September 2015

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Œuvres complètes d’Anne Hébert

 

Nathalie Watteyne, Université de Sherbrooke

À la fois poète, romancière, nouvelliste et dramaturge, Anne Hébert me fascine depuis l’adolescence. Lorsque je fus nommée directrice du Centre Anne-Hébert en 2003, je compris que les archives léguées par l’auteure à l’Université de Sherbrooke allaient renouveler considérablement la compréhension que nous avions de cette œuvre phare de notre littérature. Après plusieurs rencontres avec les éditeurs et les ayants droit, nous avons convenu que la meilleure façon de faire était de présenter l’œuvre dans son intégralité, y compris les textes restés inédits ou parus dans les périodiques, pourvu qu’...

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Measuring research impact at CIMVHR

 

Stéphanie Bélanger, Associate Scientific Director of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research

The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) has two main priorities:

  • Knowledge translation (KT) of research needs and results related to military and Veterans’ health
  • Partnerships that will advance the development and uptake of research on military and veteran's health  

We want to “move knowledge to action” to improve the health of those who serve in the military, Veterans and their families.  The scope of our work also pertains to first responder groups such as police, fire-fighters and paramedics, who work in similarly stressful...

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SSH News: September 24, 2015

 

Weekly digest of the most recent news from the humanities, social sciences and higher education. Un bulletin hebdomadaire des actualités les plus récentes des sciences humaines et sociales et de l’enseignement supérieur.

Humanities and Social Sciences | Les sciences humaines et sociales

University of Ottawa prof named as possible Nobel Prize winner
September 24, 2015| The Globe and Mail

The Royal Society of Canada Welcomes the 2015 Cohort of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists
September 22, 2015 | Digital Journal...

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Unpacking 75 years of Federation history

 

Robert Blades and Thomas Berton, Carleton University

How on earth does one distill hundreds of archival boxes containing letters, meeting minutes, conference notes, photographs, surveys, legal documents, and even the occasional poem into a succinct historical timeline of the Federation from 1940 to the present day? This is exactly the question we explored during this past summer of 2015. First, who are we? We are two Masters of Public History students from Carleton University in Ottawa. Thomas is doing research on board games and Rob studies relationships between sound and memory. In May we began to pour over hundreds of archival boxes from the Federation’s genesis as two separate research councils —one for the humanities and another for...

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SSH News: September 17, 2015

Weekly digest of the most recent news from the humanities, social sciences and higher education. Un bulletin hebdomadaire des actualités les plus récentes des sciences humaines et sociales et de l’enseignement supérieur.

Humanities and Social Sciences | Les sciences humaines et sociales

Academics pressing for change in science policy
September 2015 | CAUT Bulletin

Obama Orders More Behavioral Science in Policy
September 15, 2015 | Social Science Space
Related: White House...

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Back to school: What is the media saying?

Nour Aoude, Media Officer, Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences

As Media Officer at the Federation, I monitor “back to school” media every September to get a snapshot of what dominates current debates and conversations in the postsecondary education (PSE) sector, and what some of the biggest priorities and challenges are moving forward. This extensive—but by no means exhaustive—round-up gives an idea of some of those current conversations.  

This year, there were clear messages about the enduring value of PSE. According to a Council of Ontario Universities survey, 94% of Ontario undergraduates landed jobs two years...

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Canadian social sciences and humanities community contributes knowledge and expertise to ongoing refugee debate

 

Gauri Sreenivasan, Director of Policy and Programs, Federation for the Humanties and Social Sciences

What had been growing for months as an international debate on countries’ obligations regarding refugees and migrants in the Middle East and Europe exploded as a discussion in our own country last week when news of the tragedy of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, whose body washed ashore with others in Turkey, reached Canadians’ screens and hearts. This was compounded by news that Canada was the target destination of Aylan Kurdi’s family. As Canadians sought to understand the cause of this tragedy and its wider crisis, they hungered for information on what could be done and what we know from past experience that might guide our response.

There are no easy...

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Stephen Toope: Reconciliation begins by closing the graduation gap

 

This op-ed was published in The Globe and Mail on August 31, 2015.

By Stephen Toope, President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

As millions of Canadian young people gear up for a return to classrooms this fall, the “back to school” rallying cry is ubiquitous – in advertising, in media headlines and in household discussions across the country. Which professors, which courses, which degree, what to wear, where to be?

But for many people in Canada, especially those who work in education, other questions have begun to cut through the noise. Who is not back to school? Who and what is missing on our campuses?

These questions push to the fore this fall because of the groundbreaking work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) chaired by Justice...

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