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Milena Stanoeva
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Library and Archives Canada Preservation CentreThe Tyee has a detailed breakdown of the effects that budget cuts will have on the operation of Library and Archives Canada, including shorter hours, fewer support staff, and the elimination of key services. Read the full list here.

The Council of Ontario Universities has launched Research Matters, a website dedicated to highlighting the work of Ontario’s research community. Check out the innovative research projects featured on the site and submit your own story at ...

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News from the social sciences and humanities

Milena Stanoeva Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

CFHSS president Graham Carr issued a response to Margaret Wente’s column in the Globe and Mail attacking the value of a degree in the humanities and social sciences. You can read more responses from some of our member institutions here.

Vivek Wadhwa of the Washington Post...

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News from the social sciences and humanities

Milena Stanoeva
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Statistics Canada is facing significant budget cuts and staff layoffs that critics worry will result in the quality of data produced by the agency being compromised. Léo Charbonneau of University Affairs reports that two programs that have already been discontinued are the University and Colleges Academic Staff System, which analyzes data on university faculty in Canada, as well as the Education Matters publication, whose last issue was released this month. On the other hand, Alex Usher of Higher Education Strategy Associates points out that cuts are not to Statistics Canada’s analytical capacity but...

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News from the social sciences and humanities

Milena Stanoeva
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Governor GeneralWith Congress only three weeks away, excitement is mounting. Yesterday, we announced the addition of Governor General David Johnson to the Congress Big Thinking line-up. The Governor General will deliver the opening keynote on May 26. The announcement was covered by The Record.

Alex Usher wrote a blog post on the need for university faculty to be able to counsel their students on careers outside of the academy for Higher Education Strategy...

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News from the social sciences and humanities

Milena Stanoeva
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Susan R. Fisher

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada has signed a new licensing agreement with Access Copyright. University Affairs published an analysis of the agreement.

The Chilliwack Progress published a profile of Canada Prize in the humanities winner Susan R. Fisher. Fisher won the prize...

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News from the social sciences and humanities

Milena Stanoeva
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

SocialScienceSpace is launching a new podcast series called Social Science Bites on May 10. The series will feature interviews with prominent social scientists, including Danny Dorling, Richard Sennett, Rom Harre, Stephen Pinker, Angela McRobbie and Sonia Livingstone, with an aim to make social science research more publicly accessible and engaging.

Impact of Social Sciences published several notable blog posts on the importance of improving the ways in which we communicate research findings. Melissa Terras...

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News from the social sciences and humanities

Milena Stanoeva
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

CFHSS president Graham Carr with 2012 winners of the Canada Prizes

If you couldn’t make it to the Canada Prize award ceremony in Montreal two weeks ago, or if you just want to relive the magic, don’t despair. We are releasing a series of short videos featuring the winning authors, starting with Veronica Strong-Boag, winner of the Canada Prize in the Social Sciences – English, who talks about her work on the history of social welfare for children and youth. You can watch the video here.

David Naylor, president of the University of Toronto,...

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News from the social sciences and humanities

Milena Stanoeva
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

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The winners of the 2012 Canada Prizes were announced today at a ceremony in Montreal's Musée des beaux-arts. Congratulations to Susan R. Fisher, Louise Vigneault, Veronica Strong-Boag and Michel Ducharme. The official press release, along with information on the winning works, is available here.

In light of the current context, Canada’s research community received some good news in the 2012 Federal Budget. Amongst a host of measures, the Economic Action Plan proposes new investments to promote research...

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Milena Stanoeva Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Record wrote about Congress earlier this week. In particular, the article discusses the trail festival, which will be held on May 25 as a way of celebrating Kitchener-Waterloo’s trails and welcoming congress-goers with live music, crafts, tours and talks. Times Higher Education featured an article on the rise of the number of...

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News from the social sciences and humanities

Milena Stanoeva
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Guardian’s Higher Education Network featured a guest article by David Phipps of Research Impact. In this first in a series of four article, Phipps explains what knowledge mobilization is and why it is important for academics to find ways beyond the academic journal to communicate their findings to the public.

The Guardian also featured an article by Matt Batstone, director of Britain’s New College of the Humanities, arguing that, contrary to popular belief, humanities graduates do very well professionally and take up leadership positions in all spheres of...

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