Congress in the news - May 30

Online Coverage

Poutine A Victim Of Cultural Appropriation, Argues Quebec Researcher (HuffPost Canada)
Date: May 29, 2017
The paper will be presented at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Ryerson University.

Whose junk food is it anyway? (RCI (Online))
Date: May 29, 2017
The paper will be presented this week at Ryerson Univeristy in Toronto, Ontario at a Congress of the Humanties and Social Sciences as part of the Oh Humanities series.


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Guest blog by Dr. Vianne Timmons, President and Vice Chancellor, University of Regina

We are now officially a year away from Congress 2018 and, as host university, we are thrilled to invite you to our community! 

Regina has proudly hosted a number of large-scale events in recent years – the 2013 Grey Cup, the 2013 Juno Music Awards, and the 2014 North American Indigenous Games come to mind. What strikes visitors to events such as these is the unique way our community comes together to ensure attendees feel welcomed and experience the hospitality for which Saskatchewanians are known across Canada.

Community is at the heart of who we are and what we do.  It is also the inspiration for the theme for 2018, “Gathering diversities,” which honours Regina’s history as buffalo...

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Reconciling Past Wrongs and Redefining Citizenship

Guest blog by Caleb Snider, Congress 2017 blogger

The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences brings together leading thinkers, academics, researchers, policy-makers and innovators to explore some of the world’s most challenging issues. Congress celebrates the vitality and quality of Canadian research contributions, and helps train the next generation of Canadian ideas leadership. This year’s theme “The Next 150, on Indigenous Lands" celebrates the history, legacy and achievements of the peoples and territories that make us who we are, and anticipates the boundless opportunities of the future. Organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, this year’s Congress is being hosted by Ryerson University in Toronto from May 27-June 2. Follow this series of Big Picture at #congressh blogs.

In the first of Congress 2017’s Big Thinking series, writer and activist Professor Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair...

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Journalism + Academia = Better information

Guest blog by Scott White, Editor, The Conversation Canada

There’s a sad irony facing society today: at a time when people need strong journalism more than ever, the business model of the legacy journalism industry is broken and may be beyond repair. In a world where “fake news” has found its way into the lexicon over the last year, how will Canadians get factual and important information they need to help them make informed decisions about significant issues in their lives?

One solution can be found in the world of academia. Consider the possibilities if academics, armed with years of knowledge, expertise and research relevant to many of today’s current events, could work with journalists to provide a new form of journalism.

That’s exactly the model for The Conversation Canada. I’m the new Editor of The Conversation Canada and we will be launching...

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