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Canada Prize 2011

Canada Prize recognizes Canada’s best and most ambitious research in the social sciences and humanities

March 24, 2011 - Ottawa, ON - The Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the winners of this year's Canada Prizes. These prizes are awarded annually in both French and English.

"The Federation is continually working towards promoting the vitality and diversity of Canada's academic publishing community" said Noreen Golfman, President of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. "The quality of this year's winners, and the relevance of their work to Canadian scholarship, is further motivation to ensure the sustainability of academic publishing in the social sciences and humanities" she added.

  • The Canada Prize in the Humanities was awarded to Louis-Jacques Dorais for The Language of the Inuit: Syntax, Semantics, and Society in the Arctic (McGill-Queen's University Press).
     
  • Le Prix du Canada en sciences humaines was awarded to Antoine Bosclair for L'École du regard. Poésie et peinture chez Saint-Denys Garneau, Roland Giguère et Robert Melançon (Fides).
     
  • The Canada Prize in the Social Sciences was awarded to Joy Parr for Sensing Changes: Technologies, Environments, and the Everyday, 1953-2003 (University of British Columbia Press).
     
  • Le Prix du Canada en sciences sociales was awarded to Marion Froger for Le cinéma à l'épreuve de la communauté. Le cinéma francophone de l'Office national du film, 1960-1985 (Presses de l'Université de Montréal).

These prizes recognise the merit of scholarly works that received funding through the Aid to Scholarly Publications Program. This program supports 185 titles, including up to five translations each year, with funding of $1.5 Million per year. For more information on this year's Canada Prize winners, visit www.fedcan.ca/canadaprize.

The Canada Prizes will be presented this weekend at the Annual Conference for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

More information or interview requests:
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