May 2017
Congress 2017 is two weeks away! 
Did you register yet? It's not too late! Did you check your 
association's program ? Or the hundreds of events open to all ? If you will be presenting at Congress, congratulations! We have some information 
to help you prepare and a whole series of blogs for you to read . We 
look forward to welcoming you all in Toronto from May 27 to June 2.  

Federation news & events
Gabriel Miller is new ED
The Federation welcomes Gabriel Miller as Executive Director. Miller, who began his five-year term on May 1, is an experienced not-for-profit leader with an extensive track record in member relations, stakeholder engagement and public policy development. Miller succeeds Christine Tausig Ford, who has served as Interim Executive Director from October 2016 to April 2017.  The Federation Board and staff sincerely thank her for her support to internal operations as well as to external relations and partnerships.
Approaches for assessing impacts

The Federation has published a new report on the assessment of scholarly impacts in the humanities and social sciences. The goal of this report - which builds on the Federation's earlier work - is to help the HSS community articulate scholarly impacts in a flexible, pluralistic and comprehensive way. Find it here
Junker receives GGIA

The Federation congratulates the recipients of the 2017 Governor General's Innovation Awards (GGIA) and is especially pleased to see its own nominee among the winners: Marie-Odile Junker, Professor of Linguistics and Killam Research Fellow, Carleton University. The Governor General will present the awards to the winners during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on May 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm. Listen to Junker's recent CBC interview discussing her work in the preservation of Algonquian languages.
Big HSS data 
Federation Director of Research Dissemination and professor, Université de Montréal, Michael E. Sinatra discusses the importance of big data research and the Trans-Atlantic Platform in his University Affairs op-ed. "These kinds of networks are critically important for the Canadian research community," says Sinatra. 
Summary of Science Review report

On April 20, the Federation issued a briefing note for members on the report by the Advisory Panel on Federal Support for Fundamental Science . Our summary provides an overview of the findings and recommendations from this landmark report, with a focus on issues affecting HSS. Also see our media release
Big Thinking with Stephen Toope

Federation President and Director, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Stephen Toope delivered his Big Thinking lecture " Canada: A "nice hat for America?" " on Canada's role in the world to a sold out audience on Parliament Hill May 2. You can see the photos and University Affairs article  here.
Canada Prizes - May 28
Join us at an elegant reception to celebrate the winners and select finalists of the 2017 Canada Prizes. The event features an awards ceremony followed by an armchair conversation with authors, moderated by Guy Laforest, and will take place on Sunday, May 28 4:00-5:30 pm during Congress at Ryerson University. Refreshments will be served.
Lecture by Richard English 

McGill-Queen's University Press is hosting a lecture on the topic of "God and Terror: An Unholy History ?" with Professor Richard English at Victoria University in the University of Toronto. For all Congress attendees in Toronto during the last week of May and interested in attending, this free lecture is happening on May 30 at 4:00 pm. 
Bookmark it! blog

The Bookmark it! blog series profiles books of significance to Canadian culture, society and research. Read the latest blog in the series, on  Polaris:The Chief Scientist's Recollections of the American North Pole Expedition, 1871-73 by William Barr about Charles Francis Hall's disastrous American North Pole expedition.
Member news
AGM: Attention members 
The 2017 Federation Annual General Meeting, will take place at Congress on Sunday, May 28 2017. The AGM, which follows the Canada Prizes ceremony, will begin at 6:30 pm, and includes a dinner at 7:00 pm.The AGM location has moved to the Tecumseh Auditorium, SCC-Student Centre 115, Ryerson Student Centre. 
Reconciliation Pole installed at UBC 
The Reconciliation Pole, jointly commissioned by the Audain Foundation and UBC, will be a permanent fixture at UBC's Vancouver campus, symbolizing the experiences of residential school students and the path toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Read more here
Highlights from the HSS community
Norwegian funding
The International partnerships for excellent education, research and innovation (INTPART) announced a funding opportunity for international partnerships under the Research Council of Norway (RCN). Submit your proposal by May 24, 2017 for the opportunity to develop world-class research and education in Norway through long-term international cooperation. Full application details available here.

Council appointment opportunities 
The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians who are interested in being part-time members of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Candidates must apply online by June 5. See full appointment process details  here .
Connection Grants: Next deadline August 1
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives within the humanities and social sciences. The grants are typically valued at $7,000 to $50,000 over one year. Learn more here
Final 5 Storytellers Showcase
The Top 25 Storytellers in SSHRC's annual contest will deliver their presentations before a live audience at the Storytellers Showcase on May 29 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm in the Mattamy- Congress Hub-Expo Event Space at Congress.  Attend, enjoy and find out who the final five winners will be.
with us
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