October 2016

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The federal science review is an opportunity to strengthen Canadian research

Peter Severinson, Policy Analyst, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

This summer, the Canadian research community was tasked to address some of the sector’s most pressing challenges through the federal Fundamental Science Review, conducted by an independent panel struck by Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan. The Federation was an active participant in the review process, conducting extensive consultations with its members across the humanities and social sciences (HSS) community and delivering a comprehensive set of recommendations to the review committee in our official submission “Grasping the complexity of...

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HSS News: October 27, 2016

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.

 

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Library and Archives Canada to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples through a new digitization initiative

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Library and Archives Canada to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples through a new digitization initiative

Benjamin Ellis, Strategic Advisor, Public Services Branch, Library and Archives Canada

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is posting this guest blog in support of the Sharing the Land, Sharing a Future project and in anticipation of this initiative’s launch on November 3, 2016.

Established in 1991, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) travelled across Canada documenting the issues and challenges facing Indigenous Canadians and their communities. Over its six-year mandate, RCAP amassed thousands of hours of recorded testimony and hundreds of thousands of pages of documents, culminating in the publication of the 1996 RCAP final report complete with a series of recommendations for a renewed relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in...

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HSS News: October 20, 2016

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.

 

Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences | La Fédération des sciences humaines

Continuing the reconciliation journey

Higher Education | L'enseignement supérieur

Valorisons et soutenons nos universités
October 19, 2016 | La Presse

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Continuing the reconciliation journey

Elaine Young, Program Officer, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

I was honoured to represent the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the 2nd annual Building Reconciliation forum held at the University of Alberta on September 28-29, an event focusing on universities’ responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. At the event’s opening, a beautiful walking stick symbolizing the reconciliation journey was passed to David Turpin, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Alberta, and was displayed throughout the conference.

    The voices of survivors of the Indian Residential School system were prominent in this gathering, as they bravely shared their stories of neglect, abuse and survival. They also shared their hope of building...

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    HSS News: October 13, 2016

    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.

     

     

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    National dialogue to build a #CreativeCanada

    Kayla MacIntosh, Junior Communications Officer, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences  

    What does a creative and entrepreneurial Canada look like to you? What are the steps needed to make your vision for a creative and entrepreneurial Canada a reality? How do creative entrepreneurs stay relevant in a rapidly changing digital landscape?

    These are only a few of the questions the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and their partnership with Google Canada and Startup Canada are asking Canadian citizens in their national dialogue, launched on September 13, to build a #CreativeCanada.

    Over the next two months the partnership will be creating a national dialogue for Canada’s most creative and entrepreneurial citizens. Taking the form of a national, live-streamed panel and...

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    Innovation’s crucial human dimensions: Find out more at the People, Place and Possibility Conference organized by the Federation and University of Toronto

    Peter Severinson, Policy Analyst, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

    This summer Canadians across the country have been hard at work trying to figure out innovation. What is it? Why don’t we have enough of it? How do we get more of it? And how do we ensure that it helps support an inclusive society? The conversation was kicked off in June, when Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, The Honourable Navdeep Bains, launched a federal consultation called “Canada’s Innovation Agenda.”

    The Federation has been an active part of this process.

    • We recently submitted a brief...

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