May 2018
Congress starts next Saturday!
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 Regina from May 26 to June 1.  
Federation news & events
Role of HSS
The Federation is excited to invite members of the HSS community to help us develop fresh ways of communicating the value of HSS to Canadians. Check out the Role of HSS project to learn more about how to contribute to this important conversation, or visit the Federation booth at Congress Expo in the Centre for Kinesiology (CK) to find out how you can get involved.
Canada Prizes - May 29
Join us at an elegant reception to celebrate the winners of the 2018 Canada Prizes. The  event  features an awards ceremony followed by an armchair conversation with the winners, moderated by Pierre Anctil, and will take place on Tuesday, May 29 5:00-6:30 pm during Congress at the University of Regina. Refreshments will be served.
Congress 2020 host announced
The Federation is pleased to announce that Western University has been selected to host the 2020  Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences . The conference, which will run from May 30 to June 5, 2020 in London, Ontario. Read the media release here .
Big Thinking on the Hill - March 20
Susan Kutz Professor, Department of Ecosystem and Public Health, University of Calgary and
Jackie Dawson, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Ottawa
delivered a Big Thinking lecture " Arctic warming: Land and communities on the cusp of rapid change. "   You can see the photos here .

Big Thinking on the Hill - April 24
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary, Melanee Thomas delivered a Big Thinking lecture " Gender gaps in democratic participation: Policy insights from research . " You can see the photos 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  Change a Life, Change your Own: Child Sponsorship, the Discourse of Development, and the Production of Ethical Subjects  by Peter Ove , about the experiences that led him to examine the way the child sponsorship informs Northerners' worldviews.
Federation Code of Conduct
The Federation works actively toward the creation of a diverse, welcoming and inclusive global community of scholars and practitioners, and and is dedicated to the creation of a safe, respectful and collegial experience for all event attendees . For more information on our new Congress Code of Conduct, click here .
Member news
ACCUTE's celebrates Regina writers
On May 26 during Congress 2018, the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) is convening a panel of three highly acclaimed Regina writers for a reading and conversation about their work. The panel will pay tribute to the rich literary culture of this year's Congress host city, Regina. Find more information here .
SFU meets with government
Simon Fraser University (SFU) President Andrew Petter travelled to Ottawa to promote SFU 's research interests, advance its innovation strategy, and strengthen its relationships with government. SFU is positioning itself to gain further research strength from the 2018 federal budget's commitment of $925 million in new research funding over the next five years.
Highlights from the HSS community
Call for research on security
HSS scholars are invited to submit their ideas for innovative new research through a new Department of National Defence program: Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security. Proposals are welcome on a range of issues, including post-traumatic stress and enhancing diversity. More information here .
Upcoming events
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