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University of Regina to host Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2018

 

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REGINA, January 16, 2015 – The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to announce that it has selected the University of Regina to host the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2018. Over 7,000 attendees are expected to participate at Canada`s largest academic gathering.

“It is with great excitement that we look ahead to a Congress in Regina,” said Antonia Maioni, President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. “The University of Regina has demonstrated its commitment to a vibrant and growing Aboriginal student body, to inter-disciplinary partnerships addressing some of Canada`s most important challenges and to international research collaboration. These are all areas that Congress will serve to feature and further enrich.”

“The University of Regina is proud to have been chosen to host Congress 2018 and we look forward to welcoming scholars from across Canada to our campus,” said Dr. Vianne Timmons, University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor. “This will be a great opportunity to highlight our world-class scholarship and research, while also demonstrating outstanding prairie hospitality to our visitors. I would like to thank our university and community partners for supporting the bid and for the vital role they played in bringing Congress to Regina for the first time”.

“I want to congratulate the University of Regina for being selected to host this prestigious event,” Minister of Advanced Education Kevin Doherty said. “This will be a great opportunity to showcase both the University and the city of Regina, while providing a platform for participants to exchange ideas and dialogue with their national counterparts.”

Congress, which is the largest multidisciplinary academic gathering in Canada, brings together scholars, students, practitioners and policy-makers from across the country and around the world to share knowledge and innovative research. Discussions centre on issues related to a broad spectrum of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including literature, geography, theatre, sociology, education, digital humanities and history. Congress 2018 will take place from May 26 to June 1, making it the event’s 87th consecutive year.

With 10 faculties recognized for excellence and innovative programs leading to bachelor, master and doctoral degrees, the University of Regina is serving the needs of its approximately 14,000 students. Dedicated to creating greater opportunity through knowledge and action, the University of Regina is contributing to the social, cultural and economic development of Saskatchewan, Canada and the world.

About the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

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.

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Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
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Natalie Tomczak                              
External Relations                          
University of Regina                        
Office: 306-337-2452                      
natalie.tomczak@uregina.ca