Research at the School
On the strength of Canada's two major intellectual traditions, anglophone and francophone, the Faculty of Social Sciences stands as a centre of excellence in knowledge creation, research and training. Driven by both disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, research at the Faculty is at once rich, innovative and varied, contributing to the depth and breadth of discussions on current issues here and elsewhere. And whether fundamental, theoretical, applied or action-oriented (action research), this research stems from proven expertise—most notably in Canada's Francophonie—and greatly influences individual communities and society in general.
In step with contemporary society on both the national and international fronts, the Faculty of Social Sciences fosters social innovation, creates and shares knowledge, promotes public policy development and builds research partnerships with the public and private sectors, as well as community organizations.
World of Ideas Features
The drive behind following how an indigenous plant becomes a biopharmaceutical is a political one.
Aquaculture— the farming of ocean and fresh waters—is one of Canada's newest industries, and has the potential to increase food supply from the oceans. However, critics charge that it poses risks to human health, local communities, and the environment.
Author: Nathan Young, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies
Les dimensions politiques de la coexistence avec les populations autochtones dans les États pluralistes modernes
(in French) Ethnicity has gradually risen as a key element in the process of political legitimization among Indigenous peoples. This work studies the New Zealand Maaori and the Tahitians of French Polynesia, and argues that mobilizations and claims, as well as the ethnicization processes, are frequently the result of pluralistic modern state political structures.
Author: Natacha Gagné, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies