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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

SSHRC has put out their...

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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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SSH News: Globe and Mail op-ed by Antonia Maioni, maximizing policy impact of research, student program choice, and other news

Globe and Mail op-ed by Antonia Maioni

A new op-ed by Federation President Antonia Maioni has appeared in The Globe and Mail. Maioni looks at the numbers of women in professional leadership positions and asks why women are underrepresented. Behind these numbers, suggests Maioni, is a larger picture of evolving notions of work-life balance spearheaded by women who are successfully negotiating a happy (and healthy) model of work.

Government of Canada invests $118m to support next generation of research talent...

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SSH News: Re-envisioning the humanities PhD, SSHRC Impact Awards, decline in humanities concentrators at Harvard and other news

Re-envisioning the humanities PhD

In their November issue of Policy Options, the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) shines the spotlight on the humanities PhD. Doctoral programs, according to the article, have not kept pace with the changing social, political and institutional contexts of postsecondary education in the last century. The authors try to envision what the humanities PhD of the future might look like.

SSHRC announces Impact Award recipients

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) has announced the ...

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SSH News: Hill Times “Campus Research” issue, SSH response to Ottawa shooting, feedback on Impact report

 

This week, The Hill Times released its “Campus Research” issue, featuring contributions from an array of writers about innovation in the sciences, social sciences, as well as aboriginal education. 

A message from the Director of Policy and Programming of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences outlines the important contribution that scholars and students in the humanities and social sciences have to make to Canada’s ongoing discussion about how best to respond to the St-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Ottawa attacks of last week....

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