Our Communiqué has a new look!
November 2015
Looking at our past to build our future: Federation launches 75th anniversary timeline

From our beginnings as two small research councils dedicated to supporting the humanities and social sciences in Canada, our new interactive digital timeline traces the history of the Federation to the present day. We invite you to browse the stories of our past, as we chart the next 75 years! 
Federation news & events
75th anniversary reception, 
November 16

Celebrate the Federation's 75th anniversary at a free reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa. Join dignitaries, members, partners and esteemed alumni, and view our archival history display. We hope to see you there! RSVP here.
Annual Conference, 
November 17

Join us at our Annual Conference in Ottawa to celebrate our impact over 75 years and discuss the challenges ahead. The conference will feature a Big Thinking keynote by Wab Kinew. Access the full program and register your attendance here.

Big Thinking on the road, November 27

Join Kathleen Mahoney, Professor of Law at the University of Calgary and Legal Advisor at the Assembly of First Nations, as she shares her ideas on resetting Canada's origin story to advance Reconciliation with Aboriginal peoples. This event will take place at the Royal Society AGM in Victoria, BC. 
Federation applauds reinstatement of long-form census

The Federation has commended the federal government on the expeditious reinstatement of the mandatory long-form census. "We are now back on track to knowing who we are, in all our diversity," said Federation President Stephen Toope.

How sound science policy can make Ottawa better

Read Federation President Stephen Toope's op-ed in The Hill Times, where he welcomes the new government's commitment to science and suggests that the new Chief Science Officer role should advise on how research undertaken inside and outside of government can best serve public decision-making. 
Member news
Welcoming new Member Relations Officer, Eveline Callupe 

The Federation welcomes Eveline Callupe, new Member Relations Officer. Eveline looks forward to meeting members at our upcoming Annual Conference in Ottawa and at Congress 2016 at the University of Calgary.  
Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies joins membership

The Federation welcomes its newest member association, the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies (CAWLS). 

Highlights from the SSH community

Building Reconciliation, 
November 18-19

Join the conversation about how universities can respond to the urgent calls to action directed at postsecondary education institutions at this national forum at the University of Saskatchewan. 

CFI nationwide consultation on funding architecture 

Find out more about this initiative and contribute to the consultation by November 30. 

Upcoming events

Ideas can...put you to the test!

Test your knowledge of the Federation's history in our 75th anniversary History Quiz for a chance to win great prizes! We will be launching a new question every month for a full year. Take the first quiz in the series now.

Good luck!