Congress 2015

Congress 2015

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Congress 2015 was hosted by the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario. The theme was “Capital Ideas.”

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About the University of Ottawa

University of Ottawa

Located in the heart of the nation’s capital with ready access to national institutions, the University of Ottawa is the worlds’ largest bilingual university (English-French). With more than 40,000 students and close to 1,300 professors, it is at the cutting edge of Canadian and international research, while providing an outstanding student experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Ranked seventh among Canada’s most research-intensive universities, it attracts top scholars and researchers and forges links with innovators the world over. The University of Ottawa is committed to excellence in four strategic areas: the student experience, research, international endeavours and bilingualism. It is a crossroads of cultures and disciplines where researchers work together to find creative solutions to today’s challenges.

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Theme: Capital Ideas

"Capital Ideas", the University of Ottawa’s theme for Congress 2015, invites us to reflect on the power of ideas: ideas captivate our hearts and minds; ideas connect people and ignite discussions and debates; ideas create knowledge and spark discoveries. Ideas represent an invaluable currency capable of changing our lives and our world. We thus expect Congress 2015 to be an exciting intellectual hub where ideas will be expressed, shared and implemented!

The theme also relates to the location of this year’s Congress host in the national capital. As the seat of our federal government and of several national agencies, as the home of embassies and of a large number of international organizations, Ottawa boasts a unique environment rooted in the confluence of people and the intersection of ideas from all over the world. This promotes a rich diversity of perspectives and research activities; one significant area of interest is public policy, and it is our hope that Congress 2015 will generate stimulating exchanges on the links between research, policy and society.

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A message from the Academic Convenor

Ruby Heap

As the Academic Convenor of Congress 2015, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the University of Ottawa and the National Capital area. The theme of this year’s Congress, Capital Ideas, invites us to reflect on the power of ideas to change our lives and our world. As the seat of our federal government and of several national agencies, as the home of embassies and of a large number of international organizations, Ottawa boasts a unique environment rooted in the confluence of people and the intersection of ideas from all over the world.  We thus expect Congress 2015 to be an exciting intellectual hub where ideas will be expressed, shared and implemented!

- Ruby Heap

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Associations

The following associations participated in Congress 2015:

6 - Canadian Society of Biblical Studies (CSBS)
7 - Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures (ACQL)
8 - Canadian Catholic Historical Association (CCHA)
9 - Canadian Society of Church History (CSCH)
12 - Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (CACLALS)
15 - Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE)
16 - Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE)
19 - Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
20 - Folklore Studies Association of Canada (FSAC)
21 - Association des professeur.e.s de français des universités et collèges canadiens (APFUCC)
23 - Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG)
24 - Canadian Association of Hispanists (CAH)
25 - Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS)
26 - Canadian Historical Association (CHA)
34 - Association for Canadian Jewish Studies (ACJS)
36 - Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT)
37 - Canadian Linguistic Association (CLA)
38 - Canadian Comparative Literature Association (CCLA)
41 - Canadian University Music Society (MusCan)
42 - Canadian Society for the Study of Names (CSSN)
43 - Canadian Association for the Advancement of Netherlandic Studies (CAANS)
45 - Canadian Society of Patristic Studies (CSPS)
46 - Canadian Peace Research Association (CPRA)
47 - Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA)
48 - Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA)
49 - Canadian Population Society (CPS)
50 - Canadian Society for the Study of Religion (CSSR)
51 - Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies (CSRS)
53 - Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics (CSSPE)
56 - Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS)
57 - Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE)
58 - Society for Socialist Studies (SSS)
59 - Canadian Sociological Association (CSA)
64 - Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR)
65 - Canadian Theological Society (CTS)
68 - Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS)
70 - Canadian Society for the History of Medicine (CSHM)
75 - Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS)
92 - Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC)
96 - Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes (WGSRF)
98 - Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ)
103 - Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (CAML)
105 - Canadian Communication Association (CCA)
111 - Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric (CSSR)
201 - Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada (AASSC)
207 - Canadian Association of Chairs of English (CACE)
210 - Hungarian Studies Association of Canada (HSAC)
215 - Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW)
225 - Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID)
229 - Canadian Law and Society Association (CLSA)
231 - Canadian Society for Aesthetics (CSA)
239 - Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture (EPTC)
240 - Canadian Association for Translation Studies (CATS)
242 - Film Studies Association of Canada (FSAC)
246 - Canadian-American Theological Association (CATA)
249 - Canadian Society of Medievalists (CSM)
251 - Canadian Applied Literature Association (CALA)
255 - Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (CSDH)
257 - Canadian Jacques Maritain Association (CJMA)
259 - Environmental Studies Association of Canada (ESAC)
276 - Association canadienne d'études francophones du XIXe siècle (ACÉF XIX)
293 - Canadian Disability Studies Association (CDSA)
295 - Canadian Association for the Study of Book Culture (CASBC)
297 - Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS)
299 - Canadian Game Studies Association (CGSA)
300 - Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER)
303 - Sexuality Studies Association (SSA)
304 - Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL)
305 - Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies (CAWLS)

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Events

Download the Congress Guide (PDF) for a listing of events that were open to all attendees.

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Videos

Big Thinking

The Big Thinking lecture series is held throughout Congress and is open to all attendees and members of the public. This series brings together leading scholars and public figures who present forward-thinking research, ideas and solutions to the critical questions and issues of our time. The 2015 Big Thinking lecture series was organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the University of Ottawa.

The 2015 Big Thinking lecture series featured the following sessions:

 

Justice Murray Sinclair

What do we do about the legacy of Indian residential schools?
Justice Murray Sinclair
Saturday, May 30, 2015
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Joseph Yvon Thériault, FRSC

Whither francophone cultures in America?
Joseph Yvon Thériault, FRSC
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Watch the video -- In French

Monique Proulx

Extremely vast and incredibly near: The inner world of Montreal
Monique Proulx
Monday, June 1, 2015

Watch the video -- In French

David Johnston, Governor General of Canada

Innovation in learning
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada
Monday, June 1, 2015

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Azar Nafisi

Humanities and the Future of Democracies
Azar Nafisi
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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Thomas Faist and Irene Bloemraad

Integration and Citizenship in North America and Europe: Different Paths, Similar Outcomes?
Thomas Faist and Irene Bloemraad
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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Jean Leclair

Imagining Canada in a disenchanted world
Jean Leclair
Thursday, June 4, 2015

Watcht he video -- In French

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Media releases

 

 

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Sponsors

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences gratefully acknowledges the support of the following partners:

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Research Matters Mitacs  Universities Canada

Canada Foundation for Innovation University Affairs Trudeau Foundation

Royal Society of Canada CIFAR DFG

Radio-Canada

 

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Exhibitors

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Congress 2015