June 2019
Congress 2019 highlights
UBC now holds the record for largest Congress ever, with attendees reaching 10,000 by day two! The UBC campus was hopping with activity: 73 academic associations were present, 6000+ lectures were delivered and 3,099 individuals used the new mobile app.   Read the highlights  and see  the photo albums on Facebook.
Save the date!
It's not too early to start thinking about next year's Congress.  Mark your calendars for May 30 to June 5th, 2020 at Western University in London, Ontario. 
SPECIAL NOTICE: Many Federation members have expressed concern about an incident that took place at Congress on June 2, 2019. The Federation is treating this issue very seriously. Instances of anti-Black racism, racial profiling and racial discrimination are deeply troubling. The Federation is taking action to address this issue and is   keeping our community informed.  We are listening, we are learning, and we are acting. 
Big Thinking & the Arts
This year's Big Thinking series at Congress focused on how the arts serve as a platform to engage with scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. The lineup included a novelist, activists and filmmakers, an arts administration leader, Indigenous storytellers and theatre professionals, as well as a visual artist. Recordings are available on our blog.
Canada Prizes
Congress 2019 was an opportunity to honour and celebrate this year's winners of the Canada Prizes: Allan Downey, Denys Delâge and Jean-Phillippe Warren. Their books were available at the ASPP booth in Expo. Each winner is featured in a blog and a video now available  online. Congratulations!
Storytellers winners selected
SSHRC announced the winners of the annual Storytellers contest at Congress in Vancouver. Chosen for their ability to explain in 3 minutes (or 300 words) how their research affects Canadians, the five winners were selected from among 25 finalists by a panel of judges.  Read more about their fascinating research.
SSHRC Data Management Consultations
SSHRC is offering new Connection Grants  to support the research community's development, adoption and dissemination of research data management standards, practices, tools and skills. The deadline to apply 
is  August 1, 2019. 
National Indigenous History Month 
June is   National Indigenous History Month. The Federation encourages its members, staff and the broader community to reflect on the rich histories of the First Nations, Inuit and the Métis and their outstanding contributions to building the Canada we know today. Many events are taking place celebrating  National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, and you can also participate by  picking up a book.
Pride Month
The 2SLGBTQ community celebrates Pride this month. The Federation would like to shine a light on our Director of Equity and Diversity,  Wesley Crichlow , who is committed to working across borders, connecting the spaces between the Caribbean and Canada, as well as unsettling the uneven terrain. His teaching, research, public lectures, and workshops have focused on the challenges to implementing policies and practices that strengthen genderqueer, critical race theory, antiblack racism, antiracism, and critical equity studies, as well as broader notions of diversity and social justice within educational institutions and organizations across Canada.
Member's Corner
Congratulations are in order!
Federation Board President, 
Patrizia Albanese, won not one, but two awards from the Canadian Sociological Association on June 4.  She left Congress with both the   2019 Outstanding Service Award  for service to the association, and the  2018 Outstanding Contribution Award  for her commitment to Sociology in Canada. Congratulations, Patrizia!


On June 13, Federation Board member Tim Goddard  and his wife Sally received the Governor General's Meritorious Service Decoration (Civil Division) for the work they have done through a foundation they created in memory of their fallen daughter Nichola. Congratulations, Tim!
CPSA Prizes
The CPSA awarded an impressive 11 prizes at Congress. Its annual 3-Minute Thesis prize went to Clayton Ma from Concordia University for the thesis entitled A Liberal Partisan? A Socio-Psychological Approach to Visible Minority Canadians' Political Preferences. Read the abstract   here.
Upcoming events
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