Canadian network for research on terrorism, security and society

Canadian network for research on terrorism, security and society

our three primary objectives


To foster communication and collaboration between academic researchers in multiple disciplines


To facilitate the interaction and collaboration of researchers and policy officials


To help cultivate a new and larger generation of scholars interested in these fields of study

most recent Publications


TERRORISM AND THE TERRORIZED: How the ‘Terrorism’ Label is Informed and Applied to a Violent Attack in Canada

SUMMARY •The threat posed by al Qaeda, Daesh, and those inspired by their ideologies, has framed the way Canada has understood and labelled terrorism for…

2020 Research Report

No Country for a Returning Foreign Fighter? More Reasons for Repatriating Canadian IS Member in Custody

What should the Canadian government do about returning extremist travellers who have been involved with the so-called Islamic State (IS)? Should the government develop a…

Working Paper Title 2020

Preparing Professionals to Dialogue about Extremism and Radicalization: A look at the ERC programs at McGill University and University of Quebec in Montreal

Historically, extremist groups from religious and far-right organizations have been active across Canada. In the last few years, the situation in Quebec has been particularly…

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