Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes a new President and announces four new Board members for 2019-2020

May 17, 2019

OTTAWA, May 17, 2019 – The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to announce its Board of Directors 2019 election results. The 2019 Board elections took place at the Federation’s first-ever virtual Annual Meeting, which was held on May 15, 2019.

Patrizia Albanese now assumes the role of current President, thereby ending her one-year term as President-Elect, and Guy Laforest assumes the role of Past-President, after completing his two-year term as President.

Re-elected for a second two-year term to the Board of Directors are:

Newly elected to two-year terms to the Board of Directors are:

  • Joel Faflak, Treasurer. Faflak is a Professor in the Department of English at Western University, and a Visiting Professor at Victoria College, University of Toronto.

  • Yolande Chan, Director, Institutions. Chan is Associate Dean (Research and PhD-MSc Programs) and E. Marie Shantz Professor of Information Technology Management, Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.

  • Deanna Reder, Director, Associations. Reder is Associate Professor in the Departments of First Nations Studies and English at Simon Fraser University, and Former President and founding member of the Indigenous Literary Studies Association.

  • Annie Pilote, Director, Research Dissemination. Pilote is Associate Dean of Research, Graduate and International Studies, Department of Educational Foundations and Practices at Université Laval.

The Federation wishes to thank the following outgoing members of the Board for their years of much-appreciated service:

The Federation also sincerely thanks now Past-President Guy Laforest for his dedication and leadership in his role as President over the last two years.

To see the Federation’s new Board of Directors, effective immediately, click here.


About the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

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.

Nicola Katz
Manager of Communications and Membership
Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Cell: 613-282-3489
Email: nkatz@ideas-idees.ca

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