SSHRC to Present Six Future Challenge Areas at Université de Moncton

Panelists will discuss the six future challenge areas identified through SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future initiative at the Université de Moncton on Thursday, February 20, 2014.

Hosted by Lise Dubois, associate vice‑president of research and dean, faculty of graduate studies and research, at Université de Moncton, the event will feature presentations by:

  • Brent Herbert‑Copley, SSHRC’s vice‑president, research capacity;
  • Manon Jolicoeur, SSHRC‑funded PhD candidate in Education, Université de Moncton and a SSHRC Final Five Storyteller winner;
  • Nick Scott, managing director, NB Social Policy Research Network;
  • Diane Pruneau, professor, Faculty of Education, Université de Moncton.

Over the past two years, SSHRC conducted a cross Canada and international consultation process. SSHRC reached out to more than 13,000 subject matter experts, members of the academic research community and public and private sector leaders to seek their insight.

The goal of Imagining Canada’s Future was to identify future challenge areas for Canada in an evolving global context that are likely to emerge in five, 10 and 20 years and to which the social sciences and humanities research community could contribute its knowledge, talent and expertise.

The result was the selection of SSHRC’s six future challenge areas. They represent lenses through which SSHRC—in collaboration with the Canadian social sciences and humanities research community—feels it can and should make a difference in the coming years.

The panel discussion will take place on Thursday, February 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in room 136 of the Léopold‑Taillon Building at the Université de Moncton, at 18 Avenue Antonine‑Maillet, in Moncton.

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For further information, please contact:

Thérèse De Groote
Senior Policy Advisor,