Congress 2022 archive

Congress 2022 took place virtually from May 12 to 20.



Congress 2022 comes at an extraordinary time, as we hope to finally emerge from a global pandemic that has stolen millions of lives and disrupted the world as we knew it.  

At this crucial moment, Congress invites participants to reflect on the past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to lead challenging new conversations that can help us understand and shape our changing reality.  

Congress 2022 will feature a thought-provoking mix of panels, presentations, speakers, and workshops addressing issues of social and racial injustice and other pressing challenges for Canada and the world. The Congress program will enable participants to examine and strengthen their commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonizaton (EDID), and build collaborative strategies to entrench these principles in our disciplines, institutions, associations and in Congress itself.

Our theme is Transitions, and our goal is to inspire ideas, dialogue, and action. At Congress 2022, we invite members of the social sciences and humanities community to re-imagine the world we inhabit, so that together we can build a future that is more diverse, sustainable, democratic, and just. 

Land acknowledgement 

Congress events will include participants and audience members from various ancestral homelands across Canada and, indeed, around the world. This interactive map will allow you to understand the land on which you are situated. The map was produced by Native Land Digital, an Indigenous-led not-for-profit organization. This map is not to be used as an academic or legal resource, and should be used with an understanding that areas may be incorrect to local nations and individual interpretation. 

We extend our respect to all First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples for their valuable contributions, past and present.

Read the Federation’s land acknowledgement.  


 Congress is brought to life by a team of over 100 individuals, including Federation staff and board members, Program Chairs and Local Arrangement Coordinators, and partners. 

Congress would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors:

Partner Sponsor

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Participating Sponsor

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Participating associations

  • 9 - Canadian Society of Church History (CSCH)
  • 15 - Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE)
  • 16 - Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE)
  • 21 - Association des professeur.e.s de français des universités et collèges canadiens (APFUCC)
  • 23 - German Studies Canada (GSC)
  • 25 - Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS)
  • 26 - Canadian Historical Association (CHA)
  • 39 - Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM)
  • 42 - Canadian Society for the Study of Names (CSSN)
  • 43 - Canadian Association for the Advancement of Netherlandic Studies (CAANS)
  • 47 - Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA)
  • 51 - Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies (CSRS)
  • 56 - Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS)
  • 59 - Canadian Sociological Association (CSA)
  • 75 - Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS)
  • 92 - Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC)
  • 96 - Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes (WGSRF)
  • 98 - Canadian Association of Learned Journals (CALJ)
  • 105 - Canadian Communication Association (CCA)
  • 210 - Hungarian Studies Association of Canada (HSAC)
  • 217 - Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE)
  • 225 - Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID)
  • 238 - Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC)
  • 240 - Canadian Association for Translation Studies (CATS)
  • 242 - Film Studies Association of Canada (FSAC)
  • 246 - Canadian-American Theological Association (CATA)
  • 256 - Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (CAAL)
  • 259 - Environmental Studies Association of Canada (ESAC)
  • 276 - Association canadienne d'études francophones du XIXe siècle (ACÉF XIX)
  • 297 - Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS)
  • 300 - Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER)
  • 305 - Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies (CAWLS)
  • 309 - Black Canadian Studies Association (BCSA) 
  • 311 - Canadian Society for the Study of Comics (CSSC)
  • 314 - Open/Technology in Education, Society, and Scholarship Association (OTESSA)
  • 315 - Canadian South Asian Studies Association (CSASA)
  • 316 - Association internationale d’étude des littératures et cultures de l’espace francophone (AIELCEF)

Open programming at Congress 2022

Big Thinking

The Big Thinking series features leading scholars and public figures who present forward-thinking research, revolutionary ideas, and solutions to the critical questions and issues of our time. The Congress 2022 program was guided by the Transitions theme and building a more diverse, sustainable, democratic, and just future.  


