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Congress 2012
Saturday, May 26 to Saturday, June 2, 2021
Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo

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Press room

Location: Wilfrid Laurier University Athletic Complex
Hours: May 26 to June 1, 9:00Â to 17:00
            June 2, 9:00 to 12:00
Phone: 519-884-1970 ext. 4770

Parking is free for accredited media outside the athletic complex.

Unable to attend Congress 2012 in person? Simply contact our media team for support. We can help set up telephone interviews, provide Congress abstracts, subscribe to our daily news alerts and share media releases. You can also follow us on Twitter @fedcan and through

Media contacts

Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Alison Hebbs, Director Policy and Communications
613-282-3489Â Â [email protected]

Marie-France MacKinnon, Bluesky Strategy Group
613-241-3512 x229Â Â [email protected]

Wilfrid Laurier University

Kevin Crowley, Director of Communications and Public Affairs
519-573-1084Â Â [email protected]

University of Waterloo

Shelley Grandy, Senior PR Advisor
905-866-2656Â [email protected]

About Congress

The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest multidisciplinary academic gathering in Canada. This year’s theme, Crossroads: Scholarship for an Uncertain World, will underpin thousands of presentations, panels, keynotes and other events taking place over eight days.

Each year, the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences organizes the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at one or more of Canada’s universities. Read more about Congress here.
Congress 2012 is being co-hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo. Seventy associations hold annual meetings under the banner of Congress. Many of the 7,000 attendees expected this year in Kitchener-Waterloo between May 26 and June 2 will be sharing new research, innovative ideas and engaging in debates on topics of interest to your readers.

What to expect at Congress 2012:

  • Access to world-class research in disciplines across the humanities and social sciences
  • Support from the Congress media team to track down researchers, scope out topics of interest
  • An opportunity to see leading scholars and public figures featured in the Big Thinking keynote series
  • A fully staffed media room with interview room, access to telephone, and Internet connections