Simon Langlois, President of the Academy of Social Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada
As part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Academy of Social Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada is hosting a Big Thinking presentation by Joseph Yvon Thériault on the topic of contemporary challenges of francophone communities in Canada, specifically in Quebec and in minority settings. The Academy brings together the best social science experts in Canada, specifically in law, administrative sciences, learning sciences and other social sciences such as sociology, economics, political science, anthropology, criminology, psychology, social work, industrial relations, women’s studies, cultural studies, etc.
Every year the Academy welcomes 18 new Fellows from various disciplines. Its role is to recognize the excellence of Canadian researchers, and their appointment confers official recognition by their peers of their outstanding academic work. The Academy also provides advice on different social issues and organizes academic meetings and symposia in order to build ties with various groups who may be interested in the work of its members.
Professor Thériault is a distinguished Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a great specialist of francophone Canada. His lecture is of interest to anyone concerned about the future of French in Canada and Quebec and the relationships between the country’s diverse francophone communities.