Governor General to Attend the Annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

May 29, 2015, 09:00 ET from Government House

OTTAWA, May 29, 2015 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will address the attendees of the 2015 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences during a panel discussion on Monday, June 1, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., in the Desmarais building at the University of Ottawa.

"I'm so pleased to have this opportunity to talk about innovation in learning with some of Canada's leading thinkers," said the Governor General. "Researchers in the social sciences and humanities can help us better understand the way we learn and how we can improve learning capabilities in our contemporary context. I look forward to this exchange of ideas."

About the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Congress is the largest interdisciplinary conference in Canada, and one of the largest in the world. Now in its 84th year, Congress brings together 70+ academic associations that represent a rich spectrum of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including literature, history, theatre, film studies, education, music, sociology, geography, social work and many others. Congress 2015 is hosted by the University of Ottawa. For more information, visit

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