Monique Roy-Sole, Research Communications Officer, University of Ottawa
One of the major hubs of activity during Congress 2015 will be the Social Sciences Building, which houses the University of Ottawa’s largest faculty. Inaugurated in the fall of 2012, the modern, light-filled structure gathers the entire Faculty of Social Sciences — more than 10,000 students, 260 full-time professors and 100 staff — under one roof. For first time in the faculty’s 60-year history, its departments, schools and institute are no longer scattered all over campus.
Jean-Marc Mangin and Nour Aoude, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Some things change…
It can be hard to imagine that Congress, a meeting of more than 8,000 scholars and researchers, started when a handful of Canadian learned societies began exploring the idea of hosting their annual meetings at the same place, at the same time. In fact, there is evidence of this happening as early as 1922! Early players like the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), the Canadian Historical Society (now the Canadian Historical Association) and the Royal Society took the lead on this through the 1930s and 40s, calling themselves the ‘Learneds’. This may sound very grand, but our best estimates suggest that the whole population of...
Come get some advice to kick-start your academic or non-academic career! Here are some sessions that we recommend you attend at this year’s Career Corner at the University of Ottawa.
How to tell your research story
When: Sunday, May 31, 2015, 13:00 - 14:30
Presenter: Shari Graydon, Informed Opinions
This workshop provides specific strategies and concrete tools to help you more effectively tell your research story in ways designed to engage a broad public audience, either directly or through the media. More information here.
Jean Leclair, Trudeau Fellow and Professor of Constitutional Law at the Université de Montréal
In Canada as elsewhere, Indigenous peoples have long been marginalized by the law. Recently, however, judicial decisions recognizing the existence of “aboriginal rights” have given certain Indigenous groups leverage in negotiating territorial agreements.
Despite these recent successes in Canadian courts, much of Canadian law still reflects the policies of subjugation of individual and collective Indigenous existence that the country applied without batting an eyelid before the 1950s.
The most difficult stumbling block in establishing relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples – an obstacle that constitutionalizing aboriginal rights has not resolved – is...
L’Expo du Congrès vient raviver l’atmosphère déjà trépidante du Congrès. L’Expo offre des activités pour tous les goûts; vous aurez la chance de faire connaissance et d’établir des contacts avec des intellectuels de premier plan, de découvrir les plus récentes productions de l’édition savante, d’assister à des débats stimulants, des présentations, des lancements de livres et des séances de signature.
Chaque année, éditeurs et exposants convergent des quatre coins du pays pour promouvoir des créations littéraires et proposer des services spécialement choisis pour les congressistes.
Voici nos principales raisons incitant à visiter l’Expo :
Mara Juneau, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Congress Expo is an added bonus to the already bustling atmosphere of Congress. Expo offers something for everyone; it is your chance to meet and network with leading scholars, explore the latest in scholarly publishing, attend thought-provoking discussions, presentations, book launches and signings.
Every year publishers and exhibitors come from all across the country to showcase literary works and services selectively chosen for Congress attendees.
Caroline Milliard, gestionnaire des relations avec les médias à l’Université d’Ottawa.
La première image qu’évoque le Congrès des sciences humaines est celle d’un rassemblement monstre d’universitaires, de chercheurs et d’intellectuels de différentes disciplines qui échangent leurs idées et qui créent des partenariats exceptionnels.
Cette année, cette image prendra doublement son sens puisque le Congrès se tiendra à l’Université d’Ottawa, un carrefour par excellence d’idées et de culture.
Défier les conventions. C’est ainsi que l’Université d’Ottawa se définit. C’est un endroit où les esprits audacieux se rassemblent pour relancer le débat et faire naître des idées transformatrices.
Linda Gerber, President, Canadian Sociological Association
The roots of the Canadian Sociological Association are found in the Anthropology and Sociology Chapter of the Canadian Political Science Association, which was established in 1955. By the early 1960s, Chapter members were discussing the possibility of establishing a journal and a separate association. The first issue of the Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology was published in February 1964 as the Official Journal of the Anthropology and Sociology Chapter, for it would be 1965 before the separate Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA) was established, with headquarters at what is now Concordia University in Montreal. By 2007, sociologists and anthropologists had gone their separate...