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A look back at Congress 2012

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Milena Stanoeva Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

There are now less than 200 days left until Congress 2013 (not that we’re counting down, or anything). To mark the occasion, we decided to round up some of our favourite blog posts and videos from Congress 2012, which took place at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo.

As always, the Big Thinking lectures were key moments at Congress 2012. Attendees saw speeches by luminaries like Margaret Atwood, Governor General David Johnston and Chris Hedges. Other stand-out events include Shari Graydon’s Career Corner presentation titled “The top 7 reasons smart women should speak up” and the Equity Issues panels.

For another perspective on Congress, check out this University Affairs article by James Skidmore, Congress 2012 academic convenor for the University of Waterloo, who writes that organizing Congress was “one of the best experiences” of his professional life.

For a peek at what Congress 2013 has in store, check out the line-up of Big Thinking speakers here and stay tuned for the unveiling of the events calendar in the coming weeks!

Photo by Brandon Telford

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