April 2018
Book your Congress accommodations!
Don't wait to book your accommodations! 
Cut off dates for  special Congress rates  expire April 27 Regina hotel prices will rise after the cut off date and some of our hotel partners are nearly sold out. Don't be disappointed... Book today! 

Haven't registered for 
Congress 2018?
Still haven't decided if you are attending Congress? Now is the time! Check out the amazing programming the University of Regina has in store this year. Their Community Connections series showcases UofR strengths in research, community engagement, Indigenous scholarship, and more.  Their Cultural Connections events showcase their strengths in art and technology, music, theatre, film, visual arts, and building connections with Regina's arts community at large.
Federation news & events
Canada Prizes winners announced
The Federation announced the two winners of the 2018 Canada Prizes for excellence in scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences. Congratulations,  Elsbeth Heaman and Alex Gagnon ! "This year's winners are representative of the remarkable scholarship produced in our country, and we are grateful for the funding support from SSHRC that makes this program possible," said Guy Laforest, President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Big Thinking on the Hill - April 24
Join us on Parliament Hill on April 24, for a lecture with Melanee Thomas, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary. She will present in the parliamentary restaurant on the topic of " Gender gaps in democratic participation: Policy insights from research . " Register today!
Board election results
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to announce its Board of Directors 2018 election results. The new Board will take office following the Federation's Annual General Meeting on May 27, 2018.  A sincere thank you to all those who nominated and voted, and to those who put themselves forward in the electoral process. See our media release  here .
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  Eat Local, Taste Global: How Ethnocultural Food Reaches our Tables by Glen C. Filson and Bamidele Adekunle, on the ways in which the demand for "ethnocultural vegetables" from Toronto's South Asian, Chinese, and Afro-Caribbean Canadians is at odds with the corporate food regime.
Member news
60th anniversary of APFUCC
L'Association des professeur.e.s de français des universités et collèges canadiens (APFUCC) will celebrate their 60th at the 2018 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences held at the University of Regina. L'APFUCC invites you to take part in memories, storytelling and other special moments. More information here.
Highlights from the HSS community
Contribute to copyright review
The federal government has launched a review of the Copyright Act, a piece of legislation that has the potential to affect what materials can be used in the classroom. The Industry Committee is leading the review and is accepting submissions . The Heritage Committee is reviewing models for remunerating artists . See how the post-secondary sector is responding to the review with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries and the Canadian Association of University Teachers .
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The Congress experience
In fewer than six weeks, the University of Regina will be hosting the 87th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences! President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina, Vianne Timmons, Academic Convenor of #congressh, André Magnan and Executive Dicrector of the Federation, Gabriel Miller want to welcome and wish you an amazing Congress experience. Watch the welcome video and register today! 
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is a national, member-based organization of universities and scholarly associations that promotes the value of research and teaching for the advancement of an inclusive, democratic and prosperous society. For more information, visit www.ideas-idees.ca.

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