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25 May 2017

Talking Dissertation at 2017 Congress


For several years, scholars across Canada have been engaging in a conversation about if, and how, educational approaches to the PhD need to be changed.

It has been a challenging issue. That’s why the Canadian Association of Graduate studies formed a working group to study critical aspects of doctoral education as they relate to the dissertation. It is an important conversation given the multitude of career paths, changes to the academy and to society.

The CAGS discussion paper can be found here. But the work and consultations continue.

The next major one will be at Congress 2017 in Toronto.

Lisa Young, University of Calgary’s dean of graduate studies and vice-provost will be moderating that round-table session which takes place Monday, May 29 between 15:30 -17:00 at Ryerson University. (Vic- Victoria 609). Submissions, comments and observations from that session will be integrated into CAGS’ report which will be presented at our annual conference later this year.

The bilingual session is open to the public and is an opportunity for scholars and stakeholders to contribute to that report. We are really looking forward to hearing from participants and are grateful to the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences for the opportunity. Need more information?

Contact phd-doctorat@cags.ca