Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Thinking about War

Guest blog by Jonathan Chan

Reflections on the Congress 2018 Big Thinking lecture entitled Thinking about war with Margaret MacMillan, C.C. organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the University of Regina.

In a country like ours, it can be easy to forget about the prevalence of war in modern society. Nonetheless, some of us walk by war memorials every day, while others may see military regalia at hockey games, for example. Famous movies, books, and video games depict war as an exciting, honourable endeavor. Margaret MacMillan examines the intersection of war and society, and shows how war is woven into so many areas of a peaceful life.

It is...

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Remembering Terry D’Angelo (1962-2018)

Nicola Katz, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Terry laughed easily, and with gusto. Her joie de vivre was sincere, and she had a knack for finding the upside even where others could not.

In fact, as it was recently pointed out by Terry’s brother-in-law, never once in the nearly year-long battle she had with cancer, did Terry ever ask “Why me?” Instead, in typical Terry style, she remained practical and got right down to the business of making the best of the situation at hand: caring for the needs of her loving family, organizing every last detail of their fundraising efforts, making time for farewells to friends and colleagues, and ultimately planning the details of one final event – her own celebration of life.

This engagement and dedication comes as no...

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That’s a wrap! Congress 2018 ends in success

Guest blog by the University of Regina communications team

From May 26 to June 1, thousands of guests made their way to the University of Regina campus for the 87th Congress of The Humanities and Social Sciences. By all accounts, the event was a tremendous success and further proof that when it comes to hosting major events, nobody does it quite like Regina.

For Academic Convenor André Magnan, the success of Congress was a direct result of community support and the many volunteers who worked tirelessly both leading up to and during the event. “People put a lot of hours into making this event a success. We heard a lot of positive feedback about our campus and the friendliness of all of our volunteers. It was a great reflection of our campus and our community.”

The week-long event, the largest of its kind in Canada, brought together academics, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners, for a series of lively discussions and debates. A wide...

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Saskatchewan addresses absenteeism by linking health and productivity

Guest blog by Mitacs

The University of Saskatchewan’s College of Nursing supports province’s mining industry.

Robin Thurmeier, Dr. Mary Ellen Andrews, Janet Luimes, Dr. Heather Exner-Pirot, Dr. Lorna Butler and Emmy Neuls

The mining sector plays a critical role in the Saskatchewan economy — it accounts for one in every 16 jobs in the province, with a total payroll of $1.5 billion. Therefore, the health and productivity of mine employees have considerable economic and social benefits in the province, yet the impacts of physical and mental health on productivity within the industry are not yet widely understood.

Professor Lorna Butler and her team at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Nursing and the...

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SSHRC does documentaries at Congress 2018

Guest blog by David Holton, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) @SSHRC_CRSH #SSHRCDocs

Quick, think of a great documentary film.

Got one? Whatever topic it covers, chances are, social sciences and humanities (SSH) scholars have thought about it—and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has funded research on it.

What about An Inconvenient Truth? We fund climate change research. The Maysles brothers’ Grey Gardens? SSH scholars study family dynamics and mental illness. Or Ava DuVernay’s 13th? We’ve got incarceration and social justice covered. Harlan County, USA? Roger and Me...

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Le CRSH présente des documentaires au Congrès 2018

Blogueur invité par David Holton, Le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines (CRSH) @CRSH_SSHRC  #CRSHDocs

Pensez à un excellent documentaire.

Ça y est? Vous en avez un en tête? Peu importe duquel il s’agit, il y a de fortes chances que des chercheurs en sciences humaines aient déjà réfléchi au sujet qu’il aborde et que le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines (CRSH) ait déjà financé des travaux de recherche sur ce sujet.

Une vérité qui dérange, dites-vous? Le CRSH finance la recherche sur les changements climatiques. Grey Gardens des frères Maysles? Des chercheurs en sciences humaines étudient les dynamiques familiales et la maladie mentale. Le 13e...

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Good Eats

Guest blog by the University of Regina communications team

Over the past several years, Regina has experienced an explosion of exciting new pubs and eateries. From popular food trucks, to fine dining featuring local fare, to hip new pubs, there’s no shortage of places to satisfy your appetite or quench your thirst.

Downtown Regina offers your biggest selection of dining opportunities. Looking for a delicious steak supper? Check out Golf’s Steak House at 1945 Victoria Avenue, or The Diplomat located at 2032 Broad Street. For those hoping to sample some tasty local fare, check out Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar, located at 1925 Victoria Avenue in the historic former site of the Assiniboia private gentleman’s club. The Capitol, located at 1843 Hamilton Street, offers an ever-changing menu of fresh menu items plus live jazz. Just down the street at 1965 Hamilton, you will find Victoria’s Tavern, a popular choice with locals. Victoria’s serves up all of your...

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Une étudiante mexicaine apporte une nouvelle perspective aux traités autochtones en Saskatchewan

Blogue invité par Robyn Dugas, Spécialiste de contenu, Mitacs

Wendy Ortega Pineda est déterminée à contribuer à la création d’un monde plus équitable. Étudiante en droit à l’Universidad Autónoma de Baja California du Mexique, Wendy a beaucoup appris sur les différences énormes entre les nations en ce qui a trait à l’accès aux ressources élémentaires, aux questions touchant la discrimination et à la justice pour les violations des droits de la personne. À l’été 2015, elle a acquis encore plus de connaissances dans le cadre d’un stage de recherche Globalink de 12 semaines à l’Université de...

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Mexican student brings new perspectives to Indigenous treaties in Saskatchewan

Guest blog by Robyn Dugas, Content Specialist, Mitacs

Wendy Ortega Pineda is determined to do her part to make the world a more equitable place. As a law student at Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in Mexico, Wendy learned much about the profound differences between nations regarding access to basic resources, issues of discrimination, and justice for human rights violations. In Summer 2015, she gained even greater knowledge through a 12-week Globalink Research Internship at the University of Saskatchewan. The program matches top-ranked international undergraduates with summer research projects at...

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Principales attractions touristiques à Regina

Billet rédigé par l’équipe de communications de l’Université de Regina

Située au beau milieu des Prairies, Regina, la capitale de la Saskatchewan, compte d’innombrables attractions formidables. Que vous aimiez les beaux parcs, les événements sportifs animés, les arts et la culture, le magasinage ou les expériences culinaires uniques, vous y trouverez de quoi vous plaire.

Le Centre Wascana est un splendide parc de 930 hectares situé au cœur de Regina, à proximité du campus principal de l’Université de Regina. Baladez-vous ou faites du jogging autour du lac Wascana pour profiter du décor pittoresque et de la proximité de la nature. Ce parc urbain, le plus grand du Canada, abrite de nombreuses autres attractions...

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