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Rethinking the PhD culture: Whither comprehensives and dissertation?

Event #1367
Rethinking the PhD culture: Whither comprehensives and dissertation?
When: 

Monday, May 28, 2018

15:30 - 17:00
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Where: 

CK-Centre for Kinesiology – Congress Hub – Expo Event Space

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

This session aims at generating discussions of the current PhD culture and of the ways forward to address some of the concerns captured in the Report on Dissertation and Comprehensive Exams by the joint Task Force spearheaded by the Canadian Association for Graduate Students (CAGS). The Task Force collected perspectives on doctoral research and program processes from faculty, deans, and students across the country, and revealed the need to reconsider the norms related to dissertation and comprehensives. Join this session to find out about the report and to discuss its recommendations on how to ensure quality while opening up avenues to broaden scholarship.

Speakers: Susan Porter, Dean and Vice-Provost, Graduate and Post Doctoral Studies, University of British Columbia & President of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies; Lisa Young, Dean and Vice-Provost, School of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary; Efe Peker, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University, Research Fellow, CAGS

In partnership with the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS).