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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Milena Stanoeva Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Ken CoatesOn Tuesday, Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation, presented the first Big Thinking lecture of the 2012-13 season. His talk, “Inclusive Innovation: what is the role of rural and remote regions in the knowledge economy?,” drew a full house. Photos from the breakfast are on Facebook. A video of the lecture will be available soon.

Last week, the U.S.-based Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) and the Technische Universität München (TUM) issued a media release announcing a joint statement on Principles for Supporting Global Careers in Graduate Education. The full release and statement are available here.

A. C. Grayling, Master of the New College of the Humanities in Britain, talks about the importance of continuing to train students in the liberal arts in light of an increasingly complex world, where flexibility, adaptability and critical thinking will be important for the success of individuals and society.

Statistics Canada is consulting data users on the 2016 Census. Submissions are being accepted until November 16, 2012.

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