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Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences announces 2018 Board election results


OTTAWA, March 27, 2018 – The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to announce its Board of Directors 2018 election results. The new Board will take office following the Federation’s Annual General Meeting on May 27, 2018.

The following three positions were acclaimed:

Patrizia Albanese was acclaimed as President-Elect. Albanese is a Professor of Sociology at Ryerson University, Chair of the Ryerson University Research Ethics Board and a Past President of the Canadian Sociological Association. Albanese has been a member of the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP) Publications Committee since 2017 and played an integral role in Congress 2017 as Interdisciplinary Lead, which involved coordinating Ryerson’s interdisciplinary programming, facilitating faculty and student involvement, and liaising with Indigenous communities to develop Indigenous protocol for participating associations. She is doing research and publishing in the areas of policies affecting children, youth and families, including on the well-being of youth in Canadian Forces families, and on how care is conceptualized in Canadian family policies. Albanese holds a PhD from the University of Toronto.

Wesley Crichlow was acclaimed as Director, Equity and Diversity. Crichlow is the Associate Dean of Equity and Diversity at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), and the first person to hold that position.  He also serves as UOIT’s Director of Engagement and Recruitment for Black Youth in Care and as a member of the UOIT Presidential Equity Taskforce. He is the Equity Director of the Canadian Sociology and the Canadian Anthropology Society and Chair of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Service’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) at the Toronto South Detention Center. His teaching focuses on the challenges to implementing policies and practices that strengthen broader notions of diversity and social justice within educational institutions and organizations across Canada, accounting for the intersections of race, gender, class and LGBTQ2S identities. Crichlow holds a PhD from the University of Toronto.

Tim Goddard was acclaimed to a second term as Director, Teaching and Learning. A teacher for over four decades, Goddard is currently Professor of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island. He teaches in the field of educational administration and leadership, with a focus on international development and education in fragile communities. Goddard has been a regular attendee at Congress since 1994, presenting papers and serving in numerous roles with the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Administration (Board member, Program Chair, President) and the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (Board member, Vice-President). He was the Canadian representative to the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management and a member of the Canadian Association of Deans of Education.

The following appointment was made:

Marcel Martel was appointed Chair of the Awards to Scholarly Publishing Program (ASPP). Already a member of the ASPP Academic Council, Martel is holder of the Avie Bennett Historica Canada Chair in Canadian History at York University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Martel is a Professor of History at York and a specialist in twentieth-century Canadian history. He has published on nationalism, relations between Quebec and the French-speaking minorities of Canada, public policy and counterculture, moral regulation, deviance, drug use, and RCMP surveillance activities. He holds a BA from Université Laval and both an MA and PhD from York University, and is former Chair of the Department of History at York.

The results of the elections were ratified by the Board of Directors at its meeting on March 23-24, 2018. These results will be approved at the Annual General Meeting on May 27, 2018, after which date the four new Board members will assume their new roles.

To see the Federation’s new Board of Directors, effective May 27, 2108, click here.


About the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research and teaching for the advancement of an inclusive, democratic and prosperous society. With a membership now comprising over 160 universities, colleges and scholarly associations, the Federation represents a diverse community of 91,000 researchers and graduate students across Canada. The Federation organizes Canada’s largest academic gathering, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, bringing together more than 8,000 participants each year. For more information about the Federation, visit

Nicola Katz
Manager of Communications
Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
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