President Yolande Grisé to Attend 2013 ACFAS Conference

The President of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), Yolande Grisé, will speak during a round table organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences at Université Laval during the Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS) conference.

During a session entitled L’avenir de la recherche en sciences sociales : défis et enjeux [The future of social science research: challenges and issues], the Faculty of Social Sciences at Université Laval will celebrate 75 years of existence. Since the faculty’s creation in 1938, many of its students and professor-researchers have advanced science by shedding new light on social changes and the individuals experiencing them. The challenges and issues of social science research have changed over the years. 

This round table, strongly focused on the future, will offer a cross-cultural perspective between Quebec, Canada and Europe with guests who are closely engaged and connected in the field of social research. The lecturers will be: Mr. Camil Bouchard, Mr. Marc Renaud, FRSC, Mr. Chad Gaffield, FRSC, Mr. Normand Labrie and Ms. Louise Dandurand.

President Grisé’s attendance at ACFAS will close out a tour to strengthen ties between the RSC and its Institutional Members (IM), particularly in Quebec. Approximately thirty official visits have been made to university campuses throughout Canada during the 2012-2013 academic year, including about 10 in Quebec alone. This heightened presence stems from one of the priorities of her mandate, namely strengthening the Francophone community within the RSC. 

For more information, please visit the ACFAS website