September 2017
Webinar for members!
The Federation will be hosting a live webinar on assessing impacts in the HSS  on October 26, 2017, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT. The session will feature David Phipps, Executive Director, Research & Innovation Services, York University, and Peter Severinson, Policy Analyst with the Federation, sharing approaches available to researchers to achieve, assess and communicate impacts. Registration is open!
Federation news & events
Big Thinking 
on the Hill
Join us September 21 for the first Big Thinking lecture of the fall. Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance at the University of Waterloo Bessma Momani and former Canadian ambassador Jillian Stirk will present "Diversity dividend: Canada's global advantage" about the relationship between diversity and economic prosperity. Register here !

Big Thinking 
on the road - Nov 2
On November 2, the Federation is organizing a  Big Thinking panel event at the upcoming 9th Canadian Science Policy Conference. The panel "  Expertise in a post-truth era: How to be a trusted advisor in a low-trust world " will be moderated by Federation Executive Director Gabriel Miller and feature Mark Kingwell, Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto. 

Big Thinking 
on the road - Nov 25
On November 25, Blair Stonechild, Professor of Indigenous Studies at First Nations University of Canada, will present a Big Thinking on the road lecture entitled "The importance of Indigenous knowledge and spirituality for the future of academia" at the Royal Society of Canada's 2017 Celebration of Excellence. Registration for the meeting is now open. 
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  Présences intermittentes des Amériques by Ariane Audet (in French only).
Member news
Federation AGM 2018
Save the date! All General Assembly representatives are invited to participate in the Federation's 2018 Annual General Meeting, which will take place at Congress 2018 on Sunday, May 27, 2018. More information about the role of a General Assembly representative is available here
CEIM public consultation
The Center for Studies on Integration and Globalization (CEIM) affiliated with the Université du Québec à Montréal is currently organizing a public consultation entitled " Towards a Socially Responsible Trade Policy"The public consultation is being conducted via an online survey (open until October 15) and through in-person consultation sessions in five cities across five Canadian cities. Full details available here
CSDH 2017 Lancashire Award
The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities executive is pleased to announce that Jonathan Armoza has won the Lancashire Award for most outstanding graduate paper at the 2017 CSDH conference held during Congress. More information on the winner can be found here .
Highlights from the HSS community
Canada Research Chairs Programs formal evaluation
Every five years, all Canada Research Chairs Programs undergo a formal evaluation to ensure the program is accountable for the use of public funds; is efficient and effective; and is transparent and meeting its objectives. The findings from these evaluations are then used to manage and improve the program's design, policies and procedures. Read the online public consultation on the 15th-year evaluation and submit your comments by the September 25, 2017 deadline here.  
CIFAR global call for ideas
The Canadian Institute for Advances Research (CIFAR) has announced a new call for proposals for long-term, multidisciplinary research projects that are "novel, bold and potentially transformative." Scholars from all research areas are invited to apply. Call for letters of intent begins in November, with a January 31, 2018 deadline. See more, and sign up to receive updates here .
Upcoming events
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Working for reconciliation in HSS
The Federation is interested to learn about members' and
 partners' ideas for reconciliation-related programming in the area of humanities and social sciences. We would like to hear about your initiatives and ideas for Congress and beyond and explore how we may be able to work together. For more information contact Mihaela Vieru, Program Officer, at
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