January 1987 - SSFC proposes a general-interest magazine to publicize social science research in Canada
From the early 1980s, the Social Sciences Federation of Canada (SSFC) realizes the importance of communication to stay relevant and representative. The federation wants to communicate scientific information to the non-scientific community. In 1982, Executive Director Alex Michalos considers the issue through media such as radio, TV or a magazine. In January 1987, the SSFC commissions a feasibility study for a magazine to popularize Canadian social science research.