OTTAWA, February 12, 2015 – The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes today’s news of the appointment of Dr. Ted Hewitt as President of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, effective March 1, 2015.
"The Federation recognizes Dr. Hewitt as a distinguished champion for the humanities and social sciences,” says Antonia Maioni, President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. “Dr. Hewitt brings a deep-seated understanding and appreciation for how research and learning in the humanities and social sciences can positively benefit the social, political and economic landscape of Canada. We look forward to working with him.”
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The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research, learning and an understanding of the contributions made by the humanities and the social sciences towards a free and democratic society. Established in 1940, with a membership now comprising 160+ universities, colleges and scholarly associations, the Federation represents a diverse community of 85,000 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 www.ideas-idees.ca.