Save the Date!

59th Annual CAGS Conference

The Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) is excited to invite you to Save the Date for our 59th Annual CAGS Conference, to be held in a virtual setting from 1-5 November 2021. The conference days will run from 11:00 AM (ET) – 4:00 PM (ET), with 10-30 minute breaks scheduled throughout.

For nearly sixty years deans, associate deans, administrators, faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students have gathered at our annual conference to learn and share ideas about the future of graduate education in Canada. CAGS is committed to continuing this longstanding tradition in a virtual setting.

The 59th Annual CAGS Conference will include all of the elements typically featured at our in-person conference, as well as some new opportunities to share, learn, and connect with colleagues and friends. We are excited to leverage a sophisticated virtual platform to offer an expanded slate of workshops, panel presentations, and keynote addresses, as well as award ceremonies, special guest speakers, and interactive social events. The conference will bring together a diverse community of stakeholders from across Canada who share an interest in graduate education. The conference will be offered in both French and English, and each event will feature integrated remote simultaneous interpretation.

In the coming weeks we will release more information about the 59th Annual Conference, including a conference title and a formal call for speakers (French and English).

Conference registration will open in early September, and a discount of 20% will be offered for Early Bird registrants. More information about registration categories and fees will be provided in late-August.

To learn more about the 59th Annual CAGS Conference, please write to CAGS Executive Director, Ian Wereley (

See you in November!

Check out our previous conference platform

58th Annual CAGS Conference
Learning from the Present:
Transforming Graduate Education Post-Pandemic

1-5 February 2021