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Nouvelles des sciences humaines

Milena Stanoeva
Fédération canadienne des sciences humaines

Le jeudi 8 décembre, Lou Hammond Ketilson de la University of Saskatchewan, a présenté une causerie Voir Grand sur l’effet économique des coopératives. Si vous avez manqué la présentation de Mme Hammond Ketilson, elle est disponible en format vidéo. Mme Hammond Ketilson a aussi été interviewée par The Western Producer.

Un rapport commandé par le New Humanities College, un collège à but lucratif qui ouvrira en Angleterre l’année prochaine, indique que soixante pourcent des leaders anglais dans les milieux du commerce et de la politique ont des diplômes dans les sciences humaines et les arts. Ce rapport conteste l’idée que les étudiants obtenant...

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Disorders of Sex Development: De-Queering the ‘I’ in LGBTQI2-S

Catherine Clune-Taylor, University of Alberta
Guest Contributor

This entry is part of the CFHSS’s VP Equity Issues series on issues related to LGBTQI2-S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, intersex and Two-Spirited) peoples.

In 1993 activist Cheryl Chase founded the Intersex Society of North America (ISNA), kick-starting what would come to be known as the intersex rights movement. Since then, the word intersex has become more controversial, more contested and more divisive than ever before. First used in 1917 by biologist Richard...

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Desiring and Doing Equity: The Triangle Program for LGBTIQ2S Youth

Doreen Fumia, Ryerson University
Guest Contributor This entry is part of the CFHSS’s VP Equity Issues series on issues related to LGBTQI2-S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, intersex and Two-Spirited) peoples.

I would like to add to the Equity Matters discussions about queer equity in public education with some thoughts that have surfaced from an ethnographic study I recently conducted. The study is based on the Toronto District School Board’s (TDSB) Triangle Program, Canada’s only publicly...

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News from the social sciences and humanities

Milena Stanoeva
Fédération canadienne des sciences humaines

André Grace, professeur d’éducation à la University of Alberta, a reçu le Killiam Professorship pour son travail en tant que directeur du Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services à la University of Alberta, qui travaille avec les jeunes de la communauté pour leur démontrer l’importance de l’inclusion des lesbiennes, gays, bisexuel(le)s, transgenres, intersexué(e)s, allosexuel(le)s et bispirituel(les). Grace travaille sur le développement de différentes initiatives pour faire des communautés et des écoles des lieux sûrs pour les jeunes qui ne s’identifient pas comme hétérosexuels.

Le Harvard Gazette a publié un article sur Jeffrey Schnapp, qui...

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The Note-taker: Innovative assistive technology enables blind scholars to take notes

Michael J. Astrauskas, Arizona State University
Guest contributor

This entry is part of the CFHSS’s VP Equity Issues series on diversity, creativity and innovation / diversité, innovation et créativité

To see a whiteboard at the front of the class, students with severe visual impairment typically use a monocular for far-sight viewing. This provides a greatly magnified but a very narrow field of view of the board. In addition to the monocular, they might need to use their glasses for note-taking (i.e. near-sight viewing). As these students take notes in class, they must repeatedly switch back and...

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CFHSS congratulates members of its board on their new appointments

Here at CFHSS we are very proud of the excellence and expertise among our Board of Directors. The members of our board show tremendous leadership at their institutions, and that translates into strong leadership of CFHSS as well.

We are, therefore, pleased to congratulate CFHSS president Graham Carr on being named the Interim Vice-President of Research and Graduate Studies at Concordia University. For more information on the announcement you can read the Concordia release here.

Graham’s new position follows the recent appointment of Karen Grant, our Vice-President Research Policy, to the post of Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research at Mount Allison University, and the appointment of Noreen Golfman, our Past-President, to a position on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Graduate...

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Nouvelles des sciences humaines

Milena Stanoeva
Fédération canadienne des sciences humaines

Ce matin, la dernière causerie Voir Grand de la saison a eu lieu sur la colline du parlement. Mme Lou Hammond Ketilson de la University of Saskatchewan a présenté sur l’importance des caisses populaires et des credit unions pour les communautés canadiennes. Une vidéo de la présentation sera affichée sur notre site web sous peu. Merci à tous qui sont venus et nous espérons vous revoir en janvier pour la nouvelle saison de causeries.

Le mardi, 6 décembre, le secrétariat des Réseaux de Centres d’Excellence (RCE) a lancé un concours pour un Centre d’excellence en recherche Canada-Inde (CERCI). Le candidat sélectionné recevra 15 millions de dollars sur cinq ans pour établir des partenariats qui accéléreront l’échange de connaissances issues  de la recherche entre le Canada et l’Inde dans des domaines qui ont...

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Conversion Therapy Fantasies and Religious Opposition to LGBTQ-inclusive Education

Catherine Taylor, University of Winnipeg
Guest Contributor

This entry is part of the CFHSS’s VP Equity Issues series on issues related to LGBTQI2-S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, intersex and Two-Spirited) peoples.

As we look towards International Human Rights Day on 10 December, I share the frustration of many students, parents, and educators that as a nation we often stand timidly by while LGBTQ young people are being hurt in hostile school cultures, citing our...

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Remembering December 6: Linking Structural and Interpersonal Violence in LGBTQ Lives

Janice Ristock, University of Manitoba
Guest Contributor

This entry is part of the CFHSS’s VP Equity Issues series on issues related to LGBTQI2-S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, intersex and Two-Spirited) peoples.

December 6th, today, marks the national day of remembrance and action on violence against women. It is the anniversary of the 1989 l’École Polytechnique de Montréal massacre where fourteen women were singled out and murdered by Marc...

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Nouvelles des sciences humaines

Milena Stanoeva
Fédération canadienne des sciences humaines

Le gouvernement du Canada a lancé un concours pour l’attribution de dix nouvelles chaires d’excellence en recherche du Canada. La FCSH est heureuse de constater que la compétition inclut trois chaires dans des secteurs pertinents à l’économie numérique et quatre autres chaires ouvertes à tous les champs de recherche, y compris les sciences humaines.

Le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines (CRSH) a lancé une nouvelle consultation pour le renouvellement de son programme Savoir et Connexion, qui appuie les étudiants de cycles supérieurs et les stagiaires postdoctoraux. Le CRSH accepte les...

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Trans Trouble: Structural and ‘Administrative En-gendering’ as the Academic-Corporate Complex

Bobby Noble, York University
Guest Contributor This entry is part of the CFHSS’s VP Equity Issues series on issues related to LGBTQI2-S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and Two-Spirit) peoples.

As I sit down to draft this blog entry, Dean Spade’s important book Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Practice and the Limits of Law literally lands at my door. I’ve been thinking for a while now about the relationship between what Spade calls...

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