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For more than 50 years, deans and administrators from Canada’s graduate schools have met in the late autumn to share information on the challenges and trends in graduate education. The CAGS annual conference is an opportunity to explore best practices, discuss hot topics, co-ordinate advocacy and connect with colleagues from across the country and the world.

2016 Annual Conference: Toronto, Hyatt Regency, November 2-4

16 August 2016

Registration is now open for the CAGS 54th Annual Conference.

Please visit our newly developed conference website to register and view details about our speakers and conference programme.

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For the first time and at the request of our members, CAGS will hold a workshop for new, newish, Associate and prospective Deans on November 2, the day preceding the CAGS conference. The workshop is intended to provide practical information in a relatively informal setting and a welcoming space where participants can ask the questions they have been reluctant to ask before! The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency (Toronto), the conference hotel.

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CAGS invites leading thinkers and innovators from academia, government, and the private sector to pose questions and offer strategies so that graduate education can fulfill its important role in Canadian society. Representatives from graduate student groups are also invited. The format consists of a plenary, breakout sessions and workshops. Social gatherings and plenty of hallway time offer the opportunity for informal connections.

The conference also celebrates excellence. Canada’s Distinguished Dissertation Award, the National Three Minute Thesis Award and the ETS Award for Excellence are an important part of the proceedings.

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