September 2018
Big Thinking on the Hill - Oct 3
Work in a Warming World

The Federation, in partnership with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), is pleased to kick off autumn with a Big Thinking lecture from Carla Lipsig-Mummé, Professor of Work and Labour Studies at York University, and the 2018 Sefton-Williams Award Winner for Contributions to Labour Relations and Human Rights. How can work, workers and workplaces respond effectively, and contribute more fully, to the struggle to slow climate change? How will the institutions of work be required to change? 

With Centre Block undergoing renovations, make your way to the John A. MacDonald Building on Wellington Street, Room 200, ­right across from Parliament. Open to the public - registration coming soon!
Science meets Parliament
The Canadian Science Policy Centre has partnered with the Chief Science Advisor to present  Science Meets Parliament , a program designed  to facilitate a crucial dialogue between scientists and political leaders. Selected scientists from across the country will spend a full day on Parliament Hill shadowing an MP or Senator, attending House committee meetings and Question Period, and sharing their passion for science with Parliamentarians. The deadline to apply is September 13.
Call for nominations
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Canada Prizes , awarded annually to books that make an exceptional contribution to scholarship and enrich the social, cultural and intellectual life of Canada. The Federation is very pleased to announce that this year the value of each prize will double to $ 10,000. Publishers with eligible titles have until September 28 to submit their nominations.
Big Thinking on the road - 
Nov 7
The Federation will host a Big Thinking panel at the 2018 Canadian Science Policy Conference in Ottawa on November 7 from 10:30 to noon to discuss " The social implications of emerging technologies: Are the most important questions the least studied? featuring Jaigris Hodson, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Royal Roads University, Eric Meslin, CEP of the Council of Canadian Academies, and the Federation's own Sonia Vani, Director of Member Engagement and Communications. Register before September 30 for the early bird rate.
Big Thinking on the road - Nov 14
The Federation, in collaboration with Dalhousie University, presents a Big Thinking on the road panel event on November 14 entitled " The Social Implications of Artificial Intelligence ." The Federation's Executive Director, Gabriel Miller, will moderate this discussion exploring the potential social impacts of AI and the role the humanities and social sciences play in identifying the legal, ethical and policy issues. Registration is now open.

Help improve equity research
The federal government is launching a new program designed to improve equity and diversity in the research community, modeled after the U.K.'s Athena SWAN program. The program designers are seeking input from the research community this fall. Learn more about how to participate in a workshop or to submit ideas in writing.
Have your say on data management
Canada's major research funders have developed a new research  data management policy and have extended the deadline for stakeholder input to September 30. This policy will affect many aspects of how research data is collected, stored, and used for years to come. HSS scholars are encouraged to share their thoughts to ensure that the policy reflects our community's unique needs.
Congress 2019 planning begins
The Congress 2019 team is already working full speed on bringing you another unforgettable #congressh experience! Conference organizers from over 70 scholarly associations will meet with the Federation and The University of British Columbia on September 26 for a full-day meeting to officially kick off the planning process.  Stay tuned   as Congress 2019 takes shape!
Members' Corner 
Indigenous community monitors climate change
Royal Roads University, Ulkatcho First Nation and Keefer Ecological Service have formed a partnership to support the Victoria, BC community to  connect Indigenous knowledge with science-based climate information and to engage Indigenous youth in the climate change monitoring program  through knowledge transfer and training opportunities.
OCAD U Indigenous Innovation Award competition

Congratulations to two OCAD University students - Suzanne Morrissette and Amish Morrell - for winning the inaugural Graduate Studies Indigenous Innovation Award competition . The $ 15,000 funding prize will be split between the two projects, Contemporary Approaches to Indigenous Art Histories and Decolonizing the Outdoors.
Basque-Mi'kmaw Cultural Exchange at Cape Breton University
On September 27 & 28, Cape Breton University will host Atlantiar Knekk Tepaw: A Basque-Mi'kmaw Cultural Exchange conference. Presenters coming from academic institutions in the U.K., Germany, Basque Country, Denmark, France, Spain, the United States, will engage in two days of knowledge sharing and intercultural dialogue. Registration is ongoing.
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