Established by Stanley Bréhaut Ryerson and Mildred Helfand Ryerson in 1970, The Aubin Foundation strives to promote activist knowledge in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Quebec and Canada. The Foundation is named in honor of Napoleon Aubin ( 1812-1890 ), a democrat, jounalist, inventor and teacher who popularized the sciences through his writings and debates.
CIRFA intends to contribute to demystifiying the artificial compartmentalization of the production of progressive thought and activist knowledge. The Stanley Bréhaut Ryerson Research Centre encourages academic and activist research in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Canada / Quebec. It’s aim is to energise the exchanges between the sites of intellectual production of knowledge and the concrete realities of workers and their basic human needs.