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 Scholarly Book Awards?
The Scholarly Book Awards (ASPP), a key Federation activity, funds scholarly books in Canada that make an important contribution to the humanities and social sciences.
Last fall, the Federation joined research advocacy organizations across Canada (“the Coalition for Canadian Research”) in calling on the federal government to make a major new investment in Canadian research . We are now launching our next major...
Description | Meet the panelists Description We all benefit when researchers are empowered to raise their voices and advocate effectively. Today, public policy needs researchers more than ever. In the face of increasingly complex challenges related...
Description | Meet the panelists | Watch the webinar | Transcript Description COVID-19 has been a stark reminder that understanding a novel pathogen is essential but insufficient to protect us from disease. Biomedical and technical solutions are...