janvier 2014

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SSH News: ASPP, Outaouais Salon du Livre, Canada Reads 2014, Annual Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference

This week, the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences was pleased and honoured to welcome Annalise Acorn as an expert in Law for the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP). Annalise Acorn is a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta. With research interests that include the theory of the emotions in the context of conflict and justice, she has also authored a book entitled Compulsory Compassion: A Critique of Restorative Justice on the rhetoric of the restorative movement. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the ASPP is a unique program that helps...

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Moving beyond the mic: Big Thinking speakers keep thinking big

Since the kick-off to the 2013-2014 season, three of the Federation’s Big Thinking lectures have featured a top-flight researcher who continues to make airwaves with ideas and opinions on issues affecting current policy discussions. Let’s see what they have been up to since speaking to us in Ottawa...

In October, Richard Hawkins, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at the University of Calgary, “proposed how policy makers can - and must - start thinking very differently about innovation. He argued that Canadian policies aimed at stimulating innovation are directly at odds with what we've...

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SSH News: We Teach Ontario, Creating the Future U, Impact of the Social Sciences, Open Data for Development Challenge, Canada Council for the Arts APM, Canada-Africa Research Exchange Grants

We Teach Ontario, an initiative of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations, highlights “the ways in which Ontario’s professors and academic librarians are connecting teaching and research to produce exceptional student learning, community engagement, and cutting-edge knowledge.” Most recently, Lisa Philips, Professor and Associate Vice-President of Research at Osgoode Hall Law School (York University) and Director of Research Policy at the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, has been featured in a We Teach...

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Le Collège universitaire Glendon, de l’Université York, sera l’hôte de la cérémonie de remise des Prix du Canada

 

Jessica Clark, Fédération des sciences humaines

La Fédération des sciences humaines et l’Université York sont ravies d’annoncer qu’elles ont établi un nouveau partenariat selon lequel York sera l’hôte de la cérémonie de remise des Prix du Canada de 2014. La cérémonie aura lieu le 7 mai 2014 sur le campus du Collège universitaire Glendon de York, au centre-ville de Toronto.

Nous espérons que nos collègues et amis de la communauté des sciences humaines, en particulier ceux de la région du Grand Toronto, seront nombreux à se joindre à nous pour rendre hommage aux lauréats de ces prix prestigieux.

Compte tenu de son mandat bilingue et du fait que ses activités sont centrées sur l’éducation en sciences humaines, le Collège universitaire de...

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Le Collège universitaire Glendon, de l’Université York, sera l’hôte de la cérémonie de remise des Prix du Canada

 

Jessica Clark, Fédération des sciences humaines

La Fédération des sciences humaines et l’Université York sont ravies d’annoncer qu’elles ont établi un nouveau partenariat selon lequel York sera l’hôte de la cérémonie de remise des Prix du Canada de 2014. La cérémonie aura lieu le 7 mai 2014 sur le campus du Collège universitaire Glendon de York, au centre-ville de Toronto.

Nous espérons que nos collègues et amis de la communauté des sciences humaines, en particulier ceux de la région du Grand Toronto, seront nombreux à se joindre à nous pour rendre hommage aux lauréats de ces prix prestigieux.

Compte tenu de son mandat bilingue et du fait que ses activités sont centrées sur l’éducation en sciences humaines, le Collège universitaire de...

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Book Launch: The Impact of the Social Sciences

With a backdrop of growing importance of achieving research “impact”, scholars at the London School of Economics (LSE) have urged social scientists to join forces across disciplines and make far better use of an “impact” agenda for social science research. The aim of their appeal has been to demonstrate the benefits of social science research to the wider economy and society. Their “shorter, better, faster, free” mantra is being echoed this week in a newly released book, The Impact of the Social Sciences: How Academics and Their Research Make a Difference.

The book’s landmark analyses are based on a three year research project studying how UK-based academic research in the social sciences achieves...

