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In This Issue
#congreSSH starts next Saturday!
Canada Prizes winners announced
Keynote address at the 2014 Canada Prizes awards ceremony
ASPP-funded authors shortlisted for the 2014 Donner Prize
May's Bacon & Big Thinking breakfast
The Federation thanks Chad Gaffield for his leadership of SSHRC
#congreSSH starts next Saturday!

Registrations for the 2014 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences have already surpassed 6,900!


Register today and be a part of this extraordinary gathering of scholars, policy-makers and stakeholders in the world-famous Niagara Region. Held at Brock University from May 24 to 30, 2014, Congress includes an exciting line-up of programming brought to you by the Federation, Brock University, member Associations and our Congress partners. Highlights include:



Canada Prizes winners announced

The Federation was very pleased to announce on April 30, 2014 the winners of the 2014 Canada Prizes.


The Canada Prizes are awarded annually to the best scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences that have received funding from the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP). Celebrating the best Canadian scholarly books across all the disciplines of the humanities and social sciences, the Canada Prizes are awarded to books that make an exceptional contribution to scholarship, are engagingly written, and enrich the social, cultural and intellectual life of Canada.


This year's winners are:


Canada Prize in the Humanities

Sandra Djwa, for Journey With No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page (McGill-Queen's University Press)


Canada Prize in the Social Sciences

David E. Smith, for Across the Aisle: Opposition in Canadian Politics (University of Toronto Press)


Prix du Canada en sciences humaines

Pierre Anctil, for Jacob-Isaac Segal, 1896-1954 : Un poète yiddish de Montréal et son milieu (Presses de l'Université Laval)


Prix du Canada en sciences sociales

Hugues Théorêt, for Les chemises bleues : Adrien Arcand, journaliste antisémite canadien-français (Éditions du Septentrion)


Biographies and photos of the 2014 winners, along with the full jury citations, are available on the Federation's website.


Keynote address at the 2014 Canada Prizes awards ceremony

The 2014 Canada Prizes were presented at the awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at York University's Glendon College in Toronto. The afternoon event included remarks from President Antonia Maioni and a keynote address from jury member and Environics Research Group and Environics Institute president Michael Adams. Michael Adams spoke to the value and importance of supporting Canadian scholars and Canadian scholarship. "I am serious when I say that recognition matters. It's not easy to expose yourself and your work to criticism and scrutiny. It's not easy to ask other people to see meaning and importance in the things that you find meaningful and important. When a panel or jury says you've produced something of value, it's a powerful affirmation," said Michael Adams. 


To read Michael Adams' keynote address, visit here. Photos from the event are also available here.


ASPP-funded authors shortlisted for the 2014 Donner Prize
It is with great delight that the Federation congratulated last month two authors who were funded by the ASPP last year, Miranda Campbell and Gregory Taylor, for being shortlisted for the 2014 Donner Prize. Both published by McGill-Queen's University Press, Miranda Campbell's Out of the Basement: Youth Cultural Production in Practice and in Policy and Gregory Taylor's Shut Off: The Canadian Digital Television Transition were among the five shortlisted titles. The winner of the Donner Prize was announced on April 30, 2014. Michael Byers was awarded the $50,000 Donner Prize for International Law and the Arctic, published by Cambridge University Press.


May's Bacon & Big Thinking breakfast

This month, the Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE), organizers of the Bacon and Eggheads series, and the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, organizers of Big Thinking breakfasts, banded together to host Bacon & Big Thinking. Engineer Dr. Jeff Casello, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo, and geographer Dr. Zachary Patterson, professor and Canada Research Chair in Transportation and Land Use Linkages for Regional Sustainability at Concordia University explored how our cities should be developing transit, and what transportation needs will we see in the future. Together, in a conversation moderated by John Geddes, Ottawa Bureau Chief at Maclean's, they discussed research advances and the policy relevance for all levels of government. Listen to Drs. Casello and Patterson being interviewed by CBC Ottawa Morning before speaking on the Hill, and see photos of them in the CBC studio here.


The video of the Bacon & Big Thinking event is now available:


The Federation thanks Chad Gaffield for his leadership of SSHRC
Upon the announcement in April that Chad Gaffield was stepping down as president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), President Antonia Maioni thanked and congratulated Dr. Gaffield in an open letter on his leadership of SSHRC over the past eight years. "We have been particularly grateful for your leadership and active participation in the life of the Federation through our annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, our Annual Conference, and as a regular attendee of our Big Thinking on the Hill lecture series," wrote Ms. Maioni. To read the full letter, click here.


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Congress 2014
Off the Shelf

This section features past activities and initiatives that warrant another mention. 


One of the many attendees at Congress 2013 was Patricia Roy who was attending for the 46th year! Why has she continued to come for so long, you ask? Read about her many reasons why here.