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The Doctoral Dissertation - A Consultation

Event #1031
The Doctoral Dissertation - A Consultation

Monday, May 29, 2017

15:30 - 17:00

VIC-Victoria 609

Who can attend: 
General public
This open event is hosted by: 
Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Congress partner

Given diversifying doctoral career paths and changing norms and needs in the academy and society, there is an ongoing conversation challenging scholars to rethink educational approaches to the PhD. The Canadian Association of Graduate Studies has formed a working group to study critical aspects of doctoral education in light of these changes as they relate to the dissertation. The discussion paper developed by the Working group can be read at:

The Federation for the humanities and Social Sciences and CAGS are co hosting an event to  offer  scholars  and students attending Congress  2017 the opportunity to participate in a round table discussion on the future of the dissertation to feed into this CAGS’ project. Lisa Young, Dean and Vice-Provost (Graduate Studies) of the University of Calgary, and Federation Board Director, will lead a discussion that will contribute to a report to be presented at the CAGS 2017 conference.

In partnership with the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies.