mars 2015


Celebrating 50 Years: our 50th birthday and our 50th Congress!


Linda Gerber, President, Canadian Sociological Association

The roots of the Canadian Sociological Association are found in the Anthropology and Sociology Chapter of the Canadian Political Science Association, which was established in 1955. By the early 1960s, Chapter members were discussing the possibility of establishing a journal and a separate association. The first issue of the Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology was published in February 1964 as the Official Journal of the Anthropology and Sociology Chapter, for it would be 1965 before the separate Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA) was established, with headquarters at what is now Concordia University in Montreal. By 2007, sociologists and anthropologists had gone their separate ways: the association and...

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Linking Climate Action and Research


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

Last week at a conference in Montreal, a group of more than 60 scholars from across disciplines and regions of the country released a major report: Acting on Climate Change: Solutions from Canadian Scholars. The report from this eminent group of researchers illuminates a pathway to a low carbon Canada that emerged from extensive and  rigorous discussions. These scholars have identified 10 key policy orientations that would help Canada meet the defining challenge of our times, including a unanimous recommendation for putting a price on carbon. The release of...

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Le Congrès est aussi pour les enfants!

Personnel de la Fédération

Des services de garde d’enfants accessibles et abordables sont un élément clé du Congrès.

Suite au succès des services de garde mis à disposition des congressistes en 2014, nous nous engageons à fournir des options de garde pratiques pour les participants du Congrès 2015.

Deux services de garde d’enfants seront disponibles. Ces deux services sont bilingues et fonctionneront de 8 h à 17 h chaque jour du Congrès 2015, du 30 mai au 5 juin. Si vous avez besoin de services de garde d’enfants,...

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Global sustainable development goals have potential to drive change in Canada

Shannon Kindornay, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University

There is no question that 2015 is a year for change both within Canada and abroad. As noted by Julia Sánchez, President-CEO, Canadian Council for International Co-operation, in her blog on Canada’s engagement with global social justice, not only are Canadians facing an election year in 2015, but changes are afoot on the global stage. This year, governments will negotiate a set of universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations to replace the Millennium Development Goals that will expire at the end of 2015. These goals will apply to all countries,...

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Canada can learn from the UK’s “The Business of People” report

Nour Aoude, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Released by the UK’s Campaign for Social Science  on February 24, 2015, “The Business of People” report underscores the critical role that social science research should play in the that country’s science and innovation strategy. The report’s release comes two months after the UK government’s December 2014 announcement of its science and innovation policy. While the policy clarifies that “science” is used to encompass “the natural, physical and social sciences, engineering, technology, the arts and humanities”, there is...

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Caring Across Boundaries at Congress

Andrea Auger, Reconciliation and Research Manager, First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada

The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (the Caring Society) is thrilled to be a part of the 2015 Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences. We invite attendees to see the “Caring Across Boundaries” photo exhibition that brings viewers closer to the lived realities and aspirations of three First Nations communities: Attawapiskat First Nation (Ontario), Carrier Sekani Nations (British Columbia) and Tobique First Nation (New Brunswick). Seen through the lens of internationally renowned photographer Liam Sharp, members of the First Nations invite people to take positive steps towards reconciliation and a future of wellbeing for First Nations and all children and youth in Canada.

Caring Across Boundaries has...

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Les femmes et le terrorisme

Nathalie Des Rosiers, Université d’Ottawa

Partout dans le monde, on s’efforce d’inventer des solutions juridiques pour mettre fin au terrorisme.   Le Canda ne fait pas exception : un projet de loi propose des détentions préventives,  un partage d’information entre agences et un mandat au service de renseignements « d’agir » pour prévenir des attaques.  Le public est prêt à accepter ces mesures sans précédent parce qu’ils ont peur de ces attaques féroces imprévisibles qu’on voit sur YouTube et à la télé.

La violence faite aux femmes, la disparition ou le meurtre d’une centaine de femmes autochtones ne suscitent pas le...

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On the Move at Congress 2015

Dr. Barb Neis, Project Director & Danielle Devereaux, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, On the Move Partnership

The On the Move Partnership is thrilled to be partnering with CBC Ideas and the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences to present: “On the Move: Temporary Foreign Worker Policy in Canada.” This public event will take place during 2015 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, on the evening of June 2nd at the University of Ottawa.  

On the Move is a seven-year SSHRC-funded programme of research happening in Canada investigating the spectrum of employment-related geographical mobility from daily commutes to prolonged absences and extended...

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Les grandes universités de recherche; autonomie et environnement compétitif.

Robert Lacroix et Louis Maheu, Université de Montréal

Le programme Prix d’auteurs pour l’édition savante (PAES) a appuyé la publication récente du livre Les grandes universités de recherche : Institutions autonomes dans un environnement concurrentiel par Robert Lacroix et Louis Maheu, publié aux Presses de l’Université de Montréal. Ce livre est également disponible en anglais sous le titre Leading Research Universities in a Competitive World, publié par la McGill-Queen’s University Press. La Fédération des sciences...

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