Dialogue Summer 2013


President's Desk

Canada 3.0 - Building a Digital Nation for the Benefit of Humanity

Several years ago, a software executive, a university president, a federal minister, a provincial minister and a mayor came together to launch a symbolic moonshot intended to inspire Canadian leadership in the digital universe and make Canada a true Digital Nation by 2017. It was a great success. This past May, Canada 3.0 2013 conference reflected the promise of that original event and hinted at some of the emerging dimensions of our rapidly evolving Digital Age.
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Partnerships key to innovation and prosperity

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), recently announced an investment of $167 million by the Government of Canada to support social sciences and humanities researchers at postsecondary institutions across Canada. This investment has leveraged an additional $43.4 million in matching support from sources involved in these projects such as national and international researchers and industry, public and not-for-profit partners.

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Meet the Final Five Storytellers

In early 2013, we challenged Canada’s postsecondary students to show how great research is laying the foundation for a better world. The Top 25 SSHRC Storytellers presented their work at a showcase event during the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, where a panel of high-profile communicators selected Final Five, who will appear at the 2013 World Social Science Forum in Montreal.

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Emphasis on mobile browsing and accessibility

In accordance with the Government of Canada’s new web standards and accompanying common look and feel, SSHRC has updated its website. This redesign brings SSHRC into compliance with the standards, which emphasize four key elements: mobile device compatibility, interoperability, usability and accessibility.

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