Expanding SSRCC membership


1964 - Social Science Research Council of Canada expands membership base

James Mallory of McGill works tirelessly to make the Social Science Research Council of Canada (SSRCC) more representative. Mallory is chairman of the SSRCC from 1965 to 1967 and he contests certain established procedures in the council. Mallory uses his role to democratize the council, promoting Québec scholars and having either a francophone President or Vice President. Mallory also expands the council’s base by incorporating representatives from learned societies, social science groups, the public service and universities. Out of his desire to increase university involvement, Mallory chooses members from the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). Mallory further pushes the SSRCC's 1966 constitutional rewrite to strengthen the relationship between AUCC and the SSRCC.