Canadian Association for Graduate Studies
The Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) was founded in 1962 to promote graduate education and university research through meetings, publications and advocacy. The Association brings together 58 Canadian universities with graduate programs and the three federal research-granting agencies, as well as other institutions and organizations having an interest in graduate studies.
The National Office deals with the day-to-day operations of the Association, maintains the website, oversees the e-mail discussion lists and coordinates the decisions or the initiatives of the Board of Directors.
The National Office provides information about the Association, about membership in the Association and about graduate studies in Canada.
The National Office monitors federal policies and legislation with respect to graduate education and university research, and provides information to research-granting agencies, civil servants and Members of Parliament on the purpose and needs of graduate education.