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When science and art collide

Artists and researchers collaborate on an innovative look at biomedical science

Omar Mouallem, Canada Foundation for Innovation

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They’ve both served as Canada Research Chair council members, co-edited two books together and grown up in the same house in Mystic, Connecticut, but you’d be hard pressed to find a pair of siblings with more contrasting viewpoints on science than artist/art professor Sean Caulfield and legal scholar Timothy Caulfield.

“I’m more concrete,” says Timothy, a Canada Research Chair in Health Law...

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More than just a cardboard box

Using this cheap and lightweight material, researchers are helping parents design custom adaptations for their children with special needs

Malorie Bertrand, Canada Foundation for Innovation

Visit Innovation.ca for more stories about humanities and social science research supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). By funding state-of-the-art research infrastructure in all disciplines and across the full spectrum of research from discovery to applied, the CFI gives researchers the tools they need to think big and innovate.

 

The powerful allure of cardboard for children is well known to any parent who has witnessed their child’s delight at putting a box on his or her head — rather than playing with the expensive gift that was in said box. So it should come as no surprise that this sturdy paper product has found its way into the hands of researchers who use it...

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Promises fulfilled

Looking at the legacy of thousands of black slaves who fled to Canada in the 1800s

Laura Czekaj, Canada Foundation for Innovation

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In the 19th century, the feet of former American black slaves wore a path from captivity to the southern Ontario settlements they saw as places of freedom and deliverance, a land of promises fulfilled.

The journey of thousands of fugitive slaves and free North American blacks along the Underground Railroad created communities in areas such as Chatham-Kent County, where powerful ideologies of...

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The future of research dissemination: Events at Congress 2014

Karen Diepeveen, Policy Analyst, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The issue of open access and research dissemination is one that sparks many conversations across our fields. What is the future of scholarly work in this digital age? How – or should – scholars adapt? What kind of impact will these new models have on publishing?

The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences provides an ideal backdrop for these questions to be discussed and debated, with more than 8,000 scholars, publishers, readers and researchers gathering together. In that spirit, we have compiled a list of events open to all Congress delegates that will explore the relationship between research and open access, dissemination, publishing and use.

Copyright and the Modern Academic Debate Series - The “...

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Crossing over silos in genomics research

Karine Morin, Director, National GE3LS Program, Genome Canada

Silos, to many delegates who will attend Congress 2014, refer to insular thinking. To a few, they may evoke Canada’s agricultural tradition. It would seem unlikely that an exploration of the figurative term as well the literal one could happen at once during a session of Congress, but under the theme Borders without Boundaries, such an opportunity may not be so farfetched. In fact, considering how few life scientists will be traveling to Brock University to discuss advances in genomics, it may well seem more implausible that Genome Canada would participate in this year’s event. Yet those curious to learn how genomic research and innovation and the social sciences and humanities intersect should stop by our booth or attend one or both sessions sponsored by Genome Canada.

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