Dialogue Fall 2013


President's Desk

Imagining Canada’s Future

For Canada to be a successful 21st-century society we need to anticipate what lies ahead and be open to the potential futures facing us all. There are pressing challenges to which the social sciences and humanities research community can and should contribute its knowledge, talent and expertise. This is the inspiration behind SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future initiative.
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