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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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Rethinking graduate education to access greater career opportunities

By Veronica Vincent

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.

The University of Calgary’s Faculty of Graduate Studies has taken bold steps over the past few years to enrich the graduate student experience and has made new headway in preparing students for work, not just in academic professions, but also for the private and public sectors.

On May 31, 2016, the Faculty will host an Interdisciplinary symposium called Mobilizing...

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10 Ways to Use Digital Humanities to Enhance Your Research, Teaching and Dissemination: June 2 and 3 at Congress

Constance Crompton, Assistant Professor, Digital Humanities and English, Department of Critical Studies | Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies

The DHSI@Congress returns for a third year with eight hands-on workshops and two plenary talks that introduce Digital Humanities (DH) techniques, tools  and methods. Developed for faculty, students, and staff who are curious about DH, but would like a hand getting started, the series features 2.5-hour workshops on topics from project management to DH pedagogy, from theoretical issues to command line 101 (and more!). If you have ever wondered how to create your own multimedia digital exhibits, trace stylistic shifts in a novel, share files with collaborators, or...

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