Giving voice to the humanities and social sciences across Canada
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research and teaching for the advancement of an inclusive, democratic, and prosperous society.
With a membership now comprising over 160 universities, colleges, and scholarly associations, the Federation represents a diverse community of 91,000 researchers and graduate students across Canada. The Federation organizes Canada’s largest academic gathering, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, bringing together more than 8,000 participants each year.
Your membership with us
Federation membership gives you the power to think, speak, and engage from platforms of national and international significance to the humanities and social sciences.
What is the ASPP?
The Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP), a key Federation activity, funds scholarly books in Canada that make an important contribution to the humanities and social sciences.
What skills are needed at the interface between the social sciences, humanities and the arts (SSHA) and society?
by Erika Dilling, Global Health and the Environment Honours Major, 3rd year at York University “What are the needs of prospective non-academic employers of SSHA talent in the industry as well as social and public sectors? More importantly, whose...
Toolkits for equity, diversity and inclusion in scholarly communications
By Dave Hazzan, writer and academic, completing his PhD in History at York University Many of the various avenues of communicating scholarly ideas, including lectures, classes, and seminars, disappear into the ether in time. Our theses – with the...
Reckonings and Re-imaginings: Confronting the legacy of colonialism and envisioning a more equitable future
By Eric J. Van Giessen, PhD Student in Sociology at York University Throughout history, the currents of societal change have always held the potential for destruction and rebirth. Examining the path to reconciliation, decolonization, and envisioning...