Ideas can… build relationships

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Eleanor Fast, Director of Policy and Programming, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Federation’s Programming team is delighted to announce that Genome Canada will be coming to Congress 2014 with an exciting interdisciplinary event on the topic of Feeding the Future

As part of Genome Canada’s series GPS: Where Genomics, Public Policy and Society Meet , the session will facilitate a dialogue between researchers, policy-makers and other stakeholders interested in GE3LS (Genomics and its Ethical, Economic, Environmental, Legal and Social aspects), science policy and genomic-based innovations.  The event will take place on the morning of Wednesday, May 28th. Further details coming soon on the Congress website.

This partnership with Genome Canada is just the latest in fruitful relationships the Federation has forged with organizations interested in research and learning in the humanities and social sciences. The Federation is grateful for the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, our Congress Partner and supporter of many activities.

But we continue to diversify: recent sponsors of Big Thinking breakfasts on Parliament Hill have included Google Canada, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, and the Canadian Research Data Centre Network.  Partners for Congress 2014 include Mitacs, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, University Affairs, with other exciting partnerships and activities to be announced soon.

The 2014 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is an initiative of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and is hosted by Brock University.


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