Invited Presentations at National-International Conferences (since 1997)
“Graduate Studies in the Re-Imagining of Universities in the 21st century,” keynote at the “Future Humanities: Transforming Graduate Studies for the Future of Canada,” conference, McGill Universities, May 21, 2015.
“The Surprising Ascendance of the Digital Humanities: Why now? What’s next?” Public Lecture, University of Alberta March 31, 2015.
“The Future of Digital History: Niche or Norm?” invited presentation at the “Big History, Big Data” symposium, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, March 26, 2015.
“Misunderstandings, Contradictions and Dangers: Reflections on Why Digital Scholarship is Not Yet Centre-stage But Also Why We Should Still Be Cautiously Optimistic,”keynote at “Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production,” conference, Whistler, British Columbia, January 27, 2015.
“Big Data vs. Human Complexity: An early status report on the central question of the 21st century,” invited presentation at “Statistical Inference, Learning, and Models for Big Data” conference, Fields Institute, University of Toronto, Canada, January 20, 2015.
“Re-Imagining Campuses in the Digital Age” keynote at “Big Ideas, Globally Inspired” national conference ACSS, Toronto, October 20, 2014.
“At-scale Strategies to Support the Monograph, “presentation to Association of Research Libraries Fall Forum, Washington DC, October 9, 2014.
“Re-Making Research Administration in the Digital Age,” keynote presentation to INORMS International Conference, Washington DC April 12, 2014.
“Public Engagement to Develop Talent, Gain Insight and Make a Better Future: Re-imagining Campuses in the Digital Age,” keynote presentation at the international conference Engage 2013, Bristol, England, November 28, 2013.
“New Horizons for the Study of People: Interdisciplinarity, Internationalization and Innovation in the Digital Age,” presented at Horizons for Social Sciences and Humanities, Vilnius, Lithuania, September 23, 2013.
“Understanding People: how new insights are transforming campuses, companies and communities in the Digital Age,” keynote presentation at the Worldviews 2013: Global Trends in Media and Higher Education, University of Toronto, June 20, 2013.
“How Deep Conceptual Changes Are Creating Immense Opportunities for Contributions by the Humanities in the Digital Age,” panel presentation to Still in Good Shape? The Role of the Humanities in Higher Education and Society, German House, New York, April 3, 2012.
“Canada and the Global Quest for Excellence: Redefining and Pursuing Excellence in the 21st Century”, featured speaker at AAAs Annual Conference 2012, Vancouver, February 19, 2012.
“The Humanities and Open Scholarship in the Digital Era” Featured speaker at the Berlin 9 Open Access Conference, Washington DC, November 11, 2011.
“From Teaching to Learning in the Digital Age”, Plenary speech at the GRAND Conference 2011, Vancouver, May 14, 2011.
“Re-imagining Innovation in the 21st century”, featured speaker at the Canadian Science Policy Conference 2010, Montreal, October 21, 2010.
“Rethinking a New Model for Innovation”, invited lecture at New Brunswick Innovation Forum 2010, Saint John, NB, October 5, 2010.
“Embracing People-centred Innovation for a Successful 21st Century”, keynote speech at Advancing Canada’s Competitive Advantage: A National Forum on Management, Montreal, September 30, 2009.
“A New Consensus for Building Canada’s Competitiveness in the 21st Century”, invited lecturer, The Canadian Club of Ottawa, September 29, 2008.
“Canada as a Digital Nation in the 21st Century: The Innovation Contributions of the Social Sciences and Humanities”, Keynote address at Canada 3.0 Forum, Stratford, June 9, 2009.
“Tackling the World’s Toughest Challenges: Integrating Business and Social Innovation for a Successful 21st Century”, keynote speech, Accelerating Social Innovation: Smart Ideas for Canada Conference Toronto, November 10, 2009.
“Knowledge, Understanding and Talent in the Making of Successful Societies: Canada’s Fourth Chapter”, Reddin Symposium 2007, Ohio, January 13, 2007.
“Unilingualism, Bilingualism, Multilingualism: Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Debate,” invited public lecture, Arizona State University, February 21, 2006.
“Interdisciplinary, Multi-Institutional, International Collaborative Research,” invited public lecture, School of International Relations, University of Southern California, February 23, 2006.
“Ethics, Technology, and Confidential Research Data in Canada,” paper presented to World Congress of the Historical Sciences, Sydney, Australia, July 3, 2005.
“Scholarly Contradictions, Institutional Structures and the Changing World of Research,” plenary address to the Canadian Association of University Research Administrators, Gatineau, Quebec, May 17, 2005.
“Micro-history, Macro-history and the Changing Analysis of Canada’s Demography,” Public Lecture sponsored by the Population Studies Group and the Department of History, University of Victoria, October 20, 2004.
“Who are We? The Changing Questions of Identity in Canada,” The Don Whiteside Memorial Lecture, British Isles Family History Conference, Ottawa, September 18, 2004.
“Rethinking the Making of Canada‘s Official Language Identities,” Public Lecture, University of Edinburgh, April 2, 2004.
“Micro-histoire, macro-histoire, et la question linguistique au début du 20e siècle,” conférence, Université Laval, 23 janvier 2004.
“The Challenge of Contextualizing Census Data,” Keynote Address, “Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Historical Data: Intersections and Opportunities,” Université de Montréal, November 10, 2003.
“Historical Census Data in the New Research Paradigm,” Keynote Address, Annual Conference of the International Association of Social Science Information Service and Technology, May 28, 2003.
“Identity, Language and the Making of Linguistic Communities, 1880-1980: The Canadian Example in International Context,” Public Lecture, University of Texas at San Antonio, April 7, 2003.
« Historical Scholarship in a New Era : enseignement, recherche et cyberespace, » Public Lecture at the 2002 Award for Excellence in teaching, University of Ottawa, November 28, 2002.
“The Blossoming of Canadian Historical Scholarship, ” paper presented in the Distinguished Historians session of Ottawa 2000: A National Canadian Studies Institute for Teachers, July 10, 2000.
“Historical Research, Archival Practice, and the Making of Modern Canada,” Keynote Address, The Quebec Protestant Education Project Workshop, McGill University, June 16, 2000.
“The Challenge of Leadership at the Turn of the Century, ” Keynote Address, Golden Key National Honour Society Inaugural Ceremony, University of Ottawa, April 7, 2000.
“The Crisis in Scholarly Communication: Historical Perspectives.” Presentation to the Fall General Meeting of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries / Association des bibliothèques de recherche du Canada, Ottawa, November 4, 1999.
“The Case for the Social Sciences.” Keynote address, Social Sciences Colloquium Series 1998-99, University of Victoria, September 18, 1998.
« Mathématiques et identité masculine: la construction du pouvoir dans la modernité: Hypothèse à partir des cas ontarien et québécois. » Invited paper for the Atelier scientifique du Centre interuniversitaire d’études québécoises, Université Laval, February 18, 1998.
“New Strategies of Data Analysis in Historical Research.” Invited presentation to Statistics Canada, Branch Day, May 1997.
“The State of the Humanities in Canada.” Keynote address, Humanities Colloquium, University of Victoria, February, 1997.