September 2016
Have your say on the Fundamental Science Review 
The Federation has produced a draft submission, informed by input from three working groups of Federation members. As of Friday, September 16, we are welcoming feedback from members before we submit a final draft to the review panel on September 30. If you belong to a Federation member organization, please review this draft submission, and email your comments along with your membership affiliation to by 4:00 pm on September 26.
Federation news & events
Annual Conference registration open
Join us in Toronto to discuss " People, Place and Possibility: Cities and the Humanities and Social Sciences" on November 9. Check out the detailed agenda and stay connected by using our hashtag #HSSCONF16. Register soon as special attendee accommodation rates at the Sheraton end on October 10!
Big Thinking fall lineup

The exciting fall line-up begins on September 27 with Cindy Blackstock addressing reconciliation and First Nations children. This is followed by lectures on American electoral trends by Richard Johnston of University of British Columbia on October 25 and on sexual assault laws by Carissima Mathen of uOttawa and Elaine Craig of Dalhousie on November 29.
Big Thinking on the Road 

Canada Research Chair at Ryerson University and member of the Royal Society of Canada's (RSC) College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists Catherine Middleton will deliver a Big Thinking lecture at the November 19 RSC Annual General Meeting. Her lecture will challenge assumptions about digital literacy in Canada and how to advance digital inclusion for all.

SMART IDEAS featured in UA
#SmartIdeas researchers Joel Westheimerand Jo-ann Archibald were interviewed byUniversity Affairs magazine about their research on youth and aboriginal education. Find out more about how the Smart Ideas initiative helps articulate the value and role of HSS by reading our fact sheets.

Making inclusive innovation a reality
Innovation is the process of creating value from change ­ - and the humanities and social sciences have important contributions to make. The Federation has made its submission to the federal Innovation Agenda, articulating the role of HSS in supporting innovation and recommending new investments in skill development, knowledge production and collaborative networks.
Federation in the news
Federation Executive Director, Jean-Marc Mangin examines the social sciences and humanities as an integral way of thinking and developing an inclusive and dynamic society in an interview with Maclean's magazine. Discussing the benefits of a liberal arts education, Mangin tells Maclean's that he feels "the cultural siege that's been corroding liberal arts is finally lifting".
Member news
Federation AGM 2017
Save the date! The Federation's  Annual General Meeting  will be held the evening of  Sunday, May 28, 2017  at Ryerson University during  Congress 2017 . More details including time and location will be communicated at a later time.
Highlights from the HSS community
TIFF documentary addressing reconciliation

Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and Federation Board member Cindy Blackstock's fight against the federal government is the focus of We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice by Canadian filmmaker Alanis Obomsawing. The documentary premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival September 13. 
Indigenous course requirement

Students starting university this fall at the University of Winnipeg or Lakehead University will now be required to complete an Indigenous course requirement to complete their degrees. Students at both universities can choose from Indigenous courses in a range of subject areas.

Ideas can...put you to the test!

The Federation History Quiz continues! Each month we post a new question, as well as answers and winners from previous months. Test your knowledge of the Federation's history and enter to win prizes.  Last chance- only two months left!
Good luck!
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. 
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