Canada Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS) annual conference

59th Annual CAGS Conference


The Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) is excited to announce the opening of registration for its 59th Annual Conference, to be held in a virtual format from 1-5 November 2021. 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 improvement of graduate studies, research, and administration. The title of this year’s conference – Care, Social Justice, and Inclusion in Graduate Studies – reflects a vibrant and forward-looking vision of the future of graduate education in Canada.

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 participants from across Canada who share an interest in transforming graduate education. Conference content will be offered in both French and English, and each event will feature integrated remote simultaneous interpretation.

Topics of discussion at our annual conference will include:

Reimagining graduate education

Transforming academic culture

Mental health and wellbeing

Inclusion, diversity, and equity

Anti-black racism and racial equality

Indigenization of the academy and support for Indigenous students

Graduate supervision and mentorship

Broadening perspectives on dissertations and the PhD

Career awareness and professional development

The early-bird registration period for the 59th Annual CAGS Conference has now opened. Register before 30 September 2021 to receive a 20% discount!

For more information about the CAGS Annual Conference, please write to Register today! 

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.