News from the social sciences and humanities

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Vendredi 30 mars 2012

Milena Stanoeva
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

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The winners of the 2012 Canada Prizes were announced today at a ceremony in Montreal's Musée des beaux-arts. Congratulations to Susan R. Fisher, Louise Vigneault, Veronica Strong-Boag and Michel Ducharme. The official press release, along with information on the winning works, is available here.

In light of the current context, Canada’s research community received some good news in the 2012 Federal Budget. Amongst a host of measures, the Economic Action Plan proposes new investments to promote research partnerships between industry and the academy, including $7 million per year in funding for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Read CFHSS’s response to the Federal Budget here.

Details about the Federal Budget and what it means for Canada will become more apparent in the following weeks, but the Higher Education Strategy Associates have an early analysis (PDF) on the components that affect higher education.

The Cord, Wilfrid Laurier University’s student newspaper, published an article on the upcoming Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, which Wilfrid Laurier University is co-hosting with the University of Waterloo.

Speaking of Congress, our early bird registration prices are available for one more day only. Don’t miss this opportunity – register today!

If you missed Alex Sevigny's Big thinking lecture on question period, social media and political communication, a video of the lecture is now available here.

Check out Accredited Online Colleges’ s list of “25 Novels to Honor Women’s History Month” for some great reading ideas. We also featured several blog posts on Women’s History Month this year. They can be found here.


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