Interdisciplinary Symposia

Interdisciplinary Symposia

This series is organized and sponsored by the Office of the Vice-President Research at the University of Ottawa and the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. It is designed to explore novel interdisciplinary research activities being conducted on issues of national and global importance in the social sciences and humanities. The following symposia have been confirmed for this year’s Congress:

Making Change: Research, Policy, Practice

May 31, 13:00 - 16:00
Walk through the experience of conducting interdisciplinary research with educational, social service and health organizations to improve programs and policies for citizens, especially those facing social exclusion. Learn more

When Data Meets the Soul of Culture

June 1, 13:00 - 16:00
Discuss the changing nature of scholarly research in the context of digital humanities: producing, sharing, analyzing, and preserving knowledge in the digital age. Learn more

Global Shifts and Canada’s International Policy

June 2, 13:00 - 16:30
Explore the implications of major trends in world affairs for Canada’s international policies on trade and commerce, security, human rights, and development. Learn more

Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work

June 3, 8:30 - 12:00
What impact will artificial intelligence and automation of jobs have on the demand for human workers? Learn more

Promoting Children's Rights and Resilience: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

June 3, 13:00 - 16:00
Let’s examine ways of promoting resilience among children whose development and functioning may be compromised by various adverse circumstances. Learn more

Corporate Governance and Sustainable Development

June 4, 9:00 - 12:00
Discover the role of corporate governance in the management process of issues related to sustainable development. Learn more

Climate Change Policies for a Low Carbon Economy

June 413:00 - 17:00
Explore the real world challenges of implementing a carbon price in Canada and internationally. Learn more