News from the social sciences and humanities

Friday, October 21, 2011

Milena Stanoeva
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Tom Jenkins-led expert panel on research and development in the private sector has released a report calling for changes to the government’s funding scheme for business innovation. Specifically, the report advises the government to rebalance the proportion of direct to indirect support it provides and allocate more money for start-ups to promote the implementation of Canadian-developed technology. Analysis of the report is available here and here. CFHSS is pleased with the report’s emphasis on collaboration between sectors. Read our submission to the expert panel here.

Paul Davidson, president of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), argues that Canada has much to gain from international education and must act now to position itself as the destination of choice for top students and researchers from around the world. 

The University of Waterloo’s daily bulletin published an article on the 2012 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, featuring University of Waterloo dean of arts Douglas Peers and Congress 2012 co-convenor James Skidmore.


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