Welcome to The Human Factor, a podcast that puts the social in science.
I’m Cheryl Croucher. Every day we learn of new scientific discoveries, new technologies – all which come with the promise to make life better. But do they? The Human Factor explores the impact scientific inquiry has on our daily lives and our decision making.
This is Episode 4 of The Human Factor.
My guest is Gabriel Miller, President and CEO of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
This organization represents over 91,000 researchers and graduate students across Canada. That’s a lot of people who have dedicated their lives to helping the rest of us make sense of change, and maybe even help us do things better.
That interview coming up on The Human Factor.
Time: 21:41 Minutes
The Federation For The Humanities And Social Sciences Supports Researchers Nationally
I first learned of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences when I was looking for a young academic studying indigenous history. The Federation was about to launch Its 2021 Congress and for the first time ever, this massive annual event would be virtual – thanks to the global covid pandemic.
I learned the FHSS has roots dating back over 90 years. In 2022, it represents over 91,000 researchers and graduate students in the humanities and social sciences across Canada.
We live in a society where the major push from industry and government promotes innovation in technology. Yet new technologies like artificial intelligence and social media platforms disrupt society in many ways. And generally speaking, we are rarely prepared for these changes.
Gabriel Miller is the President and CEO of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. He offers this insight into the value of these disciplines in shaping our world.