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Ce que vous devez savoir sur les appels à communications du Congrès 2018

Ghassen Athmni, Agent des communications, Fédération des sciences humaines

Avec une moyenne de plus de 5 000 travaux de recherche et conférences qui y sont présentés chaque année le Congrès des sciences humaines est l’événement à ne pas manquer pour les universitaires.

La saison hivernale est le moment de l’année lors duquel est élaborée une majorité de la programmation du Congrès 2018, qui aura lieu du 26 mai au 1er juin à Regina. Il est donc tout naturel que les appels à communications et les appels à propositions soient parmi les échéances les plus importantes de cette période.

Les chercheurs qui souhaitent présenter au Congrès 2018 doivent donc soumettre leurs candidatures et leurs recherches pour être sélectionnés par les associations membres en tant que conférenciers.

Vu l’envergure du Congrès et l’auditoire qui s’y présente et qui assiste aux multiples...

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What you need to know about Congress 2018 calls for papers

Ghassen Athmni, Communications Officer, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

With more than 5,000 research papers and lectures presented each year, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is a must-attend event for academics.

The winter season is the time of the year when most of the Congress programming is being developed. It is natural that calls for papers are among the most important deadlines of this period.

Researchers wishing to present at Congress 2018, which will take place from May 26 to June 1 in Regina, must submit their abstracts and proposals in respsonse to their associations’ calls for papers.

Given the size of Congress and the diverse audiences that attend the numerous conferences therein, researchers should gear their presentations in language accessible to as many attendees as possible.

Some conferences will be open to...

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Bourses de voyage pour étudiants

André Magnan, responsable universitaire du Congrès 2018 et professeur agrégé de sociologie à l’Université de Regina

Les étudiants aux cycles supérieurs sont indispensables aux universités, car les programmes de recherche dépendent de leur énergie et de leur créativité. C’est pourquoi les étudiants doivent saisir les occasions de présenter leur recherche au public.

Mais leur budget modeste ne leur permet pas toujours de participer à de tels événements. Cette dépense en vaut pourtant la peine.

En 2003, j’ai participé à mon premier Congrès à Halifax, à titre d’étudiant au doctorat en sociologie. Bien que mon département ait financé une partie de ce voyage, j’ai dû couvrir la plupart de mes dépenses.

Oui, le Congrès m’a coûté cher, mais j’y ai donné mon premier exposé devant un large...

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Graduate student awards

André Magnan, Congress 2018 Academic Convener and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Regina

Graduate students are the lifeblood of universities. Their energy and creativity help research programs thrive – so it’s vital students seize upon opportunities to publicly present their research.

On a student budget, this can be tough. But I also know that Congress is worth it.

In 2003 I attended my first Congress in Halifax as a PhD student studying sociology. While my department provided me with some funds to make the trip, I covered most of the bill myself.

Despite the costs, Congress was my first big conference presentation and was unlike anything I’d ever experienced. I met peers from across Canada, presented my research to respected scholars, received valuable feedback...

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#SeeYouInRegina: An event team perspective

Ashley Craven, Event Planner, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Sitting at the Toronto airport, waiting to board my connecting flight to Regina ahead of the Congress 2018 planning meetings, I was very excited. Members of the Federation team, the host university team and association organizers meet every fall for very important operational meetings to kick off the planning cycle for the upcoming Congress. It is a very exiting time.

Since I started at the Federation two years ago, the entire team has been very excited about Congress in Regina for a number of reasons. Among these are the facts that the campus is beautiful, and that both the city and the university are excited to host us. Our Congress Registrar, Donna Lelievre, who has been with the Federation over 16 years, recalls that one...

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La ministre des Sciences, Kirsty Duncan, assiste au plus grand Congrès des sciences humaines à ce jour

Gauri Sreenivasan, directrice des politiques et programmes, Fédération des sciences humaines

La ministre des Sciences, Kirsty Duncan, a honoré de sa présence le plus grand Congrès des sciences humaines à ce jour. L’événement, qui s’est déroulé du 27 mai au 2 juin à l’Université Ryerson, a attiré plus de 10 000 congressistes. Madame la ministre a prononcé un discours et procédé à la remise des Prix du Canada lors d’une cérémonie tenue le dimanche 28 mai.

Profitant de cette première grande occasion de s’adresser directement au milieu des sciences humaines, Mme Duncan a énoncé un message clair : les sciences humaines sont essentielles à la réussite à long terme du Canada.

Le message de la ministre a été très bien accueilli par le milieu,...

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Science Minister Kirsty Duncan attends largest ever Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Gauri Sreenivasan, Director, Policy and Programs, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, attended the largest ever Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences that took place from May 27 to June 2 at Ryerson University, with over 10,000 in attendance. She offered remarks and awarded the 2017 Canada Prizes at a ceremony on Sunday, May 28.

This was Minister Duncan’s first major occasion since taking office to speak directly to the humanities and social sciences community, and her message was clear: the humanities and social sciences are disciplines key to Canada’s long term success.

This was a welcome message to our community, particularly at an event celebrating excellence in humanities and...

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Vue d’ensemble du #congressh : C’est accompli!

Gabriel Miller, directeur général, Fédération des sciences humaines

Le Congrès 2017 a pris fin le 2 juin, et j’ai encore le sourire aux lèvres quand je pense au succès de l’événement. Comme il s’agissait de mon premier Congrès, j’aimerais revenir sur quelques faits saillants et prendre le temps de remercier tous les participants.

Nous avons vécu une semaine incroyable à l’Université Ryerson et battu un record de participation avec plus de 10 000 inscriptions! Les discussions et les échanges d’idées se sont avérés profondément inspirants et ils alimenteront mes réflexions au cours des 12 prochains mois, jusqu’à la tenue du prochain Congrès à Regina.

Cliquez ici pour écouter une entrevue traitant de l’importance du Congrès. (Disponible uniquement en anglais.)

Hôte du Congrès : l’Université Ryerson

Je remercie l’Université Ryerson d...

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Big Picture at #congressh: It’s a wrap!

By Gabriel Miller, Executive Director, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Congress 2017 wrapped up on June 2, and I am still smiling from the success of the event. It was my first Congress so I wanted to share some highlights with you and take a moment to thank all those who participated.

It was an incredible week at Ryerson University, with a record-breaking number of attendees: more than 10,000 people! The depth of discussion and exchange of ideas was inspiring, and it left me with a lot to think about in the 12 months before we gather again next year in Regina.

Listen here to an interview about the importance of Congress. 

Congress host: Ryerson University

Thank you to Ryerson University for hosting this important event and finding...

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Race, Justice, and Movement Building

Guest blog by Caleb Snider, Congress 2017 blogger

The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences brings together leading thinkers, academics, researchers, policy-makers, and innovators to explore some of the world’s most challenging issues. Congress celebrates the vitality and quality of Canadian research contributions and helps train the next generation of Canadian ideas leadership. This year’s theme “The Next 150, on Indigenous Lands” celebrates the history, legacy, and achievements of the peoples and territories that make us who we are, and anticipates the boundless opportunities of the future. Organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, this year’s Congress is being hosted by Ryerson University in Toronto from May 27–June 2. Follow this series of Big Picture at #congressh blogs.

Aja Monet began the final event of Congress 2017’s Big Thinking series by reading two of her poems with overwhelming force...

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