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SSH News: When science and social science collide, SSHRC Storytellers, PM launches Canada First Excellence Research Fund

 

When science and social science collide

Scientific research provides much needed innovation for all kinds of activities and industries, like healthcare, insurance and law enforcement to name a few. But scientific research also relies on the work of social scientists like anthropologists, sociologists, and geographers to chart the ethical, social and cultural roadmaps of its recent innovations. Using the example of genomics, Antonia Maioni describes the complex web linking science and the SSH in this poweful Hill Times op-ed.

SSHRC Storytellers

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SSH News: Research universities come together to promote SSH, humanities degrees provide great return on investment, SSH students less vulnerable to job booms and busts

Research universities promote the social sciences and humanities

A network of global research universities, including the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities, has come together to discuss the important role of the SSH in tackling the world’s most pressing challenges. The initiative, kickstarted by the League of European Research Universities (LERU), calls for an expanded role for the social sciences and humanities in tackling problems through interdisciplinary research.

Humanities degrees provide great return on investment

According to an article by Jeffrey Dorfman in Forbes...

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SSH News: World Philosophy Day, Bartha Knoppers named Grande Montréalaise, recession sends graduates back to school according to study

World Philosophy Day

November 20 is World Philosophy Day, an initiative by UNESCO. The event has been celebrated since 2002. This year’s theme is “Social Transformation and Intercultural Dialogue”. Programmed events for the day, as well as suggestions for how everyone can join the celebration can be found here.

Big Thinking speaker Bartha Knoppers in media

Bartha Knoppers, McGill University professor and Director of the Centre for Genomics and Policy makes the...

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