March 2017
Gabriel Miller appointed ED
The Federation extends a warm welcome to Gabriel Miller as the Federation's newly appointed Executive Director. Mr. Miller is an experienced not-for-profit leader with an extensive track record in member relations, advocacy, stakeholder engagement and public policy development, and will begin his five-year term on May 1, 2017. He will succeed Christine Tausig Ford, who has served as Interim Executive Director of the Federation since mid-October 2016. Read the full media release here .
Federation news & events
Early bird gets the worm at Congress 2017

Only three weeks left to take advantage of early bird rates  - register by March 31! Hotels and residences are also filling up fast: book now before it's too late. On the programming front, check out the Big Thinking lectures  , Ryerson programming and Career Corner workshops .

Op-ed: Federal Budget 2017 should reflect HSS value

In her  RE$EARCH MONEY op-ed , Interim Executive Director of the Federation Christine Tausig Ford discusses how the humanities and social sciences are vital to Canada's future success, how they are key to a resilient economy, and how a discussion on transforming multidisciplinary research will be an important part of any future research and innovation strategy.
International Women's Day March 8
In recognition of International Women's Day, Naila Keleta-Mae, Assistant Professor, Theatre and Performance Program, University of Waterloo writes a thought-provoking blog, "Where are Women Safe?" Read the full blog here .
Big Thinking: Canada 150
If you missed last month's Big Thinking on the Hill lecture, "Canadian-ness," citizen engagement, and Canada 150: Using history to inform policy" by Matthew Hayday you can see the video, photos and Ottawa Citizen op-ed here.

Big Thinking on immigration and multiculturalism
Registration is open for the March 21 Big Thinking on the Hill lecture, "Immigration, multiculturalism and populist backlash: Is Canada exceptional?" by Keith Banting, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Studies at Queen's University. Join us on the Hill!
Finalists for Canada Prizes announced
The Federation has announced the finalists for the 2017 Canada Prizes for excellence in scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences. Congratulations to all the finalists! "The humanities and social sciences are ever-present in our daily lives. The scholarly works of these 10 exceptional finalists demonstrate the richness and diversity of talent dedicated to pursuing deeper understanding of who we are as individuals and as a country," said Stephen J. Toope, President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. 
Bookmark it! blog

Each month our Bookmark it! blog series profiles books that are significant to Canadian culture, society and research. Read the latest, on  Se dire arabe au Canada : un siècle d'histoire migratoire by Houda Asal (in French only) on the history of Arab immigration to Canada.
A Possible Canada

Be sure to read the latest in the Federation blog series: In " A possible Canada for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples," Social Innovation Generation Manager of Programs and Partnerships Geraldine Cahill discusses a Federation-supported initiative to bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth together.
Member news
Attention GA reps 
All General Assembly representatives are invited to participate in the Federation's 2017 Annual General Meeting , which will take place at Congress 2017 on Sunday, May 28 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at Ryerson University. More information to come soon. 
CAPAL student bursary recipient 
The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians is pleased to announce that Carli Agostino of Western University has been selected as the first recipient of the new CAPAL/ACBAP Bursary for Student Conference Attendance to attend Congress 2017. This bursary reduces conference attendance cost for students, allowing for greater student experience and professional development.  
Highlights from the HSS community
Érdudit: Call for applications 
Érudit is launching a call for applications for scholarly journals wishing to be distributed on its platform as of January 2018. Application deadline: April 1, 2017. More details here
Results of Cultural Policy Review Consultations

Results from Minister Joly's "Canadian Content in a Digital World" consultation exercise in late 2016  show that Canada faces a tough debate on the nature of "Canadian content" and important decisions about how to support Canada's culture creators and users in a dynamic digital landscape. See the consultation results here and the Federation's submission to the process here.
C2U Expo Jam: May 1-2

The 2017 C2U Expo Community Jam, hosted by Simon Fraser University on May 1-2, is seeking delegates to help explore howinnovative partnership between communities and campuses can create smart and caring communities. To register or to learn more about the event, visit C2U Expo Community Jam. C2UExpo 2019 hosting info here.
SSHRC Impact Award nominations
The SSHRC Impact Awards  recognize outstanding achievements in research, research training, knowledge mobilization and outreach activities partially or fully funded by SSHRC, with four prestigious awards of C$50,000 and a Gold Medal award  of C$100,000. See categories and  institutional eligibility  guidelines. Nomination deadline: April 5, 2017.
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