SSH News: Big Thinking video, Paul Davidson speech, university-college agreement, and IDRC-SSHRC awards
Jim Miller: Why Don’t We Get Along? (video available)
Jim Miller’s Big Thinking on the Hill lecture, Why Don’t We Get Along? is now available in full on our YouTube channel. Happy viewing!
Smarter Skills for a Smarter Canada
Paul Davidson, president of AUCC, spoke at the Economic Club of Canada on September 25th about the key role that university education plays in preparing students, including art grads, to succeed and innovate. Davidson pays special attention to the flexibility of options at Canadian...
SSH News: Op-ed by Antonia Maioni, SSHRC Impact Awards, Trudeau Fellowships, Transatlantic Science Week
Antonia Maioni: Arts graduates are best prepared for the unexpected
An op-ed by Federation president Antonia Maioni in The Globe and Mail challenges the notion of the outdated BA. Maioni reflects on the contemporary, cross-disciplinary BA which offers students a solid preparation for the future of work.
SSHRC Impact Awards
SSHRC has announced the finalists for its Impact Awards, which recognize outstanding achievements among humanities and social science research that has received SSHRC funding. The finalists fall under four award categories: Talent, Insight,...
By Karen Diepeveen
The last few years have seen a lot of buzz around Open Access: its benefits, challenges, opportunities and obstacles. The granting councils have begun exploring Open Access for journals. For the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, one of the biggest questions has emerged around Open Access and monographs.
The Federation’s Awards to Scholarly Publications Program has existed for many years. As the Open Access discussion has progressed, the ASPP has been linked to more and more questions about what – if any – Open Access policy should exist.
And so, in October 2013, the Federation embarked on a multi-year project to develop an Open Access policy for the ASPP. The initial...
Our mission at the Federation is to promote the value of research and learning in the social sciences and humanities (SSH). Often we’re asked, don’t you feel excluded when people talk about “science and technology (S&T)” or “science” as a catch-phrase for all research? Of course we’d like a greater focus on the value of the SSH in conversations about research, and that’s something the secretariat works on in our discussions with policy makers. But the basic answer to the question is no, we do not feel excluded. Today, “S&T” is increasingly defined to include the arts, humanities and social sciences, as well as the natural and health sciences and engineering. We know that SSH research in Canada is world-class, and believe that collaboration between the SSH and organizations in the natural and health sciences and engineering makes all research stronger.
This type of interdisciplinary collaboration and understanding is something the Federation actively promotes....
Also this week, Skills for the Future was hosted by provincial and territorial education and labour market ministers in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. This joint symposium aimed at bringing together government, business, labour, academic leaders, and student groups to address the...