U of R to host Canada’s largest academic conference

Posted: January 16, 2015 2:00 p.m.

(L to R) His Worship Mayor Michael Fougere; the Honourable Kevin Doherty, Minister of Advanced Education; Dr. Vianne Timmons, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Regina; Dr. Antonia Maioni, President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences; and Dr. Thomas Chase, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), University of Regina.
(L to R) His Worship Mayor Michael Fougere; the Honourable Kevin Doherty, Minister of Advanced Education; Dr. Vianne Timmons, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Regina; Dr. Antonia Maioni, President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences; and Dr. Thomas Chase, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), University of Regina. Photo: U of R Photography

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences announced today that it has selected the University of Regina to host the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2018.

More than 7,000 attendees are expected to participate at Canada’s largest academic gathering which is also the largest interdisciplinary academic conference in North America.

“The University of Regina is proud to have been chosen to host Congress 2018 and we look forward to welcoming scholars from across Canada to our campus,” said Dr. Vianne Timmons, University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor. “This will be a great opportunity to highlight our world-class scholarship and research, while also demonstrating outstanding prairie hospitality to our visitors.”

Congress brings together scholars, students, practitioners and policy-makers from across the country and around the world to share knowledge and innovative research. Discussions centre on issues related to a broad spectrum of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including literature, geography, theatre, sociology, education, digital humanities and history.

Congress 2018 will take place from May 26 to June 1, making it the event’s 87th consecutive year.

“I would like to thank our university and community partners for supporting the bid and for the vital role they played in bringing Congress to Regina for the first time,” said Dr. Timmons.