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Le parcours de carrière des diplômés en sciences humaines plus stable avec le temps

Matthew McKean, Analyste des politiques, Fédération des sciences humaines

Vous savez, ces amis diplômés dans les domaines de l’informatique, des mathématiques, des sciences de l’ingénieur et de l’administration des affaires — ceux-là mêmes qui n’ont jamais pris vraiment au sérieux votre diplôme ès arts et qui se vantaient des salaires mirobolants gagnés à l’issue de leurs études? En réalité, leurs emplois et leurs revenus se sont avérés plus volatils qu’ils n’étaient disposés à l’admettre. Une nouvelle étude a permis de constater qu’au cours des quelque quinze dernières années, les diplômés en lettres, sciences humaines et sciences de la santé ont connu des parcours de carrière plus stables.

Le ...

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SSH News: Research universities come together to promote SSH, humanities degrees provide great return on investment, SSH students less vulnerable to job booms and busts

Research universities promote the social sciences and humanities

A network of global research universities, including the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities, has come together to discuss the important role of the SSH in tackling the world’s most pressing challenges. The initiative, kickstarted by the League of European Research Universities (LERU), calls for an expanded role for the social sciences and humanities in tackling problems through interdisciplinary research.

Humanities degrees provide great return on investment

According to an article by Jeffrey Dorfman in Forbes...

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An Easy, Inexpensive Solution for Simultaneous Translation

Kate Mulcrone, Convene magazine

This article originally appeared in Convene, magazine of the Professional Convention Management Association.

As associations continue to grow their international membership, simultaneous translation at events is moving from a nice-to-have to a must-have feature — even as translation can be expensive and a logistical headache. But Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Manager of Congress Terry D’Angelo has found a simple, low-cost solution.

Because her organization is headquartered in Ottawa, in bilingual...

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Le PAES en vedette au Salon du livre de Montréal

Jessica Clark, Fédération des sciences humaines

Vendredi dernier, j’ai eu encore une fois le privilège de participer au Salon du livre de Montréal au nom de la Fédération et du Prix d’auteurs pour l’édition savante (PAES). Le Salon est un paradis pour les passionnés du livre de tous bords, y compris votre servitrice! Comme à l’accoutumée, j’ai eu le plaisir de m’engager parmi les kiosques aux couleurs vives, des montagnes de livres superbes et de ressentir le frisson d’énergie qui se répand dans le hall. Après avoir butiné un petit moment, mon attention s’est portée à l’objet principal de ma participation à...

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SSH News: World Philosophy Day, Bartha Knoppers named Grande Montréalaise, recession sends graduates back to school according to study

World Philosophy Day

November 20 is World Philosophy Day, an initiative by UNESCO. The event has been celebrated since 2002. This year’s theme is “Social Transformation and Intercultural Dialogue”. Programmed events for the day, as well as suggestions for how everyone can join the celebration can be found here.

Big Thinking speaker Bartha Knoppers in media

Bartha Knoppers, McGill University professor and Director of the Centre for Genomics and Policy makes the...

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RSC report makes compelling case for why libraries and archives are essential, but vulnerable

Matthew McKean, Policy Analyst, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Last week, the Royal Society of Canada released its report on the status and future of Canada’s libraries and archives, entitled “The Future Now: Canada’s Libraries, Archives, and Public Memory.” The RSC’s defense of libraries and archives and its call for collective action is vital, reflecting the core values of the humanities and social science research community.

The...

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Une traduction financée par le PAES reçoit le Prix littéraire du Gouverneur général

Jessica Clark, Fédération des sciences humaines

La Fédération des sciences humaines a le plaisir de féliciter Peter Feldstein, gagnant du Prix littéraire du Gouverneur général de cette année dans la catégorie Traduction du français vers l’anglais pour Paul-Émile Borduas: A Critical Biography publiée par McGill-Queen’s University Press, traduction de Paul-Émile Borduas (1905-1960) : biographie critique et analyse de l’œuvre écrit par François-Marc Gagnon. (Ce livre a bénéficié en partie d’une subvention de...

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Humanities and social science research is crucial to our understanding of the changing workplace

Jean-Marc Mangin, Executive Director, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

In her recent op-ed for The Globe and Mail, Federation President and McGill Professor Antonia Maioni rightly asks why women, who have outnumbered men at universities for years, remain underrepresented in leadership positions in the workplace. Behind these numbers, suggests Maioni, is a larger picture of evolving notions of work-life balance spearheaded by women who are successfully negotiating a happier (and healthier) model of work. This...

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SSH News: Globe and Mail op-ed by Antonia Maioni, maximizing policy impact of research, student program choice, and other news

Globe and Mail op-ed by Antonia Maioni

A new op-ed by Federation President Antonia Maioni has appeared in The Globe and Mail. Maioni looks at the numbers of women in professional leadership positions and asks why women are underrepresented. Behind these numbers, suggests Maioni, is a larger picture of evolving notions of work-life balance spearheaded by women who are successfully negotiating a happy (and healthy) model of work.

Government of Canada invests $118m to support next generation of research talent...

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Understanding Video Games: Interview with Professor Sean Gouglas

Nour Aoude, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The most economically important cultural medium out there today, a cultural touchstone for two generations of Canadians, and a fantastic medium for expression, entertainment and social commentary.

This is how Professor Sean Gouglas described video games in his interview with the Federation.

Gouglas is Director of the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Alberta, and...

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