readings begin at 7:00 p.m.

Spadina Theatre, Alliance Française de Toronto
24 Spadina Road
Toronto, ON M5R 2S7

For more information on participating authors and
other readings taking place, visit


*Lectures in french

Theatre La Tangente & Théâtre français Toronto present "Un quai entre deux mondes"

"A shore between two worlds" written by Alain Doom. 

 Playback by Alain Doom
Interpretation : Louise Naubert & Pierre Simpson
Dramaturgic board : Joël Beddows

"A shore between two worlds" is a psychologic and oneiric play in which a man and a woman will see their daily life shaken when fear will knock at the door. The author will transport us in a obsessive universe where level of conscience mix with the fear of reliving always the same nightmare, which will be keep starting over. 

 Comedian and drama author, Alain Doom is the Theatre program of Laurentian University of Sudbury director. His first play, "A neurinoma on a swing" was published at Prise de Parole. It was presented in Ottawa, Montreal, Sudbury and Toronto. Recently he has been playing in " From the seed to the crack" by Patrice Desbiens at New Ontario Theatre. This play played at Théâtre français Toronto was touring during 5 years through Quebec, Ontario and Alberta. 


When ? Saturday, February 4th at 8pm. 

Where ? Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Road Toronto (Ontario) M5R 2S7


Free admission


This reading-show is a co-production of Theatre la Tangente and TFT, presented in collaboration with Laurentian University of Sudbury and Alliance francaise Toronto.