This year’s conference which will be held at McGill University will focus on the foundational importance of arts research across the humanities and social sciences, as well as across the different types of higher learning establishments represented in the Canadian Council of Deans of Arts. The conference panels will be organized around four central themes:
Theme 1: The landscape of research funding in Canada, including new research programs that call upon the analytics and methodologies cultivated in the humanities and social sciences.
Theme 2: The role of arts-based disciplines and interdisciplinary initiatives in developing approaches to solving problems and creating solutions in areas ranging from social well-being to the future of the environment.
Theme 3: How can we foster research skills in undergraduate teaching programs as well as innovative new graduate degrees?
Theme 4: Continuing our discussions on the value of arts, how can we deploy and communicate our message, and what should the role of the Council be?
In recent years, Montreal has earned its place as a global hub for creativity and innovation, leading the way in industries spanning artificial intelligence, neuroscience, research and development, aerospace, video games and more.
Diverse, dynamic, safe and affordable, Montreal regularly ranks as one of the top student destinations and best places to live in the world. A true cultural capital, the city plays host to more than 100 festivals every year.
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