Big Thinking at Congress 2022 was made possible thanks to the generous support of:

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Career Corner

Everyone from graduate students to established scholars can benefit from attending Career Corner, our professional development workshop series. Led by industry experts, these workshops include a range of topics, from publishing and communicating research, to advancing academic careers and discovering career options outside of academia.

Career Corner sessions at Congress 2022:

  • Publishing and marketing your scholarly book
  • Using the Canadian Humanities and Social Sciences Commons: An Interactive Workshop (Implementing New Knowledge Environments)
  • Navigating Your Career Transition: Insight and Advice for Black, Indigenous, and Racialized Graduate Students Searching for Careers with Purpose (Canadian Association for Graduate Studies)
  • SSHRC Talent: Scholarships, Fellowships and Beyond (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council)
  • Collecting and Communicating the Evidence of Impact (Research Impact Canada)
  • Introduction to Academic Podcasting (Amplify Podcast Network)
  • From research to policy: engaging with decision-makers in government (Evidence for Democracy)
  • Beyond impact to engaged research and publication in HSS (Routledge, Taylor & Francis)


The Career Corner series is sponsored by:

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See who exhibited at Expo 2022


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Athabasca University Press
AU Press is committed to making research and scholarship freely accessible through the publication of books and journals in open access.

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Between the Lines

Between the Lines is a social movement press founded in 1977. We publish nonfiction books that expose and challenge oppression in our society.

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Canadian Scholars & Women's Press
Canadian Scholars & Women's Press is an active independent publisher of integral books and authors in the humanities and social sciences for over 35 years.

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Congress 2023 at York University

York University will host the 2023 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Toronto, Ontario from May 27-June 2.

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Fernwood Publishing
Critical books for critical thinkers.

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Ingram Academic Services
We’re thrilled to showcase course books from a variety of publishers including Bristol University Press, Edinburgh University Press, Fordham University Press, The New Press, and many more. Congress attendees can visit the Ingram Academic site to request desk and exam copies. Titles featured cover all areas of the humanities and social sciences

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Literary Press Group / All Lit Up
The Literary Press Group (LPG) is a not-for-profit association of 60 Canadian literary book publishers. All Lit Up is LPG's online bookstore and blog.

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McGill-Queen's University Press
McGill-Queen's University Press is a scholarly publisher that defends, refutes, and creates fresh interpretations of the world with rigorously edited, beautifully produced, intelligent, interesting books.

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Memorial University Press
We publish scholarly books about the North Atlantic region, with a special focus on Newfoundland and Labrador and Atlantic Canada more broadly.

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Moving Images Distribution
Moving Images is a distributor of Canadian independent films. We provide DVDs, digital site licenses and event screenings for universities, schools, libraries and museums.

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Nimbus Publishing
Nimbus Publishing is the largest Canadian publisher east of Toronto, and the largest distributor on the East Coast.

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Penguin Random House Canada

Penguin Random House Canada aims to nourish a universal passion for reading by connecting authors and their writing with readers everywhere.


Saskatchewan-published books in all genres, including non-fiction, fiction, and poetry.


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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
SSHRC is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports research and training in the humanities and social sciences.

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University of Alberta Press 
UAlberta Press is a contemporary, award-winning publisher of scholarly and creative books distinguished by their editorial care, exceptional design, and global reach.

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University of Manitoba Press

University of Manitoba Press publishes books that combine important new scholarship with deep engagement in the issues and events that affect the lives of Canadians.

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University of Toronto Press
Founded in 1901, University of Toronto Press (UTP) is Canada’s leading academic publisher and one of the largest university presses in North America.

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University of Toronto Press Journals Division
The leading scholarly journals publisher in Canada for over 115 years, UTP Journals publishes work by internationally renowned authors across a collection of interdisciplinary journals.

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University of Regina Press

University of Regina Press is located on Treaty 4 Territory. We publish books that matter, in both academic and trade formats.

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Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Founded in 1974, WLU Press is known for excellence in scholarly and trade publishing in the humanities and social sciences.