septembre 2013

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SSH News: Power of the Arts, SSHRC webinars, and Bibliographical Society of Canada call for proposals

 

Christine McKenna Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Can you believe it’s already the end of September? That was fast. The Power of the Arts National Forum is already upon us, and if you aren’t able to make it down to Carleton University you can still watch the plenary sessions live online. Federation President Antonia Maioni is providing a keynote on the last day of the conference, this Sunday, between 3 and 5 pm. You can also follow the action on Twitter.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council is hosting a series of webinars on October 2nd and 3rd to provide...

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SSH News: AUCC’s UniversityWorks, support for humanities research at McGill, and upcoming events

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) launched a new website on Tuesday that features short videos highlighting how positive university experiences can lead to rewarding careers in the future. The website, called UniversityWorks, includes testimonials by graduates from across the country, each reflecting on their personal university experience and how it has impacted their transition into the world of work. Some of the topics discussed so far include internships, studying abroad, and the opportunities created by pursuing an arts degree, and AUCC is inviting other Canadian graduates to submit videos sharing their own stories.

McGill University has received...

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SSH News: Imagining Canada’s Future, Big Thinking with Richard Hawkins, and the Power of the Arts National Forum

Christine McKenna Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has released the results of their Imagining Canada’s Future initiative, which includes six future challenge areas likely to emerge as Canada moves through the next few decades in an evolving global context. Following a cross-Canada consultation period launched in 2011, the six challenges were designated as areas in which SSHRC believes it can and should make a difference with help from the Canadian social sciences and humanities research community. Visit their...

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SSH News: CIBC report responses, volunteer at the World Social Science Forum, and the Royal Society of Canada names new fellows and award winners

 

Last week saw the release of a report from CIBC about the current state of employment prospects for university graduates. Since then, discussions about the value of a university education have ramped up across the Canadian media, with many questioning the practicality of studying in disciplines associated with the liberal arts. In response, an article in the ...

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Lancement des vidéos des Prix du Canada

Les éditeurs ont commencé à soumettre des candidatures pour l’édition 2014 des Prix du Canada. La Fédération décerne ces prix chaque année aux meilleurs livres savants en sciences humaines et sociales ayant bénéficié du soutien financier du Prix d’auteurs pour l’édition savante. Tous les ans, nous présentons les lauréats dans une série de brèves vidéos où ils parlent des fascinantes activités de recherche à l’origine de leurs ouvrage primés. Sont présentées ci-après les vidéos officielles des lauréats des Prix du Canada 2013.

Laissez Michel Nareau, gagnant du Prix du Canada en sciences humaines, vous révéler les dimensions politiques et culturelles cachées du baseball :

 

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