Good news for SPAM!

We’re delighted to announce that the SPAM Centre will be an official 2017/18 working group of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture (CISSC) at Concordia. It’s not just an honour for us to join a long list of exciting working groups past and present; there’s also some money involved! So we’ll be able … More Good news for SPAM!

Sylvain Lavoie on pet cremation

On March 20, Sylvain Lavoie gave a fascinating presentation on the burgeoning practice of pet cremation. In his paper, “Rising from the Ashes [Like Humans]: Pet Cremation in Quebec,” Sylvain, a PhD Candidate in the PhD Humanities program at Concordia and a founding member of SPAM, situates pet cremation in a longer history of cremation and death rituals, revealing the political … More Sylvain Lavoie on pet cremation