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Canada and Hungary are both celebrating their 150th birthdays: What can each learn from the other’s example?

Guest blog by Caleb Snider, Congress 2017 blogger

The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences brings together leading thinkers, academics, researchers, policy-makers and innovators to explore some of the world’s most challenging issues. Congress celebrates the vitality and quality of Canadian research contributions, and helps train the next generation of Canadian ideas leadership. This year’s theme “The Next 150, on Indigenous Lands" celebrates the history, legacy and achievements of the peoples and territories that make us who we are, and anticipates the boundless opportunities of the future. Organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, this year’s Congress is being hosted by Ryerson University in Toronto from May 27-June 2. Follow this series of Big Picture at #congressh blogs.

Do the nation-states of Canada and Hungary share anything beyond their modern founding in the year 1867? This was the topic up for...

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Congress 2017 in the news - May 31

Print coverage

The forgotten nudes of Canada (National Post)
Date: May 31, 2017
Thousands of academics have gathered in Toronto this week for the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, presenting papers on everything from whether poutine is a form of cultural appropriation to the ampersand as a symbol of gentrification. 

 

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Congress in the news - May 30

Online Coverage

Poutine A Victim Of Cultural Appropriation, Argues Quebec Researcher (HuffPost Canada)
Date: May 29, 2017
The paper will be presented at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Ryerson University.

Whose junk food is it anyway? (RCI (Online))
Date: May 29, 2017
The paper will be presented this week at Ryerson Univeristy in Toronto, Ontario at a Congress of the Humanties and Social Sciences as part of the Oh Humanities series.

 

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#SeeYouInRegina

Guest blog by Dr. Vianne Timmons, President and Vice Chancellor, University of Regina

We are now officially a year away from Congress 2018 and, as host university, we are thrilled to invite you to our community! 

Regina has proudly hosted a number of large-scale events in recent years – the 2013 Grey Cup, the 2013 Juno Music Awards, and the 2014 North American Indigenous Games come to mind. What strikes visitors to events such as these is the unique way our community comes together to ensure attendees feel welcomed and experience the hospitality for which Saskatchewanians are known across Canada.

Community is at the heart of who we are and what we do.  It is also the inspiration for the theme for 2018, “Gathering diversities,” which honours Regina’...

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Congress in the news - May 29

Print coverage

The dark side of poutine: Canada taking credit for Quebec dish amounts to cultural appropriation, academic says (National Post (Online))

Date: May 28, 2017
A paper on "Poutine Dynamics" will be presented at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Ryerson University. *Also ran in the print edition of National Post and other postmedia papers.

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  • Saskatoon StarPhoenix
  • Vancouver Sun
  • Calgary Herald
  • Ottawa Citizen
  • Edmonton Journal
  • Windsor Star
  • Montreal Gazette
  • Regina Leader-Post

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