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In This Issue

Congress research hits the media!

Research presented at Congress garnered impressive media coverage from top regional and national outlets. See who was In the news, speaking about innovative research that matters to Canadians and impacts our everyday lives. 

2016 Federal Budget          

The House of Commons Finance Committee recently announced the launch of their pre-budget consultations for the 2016 Federal Budget. Submissions are due August 7, 2015. The Federation will be preparing a submission and encourages members and individuals to make their own submissions as well.

Information session: Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications

You are invited to learn more about the Tri-Agency's new policy and its impacts on agency-funded research publications through this webinar (French - June 22; English - June 26).  

Watch online: Big Thinking at Congress 

Justice Murray Sinclair, the Governor General and Azar Nafisi were among the 8 high-profile academics and public figures speaking at Congress as part of the Big Thinking lecture series. Don't miss out! Watch the Big Thinking lectures online.

Stephen Toope addresses Federation AGM

On June 2, President Stephen Toope addressed the Federation's Annual General Meeting for the first time, calling upon our community to join forces in moving ahead. Read the speech here: Engaging Canadians in the humanities and social sciences: A call for action.

Discover Congress through our blog

Did you miss Congress? Re-live highlights from Canada's largest interdisciplinary gathering on the Congress blog

Federation announces commitment to Reconciliation

Following Justice Murray Sinclair's lecture at Congress, the Federation announced its commitment to contribute to reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Read more in the Federation's media release and on our blog.

Congress 2016: Energizing communities

Part of the excitement around Congress 2016 lies in its dynamic and thoughtful theme.  "Energizing communities" reflects the University of Calgary's commitment to community engagement and diversity of people and values. This powerful message will energize scholarly engagement with communities for new ways of thinking, and that's what Congress is all about! Find out more at

It's our 75th anniversary! 

Did you know that the Federation is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year? To celebrate this milestone, we're putting together an exciting program of activities to engage with our members and the public, which will be kicked off at the Federation Annual Conference. Stay tuned as more details will be announced in September!  

Watch online: 2015 Canada Prizes

Videos from this year's Canada Prizes will be available early next week. Watch interviews with each of the four winners as they discuss their winning books, as well as the full awards ceremony which included a keynote address by internationally renowned novelist M.G. Vassanji. Watch the videos here.

ASPP Report 2014-2015

The Federation has released a report on the activities of the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP) for its 2014-2015 year. The full report is available here.

Federation 2014 annual report and financial statements 

The Federation's annual report and financial statements for the year 2014 are now available online. 

JUNE 2015
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