Best wishes for a happy holiday season! 
December 2015
Re-live the Federation's annual conference 

Expert speakers and a dynamic audience made for spirited debate at the Federation's annual conference in Ottawa on November 17. The past and future of the Federation on its 75th anniversary as well as Reconciliation and impact measurement were key topics of discussion. Read about the highlights of the conference in the event summary, watch videos of speakers and panels from the day and see photos of the event.
Federation news & events
Congress 2016: Registration opens in early January

Registration for Congress 2016 will open early January. Check this page after the holidays to register early and benefit from special rates. Until then, discover the events that will be open to all attendees and start planning your trip to Calgary.  
Wab Kinew: Reconciliation and the Academy

Journalist, artist and university administrator Wab Kinew challenged his audience to reflect on actions towards Reconciliation in PSE in a candid Big Thinking lecture at the Federation's annual conference. 
Big Thinking on the road: Canada's origin story

From the AGM of the Royal Society of Canada in Victoria, BC, the Federation was proud to co-sponsor a 
Big Thinking lecture with the University of Calgary, featuring Professor Kathleen Mahoney, who proposed some new ideas for resetting Canada's origin story through more formal recognition of Indigenous contributions to Canada. 
The Federation is looking good at 75!

Thank you to all friends who were able to make it to the Federation's 75th anniversary reception in Ottawa to celebrate this milestone together. If you missed the event, you can get a taste of it in the photo album.

The challenge of Reconciliation in one moment

Read the blog post by Peter Severinson, Policy Analyst at the Federation, sharing his thoughts on confronting the barriers to Aboriginal knowledge at universities.

Big Thinking on the Hill returns in the new year

The Big Thinking series will be back on Parliament Hill in the new year with a lecture by law professor Jocelyn Downie on February 23 on the human rights, ethical and legal choices confronting Canadians concerning end-of-life care and doctor-assisted suicide. Save the date!
Recommend a Congress Expo exhibitor

Expo is one of the elements that make Congress so special. It is Canada's biggest academic trade show and we're always looking for new exhibitors to improve the offering to attendees. If you have ideas let Ashley Craven know!
Member news
University of Winnipeg makes Indigenous course a requirement

Starting in the next academic year, all students at the University of Winnipeg will be required to take an Indigenous studies course to graduate. 
Members, this is your spot!

All members of the Federation are invited to submit their news, updates and events to Eveline Callupe, Member Relations Officer, to be featured in this Member news section of the Communiqué. We look forward to receiving and sharing your latest news.
Highlights from the SSH community
"Building Reconciliation" at the University of Saskatchewan

On November 18-19, the University of Saskatchewan hosted: "Building Reconciliation: Universities Answering the TRC's Calls to Action"-a two-day national forum for Canadian university presidents and their leadership teams, First Nations and Métis leaders, student leaders, Aboriginal scholars, and scholars dedicated to research that is meaningful to Aboriginal peoples.  The forum focused on how universities could respond to the urgent calls to action directed at post-secondary education institutions by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. 

SSHRC announces Impact Awards recipients 

Congratulations to the five recipients of SSHRC's prestigious Impact Awards, announced last month. 
Ideas can...put you to the test!

The Federation History Quiz is in full swing! We've posted a new question for December so you can test your knowledge of the Federation's history and enter to win one of several prizes.

Good luck!