October 2017
ED's op-ed on post-truth
Read Federation Executive Director Gabriel Miller's latest op-ed on the Canadian Science Policy Conference Editorials page, entitled "Canada needs to confront the causes of a post-truth world," which takes a closer look at President Trump's post-truth approach to politics and outlines Canada's responsibility to choose a different path.
Federation news & events
Attention members
Registration is now open for the Federation's  upcoming webinar on assessing impacts in the HSS on October 26 at 12:00-1:00 pm EDT. The session will feature David Phipps, Executive Director, Research & Innovation Services, York University, and Peter Severinson Policy Analyst at the Federation, sharing approaches available to researchers to achieve, assess and communicate impacts.
New Chief Science Advisor 
The Federation congratulates  Dr. Mona Nemer on her appointment as Canada's new Chief Science Advisor and welcomes this as good news for the Canadian research system. "We look forward to working with Dr. Nemer to ensure that the federal government is drawing on the work of researchers across all disciplines to meet the complex challenges facing Canada," said President Guy Laforest. Hear Policy and Programs Director Gauri Sreenivasan comment on this to Radio-Canada.

Big Thinking  
on the Hill
 - Oct 24

Registration is open for the October 24 Big Thinking on the Hill lecture, "Economic inequality: Should Canada bring back inheritance taxes?" by Patrick Turmel, Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and Director of the social and economic ethics section of Université Laval's Applied Ethics Institute. Join us on the Hill!

Big Thinking
on the road - Nov 2

On November 2, the Federation is organizing a  Big Thinking  panel discussion at the upcoming Canadian Science Policy Conference in Ottawa. The event " 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 will feature  Mark Kingwell , Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto,  Lisa Kimmel , President and CEO, Edelman Canada and Rima Wilkes, President, Canadian Sociological Association.

Big Thinking  
on the Hill - Nov 21
Registration is open for the November 21 
Big Thinking  on the Hill lecture on the topic of Indigenous governance by Katherine Graham, Professor Emerita, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University and David Newhouse, Chair and Professor of Indigenous Studies, Trent University Join us on the Hill !

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 in Winnipeg. Registration for the November 23-25 event is now open. 
Canada's global advantage
Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance at the University of Waterloo Bessma Momani and former Canadian Ambassador Jillian Stirk presented their Big Thinking lecture "Diversity dividend: Canada's global advantage" on Parliament Hill September 21. You can see the video and photos here
Member news
U of R Indigenous entrepreneurship 
A $100K donation from Saskatchewan-born philanthropists Gordon and Jill Rawlinson to the University of Regina will help establish the Rawlinson Fellow in Indigenous Entrepreneurship in the Faculty of Business Administration. "This forward-thinking gift allows our Levene School of Business to be at the forefront of job creation for Indigenous people by Indigenous people,'' says Acting Dean of Business David Senkow.
CEIM public consultation
The Center for Studies on Integration and Globalization affiliated with the Université du Québec à Montréal is organizing a public consultation entitled "Towards a Socially Responsible Trade Policy?". The public consultation is conducted via an online survey (open only until this Sunday, October 15) and through in-person consultation sessions in five cities across five Canadian cities. Full details available here.
Highlights from the HSS community
Back to school buzz
Back to school news fills the media every fall when more than a million Canadian students head back to post-secondary institutions. Read our  back to school blog to learn about conversations about the PSE sector and its biggest achievements and challenges moving forward in the 2017-18 academic year.
Upcoming events
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5 reasons to attend Congress in Regina
We can't wait to #SeeYouInRegina in the spring for another exciting Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Did you know the Congress 2018 website is already up and running? Start planning your trip now and preview the exciting university programming, the first ever all-women Big Thinking line-up and five great reasons to attend Congress 2018 in Regina. Stay tuned for more updates!
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