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In This Issue
Federation President Stephen Toope shapes vision for reconciliation in The Globe and Mail
In his back to school op-ed in The Globe and Mail last week, Stephen Toope examines the role of postsecondary education in reconciliation. Toope identifies a need to close the graduation gap and take a comprehensive approach to changes in university services and practices to create healthier relationships.
"Celebrating impact: 75 Years" theme of Federation's annual conference in November
The Federation's annual conference on November 16-17 will celebrate the Federation's 75-year history, probe the question of reconciliation and the Academy, and offer workshops on research impact to help shape the Federation's work in these areas going forward. A Big Thinking keynote will be presented by writer, journalist and university administrator Wab Kinew. Read the full program here.
Congress 2015 highlights include record attendees and media coverage
Over 9,000 attendees, 5,805 papers, 239 media stories and a $10 million economic impact to the National Capital Region are just some of the highlights of Congress 2015. Meanwhile, planning is already underway for Congress 2016 at the University of Calgary, May 28 - June 3. 
Federation launches reconciliation webpage
Following its commitment to contribute to reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples with a focus on the Academy, the Federation has launched a reconciliation webpage dedicated to our principles, actions, sector resources and media pertaining to this important policy issue.
Federation's pre-budget recommendations focus on research investments, student mobility and Aboriginal education
The Federation prepared an initial brief with recommendations in three key priority areas for Budget 2016 as part of pre-budget consultations, which are now on hold until after the federal election. A revised submission along with more precise budget figures will be developed later in the fall, for which the Federation welcomes input from members. 
HSS community's role in the refugee crisis
Voices from the HSS and academic communities are making important contributions to the debates around the ongoing refugee crisis, underscoring the role academics can play in supporting public engagement, thought leadership and evidence-based policy work. Read more in yesterday's blog post.
Member consultations to be launched soon for 2016-2020 Strategic Plan 
Members will soon be invited to participate in a consultation process to contribute to the Federation's 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, which will be finalized for January 2016. 
Upcoming events of interest to the HSS community 
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September 2015
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