Dialogue Summer 2014


President's Desk

Cultivating Talent and Mobilizing Knowledge to Support Our Research Future

This issue of Dialogue focuses on two interrelated features of digital scholarship: the development of talented contributors to society and the effective dissemination of ideas and knowledge for the benefit of society. New dynamic models of engagement are fostering a more integrated concept of scholarship in which learning, research and innovation play complementary roles. This allows students, professors and external partners to work together in seeking new insights.
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Digital Humanities The Storytellers Knowledge Synthesis Grants
Jutta Treviranus


Research for a Better Life Research for a Better Life
From the shoebox to computer-assisted conceptual mining

In the late 1960s, Jean Guy Meunier wrote his dissertation using handwritten notecards filed in shoeboxes. With the creation of an automated system for computer assisted reading and conceptual analysis, 40 years later, this philosophy professor is breaking new ground in the field of text mining.


Meet the Final 5

SSHRC challenged postsecondary students to get creative with storytelling to promote great research. Now the results are in. An expert panel of judges selected the Final Five from among the Top 25 presentations at the Storytellers Showcase at Congress 2014. Follow us on Twitter (#SSHRCStorytellers @SSHRC_CRSH) and visit our YouTube channel for exclusive Storytellers content.


Skills development for the labour market

The social sciences and humanities offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise on labour market dynamics and skills development. SSHRC supports research exploring the skills needs of the Canadian labour market and identifying the most promising policies and practices for better meeting such needs in the future.


Priscilla Renouf

In Memoriam

Passing of council member Priscilla Renouf

SSHRC lost a dear friend and valued colleague with the death of Priscilla Renouf this April. An internationally respected archaeologist and Canada Research Chair in North Atlantic Archaeology at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Dr. Renouf had been a dedicated member of our governing council since 2008. She will be deeply missed.


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