Couldn't make it all the way out to St. Catharines this year? Didn't get a chance to catch every Big Thinking speaker while at Congress? Don't fret! We have high quality videos of each lecture available for viewing online. In addition to watching the videos, be sure to read the Congress blog for more Big Thinking highlights including Lise Bissonnette's thought-provoking talk on "servitude and grandeur of the university" (available only in French).
In most recent news, Genome Canada, in collaboration with Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF), launched the 2014 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomics and Feeding the Future. The objective of the competition is to support research projects that will create new knowledge and inform public policy for Canada's agri-food and fisheries and aquaculture sectors and contribute solutions that can help feed the world's growing population. About $90 million will be allotted for the research projects which will last for over 4 years. For more details, visit http://www.genomecanada.ca/en/about/news.aspx?i=498.
Otherwise, the headlines about the humanities haven’t been entirely encouraging this week, as featured below:
- Status of the humanities: “We haven’t quite recovered from the recession” (Chronicle of Higher Education)
- It’s the end of humanities as we know it and I feel fine (New Republic)
- Top universities shouldn’t discriminate against ‘soft’ A-level subjects (The Guardian)