57th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Graduate Formation for the 21st Century
Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Lord Nelson Hotel
November 6-8, 2019
AccommodationsGraduate and Postdoctoral Development Network (GPDN)Plenary SessionsProgramme (pdf)SpeakersTri-AgencyWorkshopsTask Force SessionsAGM

57th Annual Conference

Graduate Formation for the 21st Century
Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Lord Nelson Hotel
November 6-8, 2019

57th ANNUAL CONFERENCE Registration is now open.

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Jean-Pierre Gaboury Distinguished Lecture

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jo-ann Archibald, O.C., University of British Columbia

Indigenous Graduate Education for the 21st Century

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Discussions on the Future of Canada’s 3MT (New Session!)

Indigenous Student Support Roundtable

CAGS continues to support the development of programs that support all graduate students but is aware that there are particular challenges faced by Indigenous graduate students.

Many Universities have SAGE Programs or Liaison and Support Officers. Most of you do not know each other. CAGS would like to extend an invitation to those involved in supporting indigenous graduate students to a roundtable to share best practices and experiences across universities and regions and to network.

The Roundtable will run from 10am through 2pm Atlantic time on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, immediately in advance of the CAGS conference.

A virtual meeting option will be available for those unable to attend in person. For more information please email info@cags.ca.

We are excited to introduce our 2019 Conference speakers.

Andrew Kim

Andrew Kim

Anna Jubilo

Anna Jubilo

Bryan Hogeveen

Bryan Hogeveen

Daniel Jones-White

Daniel Jones-White

Deborah Burshtyn

Deborah Burshtyn

Dianne Looker

Dianne Looker

Fiona A. Black

Fiona A. Black

Ivan Joseph

Ivan Joseph

Jo-ann Archibald

Jo-ann Archibald

Kelly Taylor

Kelly Taylor

Kimberley Lamarche

Kimberley Lamarche

Letitia Henville

Letitia Henville

Lorna MacEachern

Lorna MacEachern

Luc Simon

Luc Simon

Marcelline Bengali

Marcelline Bengali

Mary McKenna

Mary McKenna

Matthew Smithdeal

Matthew Smithdeal

Mavis Reimer

Mavis Reimer

Melanie Braith

Melanie Braith

Rachel Kratofil

Rachel Kratofil

Roxanne Dompierre

Roxanne Dompierre

Tara Christie

Tara Christie

Tomke Augustin

Tomke Augustin

Valerie Harbour

Valerie Harbour

Deans, Associate Deans and Administrators' Workshop

Managing when everything is a priority Workshop Programme (pdf)
Aimee Surprenant

Aimee Surprenant

Bethe Andreason

Bethe Andreason

Brenda Brouwer

Brenda Brouwer

Brendan Morey

Brendan Morey

Gillian Robinson

Gillian Robinson

Jennifer Drennan

Jennifer Drennan

Linda Miller

Linda Miller

Marty Leonard

Marty Leonard

Pauline Sinclair

Pauline Sinclair

Susan Porter

Susan Porter

Graduate and Postdoctoral Development Network (GPDN)

Welcome Reception & 3MT Award Dinner

Imperial Ballroom, Lord Nelson Hotel

Wednesday, November 6

Plenary Session

The Skill of Self-Confidence in Graduate Studies

2019 Conference Speaker - Ivan Joseph

Dr. Ivan Joseph, Dalhousie University

Tri-Agency Update

Kelly Taylor, CIHR – Valerie Harbour, NSERC
Roxanne Dompierre, SSHRC

Representatives from CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC will provide an update on recent initiatives and invite all participants to provide input and ideas on their programs, activities and policies.

CAGS Task Force on Excellence in Graduate Programs

Incenting Excellence in Graduate Education

Chair of Panel: Dr. Debby Burshtyn, University of Alberta

Thursday, November 7, 2019

In this 75-minute panel, several members of the CAGS Task Force on Excellence in Graduate Programs will engage in a discussion about the challenges and opportunities that confront both graduate students and graduate program administrators in the twenty-first century. The overall aim of this panel is to share with conference attendees the ongoing work of our Task Force, and also to solicit comments, suggestions, and ideas for how we might continue to affect meaningful changes moving forward.

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Task Force on Truth and Reconciliation

Chair: Dr. Jo-ann Archibald, O.C., University of British Columbia

Friday, November 8, 2019

Conference Sponsors

The Canadian Association for Graduate Studies thanks the following sponsors for their generous support of the 57th Annual Conference