Congress at Brock to bring 8,000 scholars to Niagara in May

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Congress at Brock to bring 8,000 scholars to Niagara in May

Published on April 17 2014

In just under two months’ time, Brock University will welcome Canada’s largest academic gathering to its campus and to Niagara.

Organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Congress 2014 will bring 8,000 academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners together to share findings, refine ideas and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow.

“I think anyone who was here in 1996 (when the University last hosted Congress) will see Brock has grown in all directions, not just in student population,” says Jane Koustas, Brock’s academic convenor for Congress 2014.

For seven days from May 24 to 30, Congress at Brock - “Borders without Boundaries / Frontières sans limites” - will bring 70 learned societies and associations to the University.

“The theme Borders without Boundaries brings to mind not just our location on the Canada-U.S. border, but our intellectual GPS in a world where academic bearings are increasingly multidirectional, transdisciplinary and international,” says Douglas Kneale, Dean, Faculty of Humanities.

The gathering attracts delegates from every province and territory and from around the world, including our neighbours from Western New York State.

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