This week, the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences was very pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Canada Prizes. The Canada Prizes are awarded annually to the best scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences that have received funding from the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program. This year’s winners are:
Canada Prize in the Humanities
Sandra Djwa, for Journey With No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page (McGill-Queen's University Press)
Canada Prize in the Social Sciences
David E. Smith, for Across the Aisle: Opposition in Canadian Politics (University of Toronto Press)
Prix du Canada en sciences humaines
Pierre Anctil, for Jacob-Isaac Segal, 1896-1954 : Un poète yiddish de Montréal et son milieu (Presses de l'Université Laval)
Prix du Canada en sciences sociales
Hugues Théorêt, for Les chemises bleues : Adrien Arcand, journaliste antisémite canadien-français (Éditions du Septentrion)
Biographies and photos of the 2014 winners, along with the full jury citations, are available on the Federation’s website at www.ideas-idees.ca/canada-prizes. In addition, stay tuned to the Federation’s blog as stories written about each one of the winners will be posted in the coming days.
Today’s Bacon & Big Thinking lecture explored how should our cities be developing transit, and what transportation needs will we see in the future. Together, in a conversation moderated by John Geddes, Ottawa Bureau Chief at Maclean's, engineer Dr. Jeff Casello, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo, and geographer Dr. Zachary Patterson, professor and Canada Research Chair in Transportation and Land Use Linkages for Regional Sustainability at Concordia University, discussed research advances and the policy relevance for all levels of government. Prior to the event, Professors Casello and Patterson were interviewed by CBC Ottawa Morning, so be sure to listen to them here.
Last but not least, a few stories from the world of news this week about wage gaps: