The AESIS Network is proud to announce that its next edition on ‘The Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities on Society’ will be taking place in Toronto, Canada. For this edition, we are aiming to foster a discussion on how one can assess and stimulate impact of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) through an interdisciplinary approach. In order to generate a profound impact of SSH on society, we believe collaborations with parties from business, government and not-for-profits, and engaging with the broader public are all vital aspects in this process.
We start the event with an attempt to both map and assess the impact of SSH; what does impact mean in the context of different segments of society, and through which indicators can you measure it? Then, we will identify different opportunities of collaborations with societal stakeholders, and discuss how co-creations of knowledge with other scientific disciplines may play a role in stimulating impact. Subsequently, we will engage in interactive discussions on which skills can enable one to optimise impact for the sake of the public as a whole and close with some targeted recommendations for the Canadian science policy system and beyond drawn from the conclusions of the meeting.
The interdisciplinary momentum and focus on addressing nation and global societal challenges in Canada’s research eco-system make it an excellent and indeed inspirational context to foster the worldwide debate on impact while international perspectives offer valuable and critical evaluations to the current progress and obstacles in Canada. The AESIS Network and its partners are excited to welcome you to the ‘Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities 2020’ conference in Toronto.
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15 and 16 October
The Real institute at Ryerson University
424 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M5B 2H3