Media Advisory - Media can access top research talent at the Congress of the
Humanities and Social Sciences

The realities of an aging population, creating adaptations to climate change and understanding new reproductive technologies

MONTREAL, May 31 /CNW Telbec/ - The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is holding a special media briefing session which will feature three Canadian researchers on topics of national and international relevance.

    
    When:  Monday, May 31, 10:30 to 11:15 am

    Where: Concordia University, John Molson School of Business, Room 2-285,
           1450 Rue Guy, Montreal, Quebec
    

New research featured in this session:

Jacques Legaré, demographer (Université de Montréal): With a public system under increasing stress, aging baby boomers will need to innovate and develop non-traditional support networks to manage their final years. Legaré looks at the Canadian picture leading up to 2030.

Julie Drolet, Assistant Professor of Social Work and Human Service (Thompson Rivers University): As the international community struggles for consensus on Kyoto and Copenhagen, communities are facing the real effects of climate change now. Drolet explores how communities are faring in the struggle for knowledge and strategies for adaptation.

Francesca Scala, Associate Professor of Political Science (Concordia University): New reproductive technologies can open up possibilities for animal-human hybrid embryos, cloning and sex selection. Dr. Scala explores how Canadian policy frames and constrains the debate on these technologies.

Get more from the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Organised by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences brings together about 9,000 researchers, scholars, graduate students, practitioners, and policy makers to share groundbreaking research and examine the most important social and cultural issues of the day. Montréal's Concordia University is the host of Congress 2010, May 28 to June 4.

The Congress program includes original research from across disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences, providing a great collection of expert sources and innovative story leads. Contact the Congress Media room for assistance connecting with researchers at Congress.

SOURCE Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

For further information: For further information: Ryan Saxby Hill, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, media@fedcan.ca, (613) 894-7635 (mobile), (514) 848-2424 ext. 5023 (media room)

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