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Le pari de la collection «Parcours numériques»

Antoine Del Busso, directeur général chez Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal

«Au lieu d’essayer de deviner ce qui arrivera, il faut penser à ce que l’on voudrait voir arriver…» J’aime  bien cette réflexion de Marcello Vitali-Rosati, cofondateur avec Michaël Sinatra de la collection «Parcours numériques», qui a été lancée aux Presses de l’Université de Montréal en mars dernier. Elle met en évidence l’urgence de repenser les modèles traditionnels de diffusion du savoir. Nous savons que le monde des livres est dans une phase de profondes remises en question : ce ne sont pas seulement les méthodes de commercialisation qui changent radicalement,  mais les habitudes de lecture et donc la façon de...

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Le libre accès en cavale à l’Université d’Ottawa

Lara Mainville, Directrice chez Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa

Cinq ans, ça se fête! Pour marquer les cinq ans de libre accès à l’Université d’Ottawa – « la première université au Canada à adopter un programme complet de mesures favorisant le libre accès » – les Presses et la Bibliothèque de l’Université d’Ottawa ont monté une programmation dynamique à l’occasion de la Semaine internationale du libre accès qui a lieu du 20 au 26 octobre 2014.

Le clou de cette semaine est un événement table ronde suivi d’une consultation publique, qui fait le point sur la genèse, les...

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Le libre accès en cavale à l’Université d’Ottawa (French)

Lara Mainville, Director, University of Ottawa Press

Cinq ans, ça se fête! Pour marquer les cinq ans de libre accès à l’Université d’Ottawa – « la première université au Canada à adopter un programme complet de mesures favorisant le libre accès » – les Presses et la Bibliothèque de l’Université d’Ottawa ont monté une programmation dynamique à l’occasion de la Semaine internationale du libre accès qui a lieu du 20 au 26 octobre 2014.

Le clou de cette semaine est un événement table ronde suivi d’une consultation publique, qui fait le point sur la genèse, les réalisations depuis...

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Out of the ivory tower to the public square: an interview with Shauna Sylvester

Every year, university campuses across the country fill with the hum and excitement of students looking for personally and intellectually transformative experiences. These students represent an unrivalled wealth of social and intellectual capital. Many of them dream of changing the world when they are older, but some universities are encouraging their students to tap into this energy as part of their education.

Key among these institutions is Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. The Federation had the privilege to speak to a leader in community engagement at SFU, Shauna Sylvester, Professor of Professional Practice, Director of the SFU...

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A Vision for the SFU Centre for Dialogue

This is a transcript of the speech presented on September 16 by Shauna Sylvester, newly appointed Director of the Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University, and Executive Director of SFU Public Square. In this speech, Sylvester lays out her vision for the Centre for Dialogue.

Good afternoon.  It is great to see so many friends in the room.

I think it is ironic that a former high school debater should become the new Director of the SFU Centre for dialogue.  For those of you who know me well, it doesn’t take long for me to find the gaps in my worthy opponents arguments and go in for the jugular.  And for many years, those skills served me...

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New international research opportunities from Mitacs Globalink

Mitacs Globalink

Guest blog by Mitacs

International collaborations are proving increasingly valuable to research, and universities across Canada are looking to establish worldwide linkages through the two-way mobility of talented students.

Mitacs has promoted student mobility through its Globalink program, which has been bringing top-ranked international undergraduates to Canada for research projects since 2009.

This success prompted Mitacs to explore new avenues for cross-border partnerships. We are pleased to announce the launch of the Globalink Research Award, which gives senior undergraduate and graduate students from the social sciences, humanities...

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Re:education: Mapping Canada's 21st Century University System

On October 6, The Globe and Mail introduced Re:education in their Our Time to Lead series, which looked at everything from digital learning to debt loads. One of the highlights in our minds was the article by James Bradshaw, published on October 13, which examined the value of a broad education in today’s society. It picked up on something we also find noteworthy: rapidly expanding economies and education systems, ones that have previously focussed tremendous attention on science and technology, are turning to Canada for advice on liberal arts curriculum citing poor overall career performance and lack of leadership opportunities for even their best engineering or science graduates.

What was unfortunate was one of the final notes of the series. In her...

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Nouvelles des sciences humaines

Milena Stanoeva
Fédération canadienne des sciences humaines

Le jeudi 8 décembre, Lou Hammond Ketilson de la University of Saskatchewan, a présenté une causerie Voir Grand sur l’effet économique des coopératives. Si vous avez manqué la présentation de Mme Hammond Ketilson, elle est disponible en format vidéo. Mme Hammond Ketilson a aussi été interviewée par The Western Producer.

Un rapport commandé par le New Humanities College, un collège à but lucratif qui ouvrira en Angleterre l’année prochaine, indique que soixante pourcent des leaders anglais dans les milieux du commerce et de la politique ont des diplômes dans les sciences humaines et les arts. Ce rapport conteste l’idée que les étudiants obtenant...

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CFHSS congratulates members of its board on their new appointments

Here at CFHSS we are very proud of the excellence and expertise among our Board of Directors. The members of our board show tremendous leadership at their institutions, and that translates into strong leadership of CFHSS as well.

We are, therefore, pleased to congratulate CFHSS president Graham Carr on being named the Interim Vice-President of Research and Graduate Studies at Concordia University. For more information on the announcement you can read the Concordia release here.

Graham’s new position follows the recent appointment of Karen Grant, our Vice-President Research Policy, to the post of Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research at Mount Allison University, and the appointment of Noreen Golfman, our Past-President, to a position on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Graduate...

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Integrating the humanities and social sciences

Kel Morin-Parson
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

We are all aware of the problem of “silos”—that is, the tendency, in Western thought and culture in particular, to separate and isolate everything: body from mind, work from play, and, in the case of the academy, disciplines from one another. We know, at some level, that integration has tremendous benefits, but it can be surprisingly hard to put into practice.

This week, Richard Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, writes an interesting article in The Chronicle of Higher Education about higher-ed policy and the people who might most fruitfully be invited to the table when it is discussed. In particular, he reflects upon the complexity around how space is allocated at universities and to whom, arguing that philosophers would be well-equipped...

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