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Gabriel Miller addresses March for Science 2018

Speech made at the March for Science in Toronto on April 14, 2018

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Thank you. It’s wonderful to be here with you marching for knowledge, for evidence, and for science!

And I want to thank the organizers. Thank you for all the hard work that you put into today. And thank you for inviting me, someone who represents the humanities and social sciences to be part of today’s festivities.

You understand that there’s lots of space for everyone in this parade – everyone, that is, who cares about learning. Who cares about facts. Who cares about truth.

The tools and methods we use will differ depending on the subject, but beneath those differences is something much bigger and more important that unites us – a drive to better understand ourselves and the world we...

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Lyne Sauvageau nommée présidente de l’Acfas

Guy Laforest, président, Fédération des sciences humaines

La Fédération félicite chaleureusement Lyne Sauvageau pour sa nomination à titre de présidente de l’Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas).

Mme Sauvageau est vice-présidente à l’enseignement et à la recherche de l’Université du Québec depuis novembre 2011. À ce titre, elle a grandement contribué au développement et à l’essor de l’enseignement et de la recherche au sein du réseau de l’Université du Québec. Elle est également présidente de l’Alliance of Canadian Comprehensive Research Universities et membre du conseil d’administration du Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations (CIRANO) ainsi que du Comité scientifique d’Érudit. Sa nomination à la présidence de l’Acfas lui permettra d’accroître encore...

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Lyne Sauvageau takes on Acfas presidency

Guy Laforest, President, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Federation wholeheartedly congratulates Lyne Sauvageau on her election to the presidency of the Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas).

In her role as Vice-President, Academic and Research at the Université du Québec since November 2011, Lyne Sauvageau has made significant contributions to developing and expanding teaching and research capacity within the Université du Québec network. She is also Chair of the Alliance of Canadian Comprehensive Research Universities and serves on the Boards of both the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO) and the Érudit scientific committee. Her appointment to the Acfas presidency will further broaden her already tremendous impact on the humanities and...

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Les membres avant tout

Guy Laforest, président, Fédération des sciences humaines

Il est important de respecter ses promesses. Dès le début de mon mandat comme président de la Fédération, ma priorité absolue était de renforcer les liens et la collaboration avec les membres. Dans son plan stratégique 2016-2020, la Fédération s’est fermement engagée à stimuler la participation des membres, et je tiens à respecter cette promesse durant ma présidence au cours des 18 prochains mois.   

Lors des six premiers mois de mon mandat, j’ai écouté attentivement les membres pour en apprendre davantage sur leurs besoins et cherché des moyens d’améliorer notre travail :

  • de défense des intérêts du milieu de la recherche à Ottawa;
  • ...

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Members come first

Guy Laforest, President, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

It’s important to keep your promises.  Since taking on the role as President of the Federation, my number one priority has been to build a closer, more collaborative relationship with our members. The organization made a strong commitment to improve member engagement in its 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, and it is a commitment I plan to uphold in my tenure over the next 18 months.   

In my first six months, I have been actively listening and learning about member needs, looking for ways to improve the work we do:

  • as a voice in Ottawa for scholars,
  • as the organizer of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences...

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Back to school 2017 – what is the media saying?

Kayla MacIntosh, Junior Communications Officer, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Every September, millions of Canadian students return to campus for a new academic year. In this blog you can read about a variety of conversations happening in the post-secondary education sector this fall.

A big back to school announcement from the federal government is the roll-out of $73 million in wage subsidies to employers  over four years in order to create 10,000 student work placements for post-secondary students. The need...

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Back to school 2017 – what is the media saying?

Kayla MacIntosh, Junior Communications Officer, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Every September, millions of Canadian students return to campus for a new academic year. In this blog you can read about a variety of conversations happening in the post-secondary education sector this fall.

A big back to school announcement from the federal government is the roll-out of $73 million in wage subsidies to employers  over four years in order to create 10,000 student work placements for post-secondary students. The need...

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Marking National Aboriginal Day 2017

To mark National Aboriginal Day, 2017, the Federation invites its blog readership to read some of the recent blogs about reconciliation-themed events that took place at Congress 2017.

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Indigenous Women: Keepers of the Past, Leaders into the Future
A Congress 2017 blog about the Big Thinking lecture on May 30 entitled Present and Powerful Indigenous Women featuring Métis playright, Elder in Residence at Athabasca University and author of Halfbreed Maria...

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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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