Dr Chad Gaffield

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April 15, 2014

Dr Chad Gaffield is stepping down after three years into his second five-year terms as president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Gaffield will leave the position August 31st and resume his position as a history professor at the Univ of Ottawa. During his years at SSHRC, he has overseen a renewal of the granting council's governance and led a redesign of its program architecture under three umbrella themes — talent, insight and connection. Gaffield has raised SSHRC's profile outside of the academic community, particularly with business. The SSHRC governing council now has a strong business component, including economist and public policy expert Dr Jack Mintz as its current chair...

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