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SSH News: Congress 2014 registration, SSHRC Storytellers competition deadline, International Education Strategy, ERA Can+ info sessions, Apprenticeship harmonization, Big Thinking

It has been a full week of launches and announcements to support higher education and apprenticeship programs. Registration has opened for the 2014 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Held from May 24 to 30, 2014 at Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario, the Congress program is continually being updated, with new and exciting programming, including Congress Expo and the Big Thinking lecture series.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has extended the deadline for its...

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L’inscription pour le Congrès 2014 a débuté

Et voilà… on y va! L’inscription a débuté pour le Congrès des sciences humaines 2014, qui aura lieu du 24 au 30 mai 2014 à la Brock University, située à St. Catharines, Ontario. Nichée entre deux Grands lacs au cœur de l’Ontario vinicole, nos hôtes nous offrent leurs magnifique campus et des installations de classe mondiale.

Le thème pour le Congrès 2014 est « Frontières sans limites » et renvoie à la proximité de l’université avec la frontière géopolitique américaine, et tout particulièrement à la nécessité de réfléchir, travailler et créer par-delà les limites disciplinaires,...

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Ouverture de la période de mises en candidatures pour les élections du Conseil d'administration de la Fédération

Véronique Mallet, Fédération des sciences humaines

La Fédération lance la période de mise en candidature en vue des élections du Conseil d’administration. À partir d’aujourd’hui, le 13 janvier 2014, les candidats intéressés sont invités à poser leur candidature pour les postes suivants :

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SSH News: CFI national funding announcement, SSHRC Storytellers competition deadline, Grand Challenges Canada funding opportunities, and Interrogating Access conference

Research infrastructure received a $63-million boost from the Government of Canada this week. Greg Rickford, Minister of State for Science and Technology, announced the investment in support of cutting-edge research equipment, laboratories and tools that researchers need to make tomorrow's breakthroughs and to improve the lives of Canadians.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) wants your submissions for its Research for a better life: The Storytellers competition!...

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New international research opportunities from Mitacs Globalink

Mitacs Globalink

Guest blog by Mitacs

International collaborations are proving increasingly valuable to research, and universities across Canada are looking to establish worldwide linkages through the two-way mobility of talented students.

Mitacs has promoted student mobility through its Globalink program, which has been bringing top-ranked international undergraduates to Canada for research projects since 2009.

This success prompted Mitacs to explore new avenues for cross-border partnerships. We are pleased to announce the launch of the Globalink Research Award, which gives senior undergraduate and graduate students from the social sciences, humanities...

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Mot-clic du Congrès des sciences humaines 2014

L’édition du Congrès des sciences humaines de 2013 a connu un grand succès sur le plan de la fréquentation et des échanges en ligne entre les congressistes, la Fédération et nos hôtes à la University of Victoria. Parmi les médias sociaux, Twitter a été une de nos plateformes les plus utilisées et le mot-clic #congress2013 est devenu un espace privilégié de connexion, partage d’informations et discussion spécialement riche en semaine. Du 1er au 8 juin, nous avons enregistré 7 600 messages texte sur #congress2013, et 1 600 de ceux-là en à peine une journée!

Aujourd’hui, la visite de #congress2013 diffère sensiblement. Encore en ce moment et même pendant le Congrès, le flux s’étend également aux gazouillis se rapportant à d’autres événements qui utilisent le même mot-clic… y compris les critiques acerbes adressées à...

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Copyright and the modern academic: a series of debates at Congress 2014

Copyright law is a contentious issue for Canadian academics in their roles as teachers, researchers and creators. This will be explored at Congress 2014 in a series of three debates involving some of Canada’s leading copyright experts and practitioners including: Michael Geist (Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law, University of Ottawa) and Glenn Rollans (Partner, Brush Education Publishing); Howard Knopf (counsel, Macera & Jarzyna), and Roanie Levy (Executive Director, Access Copyright); Sam Trosow (Western University) and others.

The debates are organised by Blayne Haggart of Brock University, in partnership with...

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