Investigating interdisciplinary programs


June 1989 - Task Force on the Interdisciplinary Programs and Activities (TIPA)

In January 1988, the Canadian Federation for the Humanities establishes a task force to study interdisciplinarity in relation to the Aid to Scholarly Publications Program. In particular, the task force examines issues with Women’s Studies. In June 1989, the task force releases a final report which helps define interdisciplinarity in the humanities and social sciences. TIPA argues that many disciplinary-specific projects cannot receive appropriate funding since they lack subcommittees. TIPA thus influences SSHRC’s formal recognition of Women’s Studies.