March 2018
Early bird gets the worm!
Only three weeks left to take advantage of  Congress 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,  Regina programming and  Career Corner workshops .
Federation news & events
Federal Budget 2018
The 2018 federal budget made significant investments in Canada's research system, including an above-average investment in the humanities and social sciences. Read the Federation's reaction   to the budget and a briefing note  outlining key announcements.
Canada Prizes finalists announced
The 2018 Canada Prizes finalists have been announced! Congratulations to all finalists for demonstrating their excellence in scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences. "The humanities and social sciences are essential to a vibrant, pluralistic society. The scholarly works of these 10 exceptional finalists demonstrate immense talent and the rich array of research underway in our scholarly community, " said Federation President Guy Laforest.
Webinar for members! 
The Federation is hosting a live webinar, Publishing with The Conversation  on March 28 at 12:00-1:00 pm EDT. Scott White, Editor of the new academic publishing platform The Conversation Canada, will discuss how this outlet brings together academic research and professional journalists. Free for members - registration  is open!
Big Thinking on the Hill - March 20
The Federation has partnered with the Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE) to present a panel discussion on Arctic warming: Land and communities on the cusp of rapid change . On March 20, researchers Susan Kutz, Professor, Department of Ecosystem and Public Health, University of Calgary and Jackie Dawson, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Ottawa will present in the parliamentary restaurant. Sold out, but the video will be posted shortly after the event.
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  Getting a Life: The Social Worlds of Geek Culture by Benjamin Woo on what motivated him to explore Geek Culture and the people who have made it what it is.
Member news
CASID graduate essay prize
Submissions are now being accepted for the Kari Polanyi Levitt
Prize, awarded annually by The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development's (CASID). This $1,000 cash prize is awarded to a graduate student with the best original essay in the area of international development studies. Submission deadline is March 31, 2018. More details here .
StFX Sherman Scholarship
This month, St. Francis Xavier University announced a $ 1 million endowment to establish the Dr. Ann Sherman Scholarship, honouring the former Director of the School of Education. This scholarship will provide bursaries to ensure African Nova Scotia and Aboriginal Canadians are able to attend StFX University in the Faculty of Education. More details here .
CAGS' dissertation initiative
CAGS is asking their members for examples of non-traditional dissertations - that is, those that have expanded beyond the boundaries of the disciplinary (or interdisciplinary) norm. Examples can be sent to More information is available here .
Highlights from the HSS community
HSS grads at work
The Conference Board of Canada released a study that explores how humanities and social sciences graduates fare in the labour market.  The report offers eight recommendations for post-secondary education stakeholders in Canada to help more HSS graduates succeed in their career goals. Read the full report here .
Knowledge mobilization competition
The Networks of Centres of Excellence has launched a competition for its Knowledge Mobilization Initiative . The program supports collaborations between knowledge producers and knowledge users from various disciplines, sectors and institutions for the social, economic, technological, and/or wellness benefit of Canada and the Canadian population. The deadline to submit a letter of intent is April 16
Imagine a Canada
Imagine a Canada , a national arts and leadership program of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) is inviting young people, kindergarten to post-secondary, to share their thoughts on what the future of Canada will look like through the lens of reconciliation. Submission deadline is March 1. More information available here .
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