Prof. Lorenz Lüthi on "Poland and the two German states, late 1940s to mid-1970s"

January 30, 2020

Prof. Lüthi's talk is organized by the Polish Institute together with McGill University's Department of History and Classical Studies. Location: Chapelle Saint-Louis (4230 Drolet). Time: 6 PM.

Prof. Daniel Pratt on "Olga Tokarczuk, memory, and history"

November 21, 2019

Prof. Daniel Pratt (Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, McGill University) will give a talk in honor of Olga Tokarczuk, laureate of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature. Location: Polish Institute (4220 Drolet). Time: 6 PM.

"Slavic Vibrations" at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste

November 16, 2019

Chamber music concert in celebration of Polish National Independence Day. Justyna Gabzdy (piano), Pawel Blaszkowski (violin), Olga Mizyuk (cello), Ella Wilhelm (soprano), and Joao Catalalo (percussion) will perform works by Polish composers: Chopin, Malawski, Szymanowski, Moniuszko, Furmanik-Cejewska. Location: Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste (309, Rachel E.), at 7PM.

KinoPolska Québec Film Series at Cinémathèque: Journeys

August 03, 2019

On Saturday August 3rd from 3pm-6pm, the first edition of the KinoPolska film series will showcase two films by Polish-Quebec filmmakers: "Ojcu" (To My Father) by Liliana Komorowska and Diana Skaya, and "Memory Is Our Homeland" by Jonathan Kolodziej Durand. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers. The event is organized by Polski Piknik and the Polish Institute.

Chamber music: Chopin and Manuel de Falla

January 30, 2019

Chamber music concert at 7 PM at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland (3501, avenue du Musée): sonata for cello and piano in g minor Op. 65 by Fryderyk Chopin, and a selection from Manuel de Falla's Canciones populares españolas.

Concert "Hommage à Penderecki"

November 15, 2018

This concert, performed by Orchestre21 and soloist Justyna Gabzdyl, is in honor of 100 years of Polish independence and the 85th birthday of the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. Maestro Paollo Bellomia will showcase the results of his research at Université de Montréal: a system of sensors that allows for the creation of live projections based on the conductor's movements. Salle Claude Champagne (220, avenue Vincent d'Indy), at 7:30 PM.

"B jak Batory" project presentation

April 15, 2018

The "B jak Batory" project gathers artifacts and recollections related to the history of the Polish ocean liner MS Batory. The authors of the project, Barbara Caillot Dubus and Aleksandra Karkowska, will present their key findings, and welcome any information members of the audience might have to contribute.

Launch of Ewa Stachniak's book "Bogini tańca"

April 14, 2018

The launch of Ewa Stachniak's book "Bogini tańca" will take place at at the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences (4220 Drolet). The book is a biography of Bronisława Niżyńska, sister of the famous dancer and choreographer Wacław Niżyński. For more information :

Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

March 29, 2018

McGill Polish Students’ Association invites you to its first Multidisciplinary Research Symposium at the Polish Institute of Arts and Science (4220 Drolet). The conference will consist of short 5 minute presentations in English or in French about research projects conducted by student members of the Polish community from various fields such as music, biology, pharmacology, linguistics, and Russian literature.

Meeting with the Polish Institute of National Remembrance (IPN)

March 22, 2018

Meeting with the Director of the Polish Institute of National Remembrance (IPN), Dr. Marzena Kruk, who will explain what the work of the IPN consists of, and talk about the recently launched project "Archiwum Pełne Pamięci" ("Archives full of memory").

Lecture by Prof. Piotr Kosicki: "Catholics on the barricades in 20th century Poland"

February 23, 2018

With this talk, Prof. Piotr Kosicki (University of Maryland) will be launching his new book "Catholics on the barricades" (Yale University Press). The lecture is organized by the Polish Institute together with the Department of History and Classical Studies (McGill University).

Launch of Irena Latek's book, "Flux et Intervalles"

February 22, 2018

The launch of Irena Latek's book "Flux et Intervalles" will take place at Librairie Olivieri (5219 Côte-des-Neiges). The book presents two immersive audiovisual installations that were shown at CEUdeM and at the Cinémathèque québécoise in the last 3 years and explores the ideas and research that they were based on.

Concert "Szymanowski, Chopin – Polish Heritage"

February 15, 2018

The concert will take place at the Polish Consulate in Montreal (3501 Avenue du Musée). Works by F. Chopin and K. Szymanowski will be performed by Justyna Gabzdyl, who will play a selection of pieces from her debut CD album "Szymanowski, Chopin". Concert presentation by Liliana Komorowska

Concert "Love stories"

February 11, 2018

Ewa Sas (violin) and Erika Crino (piano) will play a personal selection of classical, tango, and film music at the Consulate of the Republic of Poland  (3501 Avenue du Musée). This program includes works by Wieniawski, Prokofiev, Puccini, Kreisler, Piazzolla, Morricone, and others

Art opening: the posters of Alfred Halasa

January 20, 2018

Discover art posters of Alfred Halasa during his permanent exhibition at the Polish Institute intitled 

"Espace Halasa"

Conference by Dr Mateusz Szpytma: "Samaritans from Markowa. The Ulmas: Poles Murdered by Germans for Aiding Jews". McGill University

November 30, 2015


Concert - Polish Independence Day. Works by Chopin, Wieniawski, and Zarębski. Pollack Hall, McGill University

November 11, 2015


Poetry Evening: Tadeusz Różewicz (1921-2014)

October 14, 2015


Anna Łopuska, Head of the Plan for Preservation at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, speaks at McGill University

June 04, 2015


Chamber music concert: "Chopin's Legacy"

January 16, 2015



Book launch: "Entretiens avec Geneviève Nootens" by Julius Grey

November 27, 2014


Official book launch: "Empress of the Night", a novel by Eva Stachniak at the Polish Consulate in Montreal

April 21, 2014



Chamber music concert at the Polish Consulate in Montreal. Piano: Justyna Gabzdyl. Violin: Katarzyna Fraj, Ewa Sas

October 27, 2013


"Lutosławski's Piano Concerto and Other Works" performed by l'Orchestre 21. Conductor: Paolo Bellomia. Piano: Justyna Gabzdyl. Violin: Ewa Sas

October 27, 2013


International Conference "Lutosławski - Music and Legacy"

October 26, 2013


Author Talk: Dr. Lena Allen-Shore, author of "Building Bridges. The Story of A Unique Friendship between Pope John Paul II and A Jewish Woman from Poland"

October 17, 2013


Author Talk: Liliana Arkuszewska on her book, "Czy było warto? Odyseja dżinsowych Kolumbów"

September 21, 2013


Auriolus Quartet plays Debussy and Lutosławski at the Pol

June 03, 2013


"Under the Emperor's Colours: Polish-French Brotherhood in Arms": Exhibition of paintings by Jan Chełmiński (1851-1925) at the Polish Consulate in Montreal

May 02, 2013


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