March 2019
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 for this year's Congress, check out the Big Thinking lectures at UBC, the plethora of  UBC programming and the assortment of Career Corner workshops.
Talking teaching at the Pedagogy Hub
UBC's Dr. Tiffany Potter shares with us in a Congress blog her excitement for the  physical and intellectual space for Circles of Conversation around teaching and learning: Congress brings together scholars from dozens of universities, myriad disciplines, and uncountable research niches. Within this diversity, there is one thing almost all of us have in common: in our profession, we teach. Congress 2019 at UBC will recognize this shared ground with a new feature: the Pedagogy Hub.
Canada Prizes finalists announced
The 2019 Canada Prizes finalists have been announced! Congratulations to all finalists for their demonstrated excellence in scholarly publishing in the humanities and social sciences. "The diversity of issues explored by these exceptional scholars demonstrates the immense breadth of research underway in the humanities and social sciences, and points to the relevance of the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program. As the book titles suggest, what we have here is a cross-section of topics spanning from social well-being and health, to cultural identity and language, to politics, democracy and reconciliation," said Federation President Guy Laforest.
Big Thinking - Global Response to Forced Migration
Allan Rock , Senior Advisor to the World Refugee Council (WRC) and former federal minister, and Heather Scoffield , Ottawa Bureau Chief for The CanadianPress, spoke to parliamentarians about forced migration and the place that the issue of refugees and internally displaced persons should have in the upcoming federal election. Watch our latest Big Thinking on the Hill lecture, A call to action: Rethinking leadership in the global response to forced migration.

Knowledge dissemination in the digital age: Mar 21
Scholarly publications are at the core of the research process. They allow for the dissemination of knowledge and contribute to the visibility of researchers. How is digital technology changing the knowledge ecosystem? Join Vincent Larivière, Associate Professor, École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information, Université de Montréal, for a Big Thinking on the Hill discussion on Public policy and knowledge dissemination in the digital age. Open to all, and registration ongoing!
Budget Day:
March 19
The 2019 federal budget will be announced next week, and the Federation has been reminding the Government of Canada how important it is to invest in Canadian research - especially in the humanities and social sciences. See the Federation's 2019 pre-budget submission , and stay tuned for the Federation's budget response next week.
First Annual Report from the Chief Science Advisor
The office of Canada's Chief Science Advisor Dr. Mona Nemer has issued its first Annual Report outlining major activities undertaken in its first full year. 2018 achievements include the Model Policy on Scientific Integrity (announced July 2018); advancements in fostering a Canadian science advisory network; and reinforcement of Canada's international ties and global cooperation in science.
StatsCan revisits 
R&D definitions
Statistics Canada is collaborating with the federal granting agencies and is inviting members of the research community to provide feedback on the draft national Consultation on the Canadian Research and Development Classification (CRDC) 2019. Have your say about the future of Canadian science by completing Statistics Canada's online questionnaire by March 22, 2019.
The Canada Council for the Arts: focusing on the next wave of artists in Canada
Since universities are hubs of creativity and innovation, artistically-minded members of the HSS community may be interested in learning that the Canada Council for the Arts is making it easier for artists to apply for their first grant. They have created a profile for new and early career artists. It's part of a two-year pilot project to reach the next wave of artists in Canada and to renew their support to the arts sector. Find out more .
Jordan's Principle Scholarship

Are you a First Nations student studying children's health or children's disabilities at a Canadian post-secondary institution? Do you demonstrate a commitment to Indigenous children's health and community service as well as academic commitment and achievement? If so, you should apply for the Jordan's Principle Scholarship (before the March 29 deadline) presented by the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society .
Propose a panel for CSPC 2019
Now's your chance to propose a panel for the 11th Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC). Proposal submissions are due April 15 and are welcome from across sectors and disciplines focused on a broad range of topics relating to research and public policy, including traditional knowledge and policy-making, science in the age of populism, and science diplomacy and new world order. CSPC 2019 will take place in Ottawa on November 13-15, 2019.
2019 International Policy Ideas Challenge launched
Global Affairs Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada announced the launch of the fourth International Policy Ideas Challenge. Applications will be accepted until March 29 from grad students, post-doctoral fellows and early-career civil society researchers who wish to put forth innovative solutions to international policy challenges faced by Canada. Ten winners will consult with Global Affairs to develop full policy briefs. Spread the word to your networks!
Members' Corner 
UAlberta researchers conduct indigenization study
What does 'indigenization' really mean? Researchers Adam Gaudry and Danielle Lorenz from the University of Alberta surveyed Indigenous academics across Canada and found a disconnect between how university administrators and Indigenous faculty use the term 'indigenization'. Find out how these researchers identified three approaches to indigenization in PSE and why they hope their study will close a gap in understanding.

It's Humanities Literacy Week!
On March 11-15, the University of Victoria is "celebrating what makes us human" with its first Humanities Literacy Week. The event will culminate in the Humanitas Awards Gala , celebrating UVic's Humanities mission to "enrich human dignity, to provoke critical inquiry, to engage myriad voices, and to provoke innovative expression." See the week-long event schedule and meet the 2019 Public Humanist, Historic Humanist and Emerging Humanist award winners.
Upcoming events
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