Nordicity analyses Canada's international performance of research and creativity in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Aug 01, 2011

Ottawa – August 2011– Nordicity has commenced an analysis of Canada's relative international performance of research and creativity in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS). Engaged by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) to undertake this ground-breaking research, Nordicity has developed an innovative methodology to measure research and creative activity in the HASS disciplines.

For this analysis, Nordicity has developed various indicators to measure Canada's international performance in terms of output (volume), impact (audience and sales) and esteem (awards and nominations) associated with:

  • Books and book chapters
  • Film
  • Music recordings
  • Visual and performing arts works
  • Design patents
  • Online journals
  • Conference presentations

The results of Nordicity's analysis will support the CCA's Expert Panel on the State of Science and Technology in Canada 2011 report, the enhanced assessment update of the Council's inaugural State of Science and Technology in Canada 2006 report.

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For more information on this or other Nordicity research, contact:
Dustin Chodorowicz
Nordicity partner
Ottawa: +1 613 234 0120
Toronto: +1 416 657 2521
London, UK: +44 (0) 751 197 9022

About Nordicity:

Nordicity is a boutique international consulting firm providing private and public sector clients with solutions for Strategy and Business, Policy and Regulation and Economic Analysis across four priority industries:

  • Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Digital and Creative Media
  • ICT and Innovation
  • Telecommunications and Spectrum

Nordicity was founded in Ottawa, Canada in 1979. We now have offices in London, United Kingdom; Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver, Canada; and clients across North and Central America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

About the Council of Canadian Academies

The Council is an independent, not-for-profit corporation that supports science-based, expert assessments (studies) to inform public policy development in Canada. The Council draws upon the intellectual capital that lies within its three Member Academies – the Royal Society of Canada (RSC); the Canadian Academy of Engineering; and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

For more information on the Council, visit