The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is an annual gathering of scholars, students, policymakers and practitioners to exchange ideas and nurture groundbreaking research. This year’s Congress is being held at Concordia University in Montreal, with “connected understanding” as its overriding theme.

Hugues Théorêt is a historian and independent researcher. His lecture, “Irma Levasseur: Femme Médecin Tombée Dans L’Oubli” explores the accomplishments of the first French-Canadian woman allowed to practice medicine in Canada. As Théorêt asserts, however, Levasseur has received considerably less recognition than she deserves for her many contributions to the field (including co-founding Montreal’s Hôpital Ste-Justine).

This lecture was recorded by Yuxi Chen.

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