Response to Canada’s Fundamental Science Review 2016

The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/ Société canadienne des humanités numériques ( welcomes the opportunity to offer feedback on fundamental research support in Canada. We write on behalf of and following consultation with our membership, which comprises faculty, librarians, administrators, instructors, academic workers, and graduate and undergraduate students working in the Digital Humanities in English and French, as well as many other languages including Greek, Latin, and Japanese as well as many European languages. Our community has, on the whole, been well funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Canada Foundation for Innovation programs. Our other funding and support sources are diverse and include MITACS, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Council on Information and Library Resources (CLIR), Compute Canada and its regional consortia, CANARIE, and, via in-kind contributions, other organizations from within and beyond the academy including archives, innovation centres, arts groups, galleries, social justice organizations, and First Nations. Our association is committed to advancing opportunities for research and career advancement to students, trainees, and early career researchers, as well as to those underrepresented in the broader academic community.

The full response can be accessed here in PDF format.