Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

What to expect at Career Corner 2015

By University Affairs staff

Come get some advice to kick-start your academic or non-academic career! Here are some sessions that we recommend you attend at this year’s Career Corner at the University of Ottawa.

How to tell your research story

When: Sunday, May 31, 2015, 13:00 - 14:30

Presenter: Shari Graydon, Informed Opinions

This workshop provides specific strategies and concrete tools to help you more effectively tell your research story in ways designed to engage a broad public audience, either directly or through the media. More information here.

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Career Corner presenters bring a wealth of knowledge to grad students

 

Watch previous Career Corner presenters share tips on how to make the PhD and job-hunting experiences easier.

Congress 2014: Why grad students should have an online presence

Presenter: Amy Elder, director of Career Services at Brock University

Congress 2013: How to deal with Impostor Syndrome

Presenter: Janet Sheppard, counsellor at the University of Victoria

Congress 2013: Deciding on a career inside or outside academia...

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Federalism as a tool to rethink our relations

Jean Leclair, Trudeau Fellow and Professor of Constitutional Law at the Université de Montréal

In Canada as elsewhere, Indigenous peoples have long been marginalized by the law. Recently, however, judicial decisions recognizing the existence of “aboriginal rights” have given certain Indigenous groups leverage in negotiating territorial agreements.

Despite these recent successes in Canadian courts, much of Canadian law still reflects the policies of subjugation of individual and collective Indigenous existence that the country applied without batting an eyelid before the 1950s.

The most difficult stumbling block in establishing relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples – an obstacle that constitutionalizing aboriginal rights has not resolved – is the essentialization of...

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Don't miss Congress Expo!

Mara Juneau, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Congress Expo is an added bonus to the already bustling atmosphere of Congress. Expo offers something for everyone; it is your chance to meet and network with leading scholars, explore the latest in scholarly publishing, attend thought-provoking discussions, presentations, book launches and signings.

Every year publishers and exhibitors come from all across the country to showcase literary works and services selectively chosen for Congress attendees.

Here are our top reasons to attend Expo:

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Ne ratez pas l’Expo du Congrès!

Mara Juneau, Fédération des sciences humaines

L’Expo du Congrès vient raviver l’atmosphère déjà trépidante du Congrès. L’Expo offre des activités pour tous les goûts; vous aurez la chance de faire connaissance et d’établir des contacts avec des intellectuels de premier plan, de découvrir les plus récentes productions de l’édition savante, d’assister à des débats stimulants, des présentations, des lancements de livres et des séances de signature.

Chaque année, éditeurs et exposants convergent des quatre coins du pays pour promouvoir des créations littéraires et proposer des services spécialement choisis  pour les congressistes.

Voici nos principales raisons incitant à visiter l’Expo :

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A mega brainstorm!

Caroline Milliard, Manager, Media Relations at the University of Ottawa

The first image evoked by the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is that of a huge gathering of academics, researchers and intellectuals from different disciplines to exchange ideas and create unique partnerships.

This year, that image will be doubly meaningful since Congress will be held at the University of Ottawa, a crossroads of ideas and culture.

Defy the conventional. This is how the University of Ottawa defines itself. It is a place where bold minds gather to redefine debates and generate transformative ideas.

But what does that mean, exactly?

Here are a few examples of innovative ideas generated on our campus:...

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Celebrating 50 Years: our 50th birthday and our 50th Congress!

 

Linda Gerber, President, Canadian Sociological Association

The roots of the Canadian Sociological Association are found in the Anthropology and Sociology Chapter of the Canadian Political Science Association, which was established in 1955. By the early 1960s, Chapter members were discussing the possibility of establishing a journal and a separate association. The first issue of the Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology was published in February 1964 as the Official Journal of the Anthropology and Sociology Chapter, for it would be 1965 before the separate Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA) was established, with headquarters at what is now Concordia University in Montreal. By 2007, sociologists and anthropologists had gone their separate ways: the association and...

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Canada can learn from the UK’s “The Business of People” report

Nour Aoude, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Released by the UK’s Campaign for Social Science  on February 24, 2015, “The Business of People” report underscores the critical role that social science research should play in the that country’s science and innovation strategy. The report’s release comes two months after the UK government’s December 2014 announcement of its science and innovation policy. While the policy clarifies that “science” is used to encompass “the natural, physical and social sciences, engineering, technology, the arts and humanities”, there is...

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Caring Across Boundaries at Congress

Andrea Auger, Reconciliation and Research Manager, First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada

The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (the Caring Society) is thrilled to be a part of the 2015 Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences. We invite attendees to see the “Caring Across Boundaries” photo exhibition that brings viewers closer to the lived realities and aspirations of three First Nations communities: Attawapiskat First Nation (Ontario), Carrier Sekani Nations (British Columbia) and Tobique First Nation (New Brunswick). Seen through the lens of internationally renowned photographer Liam Sharp, members of the First Nations invite people to take positive steps towards reconciliation and a future of wellbeing for First Nations and all children and youth in Canada.

Caring Across Boundaries has...

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On the Move at Congress 2015

Dr. Barb Neis, Project Director & Danielle Devereaux, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, On the Move Partnership

The On the Move Partnership is thrilled to be partnering with CBC Ideas and the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences to present: “On the Move: Temporary Foreign Worker Policy in Canada.” This public event will take place during 2015 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, on the evening of June 2nd at the University of Ottawa.  

On the Move is a seven-year SSHRC-funded programme of research happening in Canada investigating the spectrum of employment-related geographical mobility from daily commutes to prolonged absences and extended...

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