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Manager’s welcome to the Hotel Alma

Amy Turner-Keller, General Manager, Hotel Alma & Seasonal Residence

When the University of Calgary was chosen to host the 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, we made sure to attend the preceding Congresses at Brock University and at the University of Ottawa to learn all we could. It's now our turn; we've taken what we've learned, added our own blend of Calgary hospitality, and created what we hope to be an outstanding experience.

As a proud ambassador of both the university and of Calgary, let me be the first to welcome you to our campus and to our city. We couldn't be prouder of both!

With over 8,000 attendees ready to make the most of Congress, preparations are being undertaken all over...

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Panel Discussion - The role and future of community associations: to discuss the importance of community associations and the role they play in our daily lives

By Brian Conger Urban Policy Program, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary and Jyoti Gondek, Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary

As part of the Congress 2016 exciting line-up of events, the University of Calgary will host six Interdisciplinary symposia to exhibit the university’s most compelling and leading-edge thinking and research. This article is part of a six-part series showcasing each event, all of which are open to Congress attendees and the general public.

On Thursday, June 2, 2016 The School of Public Policy’s Urban Policy Program, in partnership with the Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies at the...

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New to Congress Expo, the Expo Passport

By Ashley Craven, Event Planner at the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Formerly known as the Book Fair, our Congress trade show has changed a lot over the past several years. Now known simply as Expo and housed in the Congress Hub, it features over 50 exhibitors that are looking to connect with the attendees at Congress. This year, we have introduced the Expo Passport for our attendees to have the opportunity to win great prizes while they visit our exciting Congress Expo exhibitors.

The Expo Passport will be attached to the outside of the Congress Guide that you will pick up at registration. Keep this with you whenever you are headed to Expo in the Congress Hub. Whether it be to grab a quick snack or refuel on coffee at the Thinking...

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Faculty of Environmental Design embraces Congress 2016 theme of “Energizing Communities” through full-day tour of Calgary

Jennifer Robitaille, Communications Specialist, Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary

As part of the Congress 2016 exciting line-up of events, the University of Calgary will host six Interdisciplinary symposia to exhibit the university’s most compelling and leading-edge thinking and research. This article is part of a six-part series showcasing each event, all of which are open to Congress attendees and the general public.

On May 30, 2016, the Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) will host Energizing by design: Examining how design-based research is transforming the built environment. This unique, off-campus event...

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Getting radically interdisciplinary with the sciences

Natalie Brender, National Director, Genomics in Society, Genome Canada

 

More visibly than ever, advocates for the humanities and social sciences (HSS) are making the case that their fields must be considered not just on par with, but actually as partners with, the natural sciences in contributing to societal goods. The new federal environment is propitious, with the government’s announced reviews of science policy and innovation policy, as well as a commitment to evidence-based policymaking. These developments offer a new receptiveness to the notion that the natural sciences are most productive when combined with HSS insights.

There are also signs that the natural sciences are becoming more aware of the benefits of getting radically interdisciplinary—meaning...

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