As part of SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future project, the SSHRC Regional Panel of the National Capital Region and Southern Ontario has released a series of videos highlighting key research in the social sciences and humanities. The panel members, which include the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Queen’s University, Royal Military College of Canada, Saint-Paul University and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, created videos reflecting each of their research strengths and strategic areas of interest in the social sciences and humanities to demonstrate how research in these areas can help solve the future challenges for Canada in a globalized context.
Following a nation-wide consultation period in 2011, the Imagining Canada’s Future initiative saw SSHRC identify six future challenge areas likely to emerge as Canada moves through the next few decades in an evolving global context. These challenges were proposed 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 the Imagining Canada’s Future web page for more details on the project, and be sure to check out SSHRC’s short video about the outlook for Canada’s future.
SSHRC hosted two panel sessions about Imagining Canada's Future at the 2013 World Social Science Forum in Montreal, Quebec, which were moderated by Federation President Antonia Maioni.