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3 September 2014
A gritty study of shanty towns and tent cities, has won this year’s 2014 Distin-guished Dissertation Award from the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies. Concordia University’s Eric Weissman’s (PhD Indi) multi-media, interdisciplinary work is the culmination of 13years immersed in the issue. more info . . .
26 August 2014
Ottawa - The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) at Wilfrid Laurier University is the winner of the 2014 CAGS/ETS Award for Excellence and Innovation in Enhancing the Graduate Student Experience. more info . . .
06 August 2014
Dalhousie University’s Daniel Boyce (PhD Biology) compiled the unprecedented collection of historical and recent oceanographic data to document declines in phytoplankton. more info . . .
28 May 2014
Competitive. Exciting. Fun. That’s the description we’re hearing about the recent Ma thèse en 180 secondes competition.It took place during the Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS) conference at Concordia University in Montreal.
21 May 2014
Take a look at these Three Minute Thesis entries and vote for a People’s Choice winner. This virtual competition is open until June 2. It is a terrific way to express your support for grad students who are workinging hard to share their research in a way that reaches out to all Canadians. more info . . .
4 Apr 2014
They came from right across the country - Victoria to St. John’s. In all, our co- ordinator, Lise Benoit, received 54 nomination packages for this year’s CAGS/ UMI Awards.
24 Mar 2014
For the past 20 years CAGS judges have reviewed some of the country’s best PhD work in search of Canada’s most distinguished dissertation.
5 Mar 2014
Two well known Canadians have joined the judges panel for the inaugural Canada’s 3MT challenge. Dr. John Polanyi, Nobel Laureate and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Toronto and CBC journalist Kady O’Malley, join CAGS President Noreen Golfman on the judges’ desk.
7 Feb 2014
The health of Canada’s graduate education system is a critical factor in a competitive global environment. And ultimately the creativity and sophistication of post graduates is key to an exceptional and vital society. That’s the message CAGS has delivered to the federal government as it reviews its science and technology strategy.
22 Jan 2014
The nomination process is now CLOSED for Canada’s Distinguished Dissertation Awards.
It is an exciting time of year here at CAGS when we put out this annual call. In partnership with publishers ProQuest-UMI we have been seeking out the best dissertations in Canada for 20 years.
20 Jan 2014
Three minutes. Eleven of Canada's best minds. The power of the spoken word.
That's the formula for Canada's first ever National Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) to be held in May 2014. And we are happy to announce that CAGS is sponsoring this virtual event.
31 Oct 2013
ACFAS and CAGS invite Canadian universities to hold their own French language 3MT® competitions and to send the winner to the finals in Montreal in May 2014!
26 Aug 2013
Montreal - Participants at the 2013 CAGS Conference will be looking at options for the future of Canadian graduate studies when the event takes place here November 3-6, 2013.
15 Aug 2013
Ottawa - A new program that encourages examiners to attend the dissertation defence process remotely has won the 2013 CAGS/ETS Award Excellence and Innovation in Enhancing the Graduate Student Experience.
12 Aug 2013
Ottawa - A critical analysis of Canada’s immigration system and the mandatory HIV testing of prospective immigrants and refugees has been awarded the 2013 CAGS/Proquest –UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award.
06 Aug 2013
Ottawa - A study about the evolutionary history and population patterns of the iconic North American Mountain Goat has won the CAGS/UMI-PROQUEST Distinguished Dissertation Award for 2013 (Engineering, Medical Science and Natural Science Category).