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Opportunity to build a better Canada - a call to apply for Governor in Council (GIC) positions

May, 2017


"The Government of Canada has developed a new more transparent process for Governor in Council (GIC) appointments. Among the major changes to the process is the public posting of available positions, for which all interested and qualified candidates may apply.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), which is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences and strategically supports world-leading initiatives that reflect a commitment to ensuring a better future for Canada and the world.

The members of SSHRC's governing Council are distinguished representatives from the academic, not-for-profit, public and private sectors appointed by the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister, following a formal selection process led by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. The announcement for positions on SSHRC's governing Council has been posted recently (https://www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca/). SSHRC is inviting organization to announce the attached on web sites or share it with various networks.

 

French Presidential Election: Macron's clear mandate to govern and long term political effects for France and Europe

May 10, 2017 - Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria

Watch Helga Hallgrimsdottir (Public Administration), Marc Lortie former Canadian Ambassador to France) and Oliver Schmidtke (Centre for Global Studies)  discussing the second run of the French presidential election. 

Video 1: Reflections on the electoral results: a commanding victory for Marcon

Video 2: The ongoing electoral contest: towards the Parliamentary elections in June

Video 3: An opportunity to reinvigorating the EU under a Macron Presidency

 

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