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Hosting a Virtual Annual Meeting – Tips, Resources and Lessons Learned
In this webinar, the Federation shares best practices for holding a virtual annual meeting, such as:
- legal and governance-related considerations when hosting a virtual annual meeting*;
- tips on how to choose a software, prepare and host a successful virtual annual meeting;
- technical considerations for video conferencing and voting;
- lessons learned from the Federation’s experience.
*Please note no formal legal advice will be given.
An Introduction to Defamation Law – A Resource for Canadian Scholars
November 21 and December 4, 2019
Clashes between free expression and the need to protect a person’s reputation are governed by law of defamation. The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, in collaboration with the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English, has developed a member resource specifically on this topic. In this webinar for Canadian scholars at any stage of their careers, presenters Stéphane Émard-Chabot, Jennifer Andrews and Chantal Richard will provide an overview of the legal principles and processes used to assess defamation in the context of academic work.
Join us and learn about:
- How a basic understanding of defamation law can empower Canadian scholars
- Defamation in institutional and personal contexts
- General recommendations on how to deal with defamation lawsuits
Stéphane Émard-Chabot, Part-time Professor, University of Ottawa
Jennifer Andrews, President, Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (English webinar)
Chantal Richard, Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick (French webinar)
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Past webinars for members
Publishing with The Conversation
Scott White, Editor, The Conversation Canada
Nicola Katz, Acting Director of Policy, Programs, Communications and Membership, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (Moderator)
March 28, 2018
The Conversation Canada is a new digital publication that brings together the expertise of academia and journalism, where all of the authors are from Canadian universities. The Conversation works with professional journalists to expose academic research to a wider audience, a model that serves as a "knowledge mobilization" vehicle for academics who want to raise their profiles and share their expertise across Canada and around the world. Editor Scott White explained the model and gave a live demonstration of how academic authors get access to detailed publishing analytics.
In this peer-to-peer exchange participants learned about:
- How this new journalism model is a vehicle for knowledge mobilization
- How to raise your profile and share expertise in Canada and beyond
- How to reap the benefits of detailed publishing analytics
Michel Duquet, Executive Director, Canadian Historical Association
Nicola Katz, Communications Manager, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
December 7, 2017
Michel Duquet of the Canadian Historical Association and Nicola Katz of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences shared lessons from their experiences for effectively developing scholarly associations’ digital presence. In this peer-to-peer exchange, participants learned about:
- Getting started on social engagement
- Platforms that work for the scholarly community
- Measuring and modifying as you go
- Preparing a campaign
- Gearing up for #congressh
Assessing impacts in the HSS
Peter Severinson, Policy Analyst, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences; lead author, Approaches to Assessing Impacts in the Humanities and Social Sciences
David Phipps, Executive Director, Research & Innovation Services, York University
October 26, 2017
This webinar features discussion on how scholars in the humanities and social sciences (HSS) are approaching the challenge of impact assessment. The session featured David Phipps, Executive Director, Research & Innovation Services, York University who was an advisor on the Federation’s Impacts Project and is one of Canada’s leading knowledge-mobilization proponents. His co-presenter was be Federation Policy Analyst Peter Severinson, lead author of the Federation’s latest report on impact assessment. Join this interactive session to learn about:
- The state of the impacts discussion: Canadian context, feedback from members
- Key observations and recommended approaches in assessing impacts in HSS
- Views and experiences from other participants
Membership recruitment and retention strategies
Sherry Fox, Executive Administrator and Conference Coordinator, Canadian Sociological Association
January 24, 2017
This webinar features insight and discussion of the Canadian Sociological Association’s successful strategies for member recruitment and retention, including: building personal connections; best practices in communication; setting membership terms and fees; and conveying the value of membership. This event took place in English.
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