“It is with great pride and enthusiasm that we welcome three exceptional new members to our Board of Directors. Their diverse expertise and undeniable commitment enrich our Board team, strengthening our ability to fulfil the mission of our association.” Philippe-Edwin Bélanger, CAGS President

The Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) is pleased to announce the election of four new members to the board of directors: Dr. Robin Hicks, Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Victoria; Dr. Effrosyni (Faye) Diamantoudi, Dean of Graduate Studies at Concordia University; Dr. Shawn Fraser, Dean of Graduate Studies at Athabasca University; and Naima Samuel, a PhD Candidate at the University of Waterloo. The decision was made by a unanimous vote held at the 61st CAGS Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, 9 November 2023 in Victoria, British Columbia. Robin, Faye, Shawn, and Naima will undertake a two-year term as directors on the board (Nov. 2023—Nov. 2025).

CAGS extends its gratitude and best wishes to Dr. Jeff Derksen of Simon Fraser University, Dr. Nathan Hall of McGill University, and Kelsey Pennanen of the University of Calgary, each having concluded their terms as directors. We wish to express a special note of appreciation to Dr. Marty Leonard of Dalhousie University, who has retired from the CAGS board after years of distinguished and dedicated service as Director, Vice President, President, and Past President.

The CAGS board of directors extends a warm welcome to these new appointments, and looks forward to working together in pursuit of our mission and vision.