SSHRC Transformation – University-wide Open Forum

The Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) has embarked on a national consultative process in order to renew itself.

SSHRC is engaging researchers, graduate students, scholarly associations, community groups and policy makers in a national dialogue on the best ways to renew the human sciences. Universities have appointed SSHRC representatives to lead intensive discussions on campus; they will submit institutional reports by May 1, 2004.

To ensure that all voices are heard at York University, a number of meetings have been arranged. The York community is encouraged to attend an open forum on Tuesday, March 23 to provide York’s SSHRC representative, Professor Paul Axelrod and his steering committee with input to be used in drafting York’s institutional response.

Those attending are encouraged to read the SSHRC consultation framework document, “From Granting Council to Knowledge Council: Renewing the Social Sciences and Humanities in Canada”, which is available on SSHRC‘s Web site.

The forum will take place in the Seymour Schulich Bldg. room N109, at 4pm. For more information, see York’s Research Web.