Guy Laforest, President, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
The Federation wholeheartedly congratulates Lyne Sauvageau on her election to the presidency of the Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas).
In her role as Vice-President, Academic and Research at the Université du Québec since November 2011, Lyne Sauvageau has made significant contributions to developing and expanding teaching and research capacity within the Université du Québec network. She is also Chair of the Alliance of Canadian Comprehensive Research Universities and serves on the Boards of both the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO) and the Érudit scientific committee. Her appointment to the Acfas presidency will further broaden her already tremendous impact on the humanities and social sciences community not only in Québec, but in Canada more broadly.
Now Past-President Frédéric Bouchard, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the Université de Montréal was at the helm of Acfas since December 2015 and has led the organization through a highly productive period. The Federation thanks him for the work he has done and for the collaborations he enabled between our respective organizations.
Looking ahead, as President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences for the next year, I see many areas in which the Federation and Acfas can work in tandem to advance our shared priorities. Both of these organizations are committed to:
- the advancement of science and research across a broad range of disciplines, in both English and French;
- promoting the value of scholarship and scholarly publishing in a way that enriches the social, cultural and intellectual life of Canada; and
- convening scholars to share ideas and showcase research that informs policy, benefits the economy and builds a vibrant, pluralistic country.
It is with great enthusiasm that I congratulate Lyne Sauvageau on her appointment. I sincerely look forward to working with Acfas under her stewardship, in finding ways to collaborate on mutual goals, and in successfully advancing our similar agendas.