June 2012

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News from the social sciences and humanities: Mr. Congress, smoking and funding announcements

Milena Stanoeva
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

It has been a week of good news for students and scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Inside Higher Ed reported that arts graduates in the United States are generally employed (only 4% of the graduates surveyed reported being unemployed and looking for work) and satisfied with their education and their career path. The original report is available here.

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology,...

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News from the social sciences and humanities: OECD, copyright and comic book heroes

Milena Stanoeva
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

In its latest Economic Survey of Canada, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) outlined several recommendations for Canada to boost innovation and improve the quality and accessibility of higher education. Margin Notes has a brief summary of the OECD’s recommendations, including reducing financial barriers for low-income students and encouraging differentiation between institutions focusing on teaching and those that engage in research.

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CFHSS recognizes Kitchener-Waterloo's hospitality during Congress 2012

Jean-Marc Mangin Executive Director, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The 2012 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences was a resounding success, with over 7,400 attendees from across the country and the world. From the “Animate the Trail” festival to the Uptown Celebration at Connectent, the hospitality of the Kitchener-Waterloo community was key in making attendees feel welcomed. We cannot overstate how important community involvement was to the success of Congress.

Starting with Minister Goodyear’s $70M funding announcement for the social sciences and humanities at the opening reception and the Governor General’s address on opening day through to the...

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News from the social sciences and humanities

Milena Stanoeva
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Library and Archives Canada Preservation CentreThe Tyee has a detailed breakdown of the effects that budget cuts will have on the operation of Library and Archives Canada, including shorter hours, fewer support staff, and the elimination of key services. Read the full list here.

The Council of Ontario Universities has launched Research Matters, a website dedicated to highlighting the work of Ontario’s research community. Check out the innovative research projects featured on the site and submit your own story at ...

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