Winners of Canada Prizes announced
April 2016
Congress 2016 discusses reconciliation and other key issues
Congress will feature an array of high profile events, including many on the priority issue of reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples. To see highlights of Federation and member programming on this theme, browse our calendar of events and in the advanced search feature, choose 'Reconciliation event' in the 'Series' drop-down menu. Register now!
Federation news & events
Winners of Canada Prizes announced
The Federation has announced the winners of the 2016 Canada Prizes for excellence in scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences. Congratulations to winners Caroline CaronCaroline DurandNancy Turner and Brian Young, as well as the other finalists! Join us for a special event at Congress to honour their work on Sunday, May 29 in Calgary at 15:45 in Expo.
Big Thinking on the Middle East - April 19
The systemic collapse of a political order established more than 100 years ago is creating ripples far beyond the Middle East region. Janice Stein of the Munk School of Global Affairs will speak to the implications for Canadian strategy next week at the April 19 Big Thinking on the Hill.
Big Thinking on Canada's Origins - May 10
On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Kathleen Mahoney of University of Calgary proposes resetting Canada's origin story to acknowledge the foundational contributions of Indigenous peoples, in addition to the British and French. Learn more at the May 10 Big Thinking on the Hill.
Federation applauds Budget 2016
The Federation welcomes the largest annual increase in discovery research in 10 years, recognizing its potential to significantly strengthen Canada's research portfolio. Learn more in the Federations's media release, blog and briefing note to members. Or read an interview with Executive Director Jean-Marc Mangin in Le Devoir, "Les chercheurs réjouis du rattrapage."
Bookmark it!
Each month our new Bookmark it! blog series profiles books that are significant to Canadian culture, society and research. As part of the ASPP's 75th anniversary celebration, members of the Academic Council are contributing to the series. See the latest, on Many Tender Ties: Women in Fur-Trade Society, 1670-1870.
Caring about science

President Stephen J. Toope weighed in on Why you should care about the new science agenda in a March 17 op-ed in The Globe and Mail. "The science agenda in Canada needs and deserves a lot of work...The challenge now is to get the job done right," he said.
Big Thinking on electoral reform
André Blais of Université de Montréal addressed Parliamentarians regarding a fundamental issue in our democracy, answering the question "What would proportional representation change?" at a March 22 Big Thinking on the Hill. See the video here.

Member news
Attention GA reps
All General Assembly representatives are invited to participate in the Federation's 2016 Annual General Meeting, which will take place at Congress 2016 on Sunday, May 29 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm in MacEwan Hall, Ballroom 301 at UCalgary. The registration deadline is May 6.
Highlights from the HSS community
Surveys on HSS careers

The Conference Board of Canada is seeking SSH faculty and administrators to participate in a survey on the career paths of humanities and social sciences undergraduates. Should you wish to have your say, click here for more information.
SSHRC announces Top 25 Storytellers
The Top 25 Storytellers in SSHRC's annual contest were announced on April 4. The Top 25 are invited to Congress 2016, where they will participate in an exclusive research communications master class and deliver their presentations before a live audience at the Storytellers Showcase on May 30 from 10 am to 12 noon in the Main Expo Event Space.

Upcoming events
See more events in our Calendar of Events.
Ideas can....put you to the test!

The Federation History Quiz is in full swing! Each month we post a new question, as well as answers and winners from previous months. Test your knowledge of the Federation's history and enter to win one of several prizes.  

Good luck! 

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