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27 March 2017

Project Provides Insight on Life After PhD


A project which tracked more than 2,700 humanities PhD grads from 24 Canadian universities and 60 departments has released a quantitative report which reveals some interesting information about how and where those grads are using their skills.

Working through McGill’s Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI) the TRaCE project website features stats and stories providing a fuller picture of humanities PhD outcomes in Canada.



“As all of us at TRaCE move forward into a two-year follow-up project, we’re pleased to invite anyone interested in the future of graduate education in Canada to check out the new overviews of both the quantitative and qualitative research,” says Project Director Professor Paul Yachnin. “We want to know what paths PhDs take, especially outside of the academy. Our goal is to create a community of peers for networking and mentorship. We also want to bring valuable data about humanities PhDs to light.”

You can check out a summary of interviews conducted with 300 PhDs here. A fuller project summary, including next steps can be found here.