Topic: Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Congress 2017: Challenges to the integrity of academic hiring practices

By Cheryl Athersych

During Congress 2017, a session on the Challenges to the Integrity of Academic Hiring Practices in the Corporate University encouraged participants to […]

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Congress 2017: Ask Someone You Don’t Know About Something You Don’t Know

By Cheryl Athersych

Above the Expo in a hallway, I found an art installation exhibit that, in a quiet and unassuming way, pulled together many […]

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Congress 2016 Day 2: Governance controversies and reconciliation in the university

It was another interesting day here at the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Calgary. Two sessions […]

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Congress 2016 Day #1: Climate crisis, student unions, and even more controversy

The team at Academic Matters is always thrilled to attend the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, this year in Calgary, […]

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Congress 2015: Challenges, opportunities for public sector unions facing austerity

By Brynne S-W

Austerity and precarity¬†figured largely on the agenda at the Canadian Association of Work and Labour Studies conference this week at the Congress […]

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Congress 2015: The humanities go deep, while Wente plays in the shallow end

By Erica Rayment

The annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences brought academics from across the country together in Ottawa this past week. As […]

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Congress 2015: The Canadian higher education data problem

Every year at the Canadian Society for Studies in Higher Education (CSSHE) meeting, you can count on someone – or a lot […]

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Congress 2015: Dilemmas for PhD graduates and doctoral education

By Mark Rosenfeld

The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences frequently offers an opportunity for reflection on the current state of an academic discipline […]

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Congress 2015: “Athens to the new Romes”

By Graeme

Yesterday, the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston gave a lecture as part of Congress 2015‘s Big Ideas lecture series. The topic […]

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Congress 2015: The one-sided higher ed conversation

By Graeme

There are missing voices in the public conversation around higher education, and it is hurting our ability to articulate alternative visions for […]

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