The Canadian Association for Graduate Studies Task Force on Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and Graduate Education

The Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) has created aTask Force on Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and Graduate Education (Reconciliation Task Force). This Reconciliation Task Force will examine the implications for graduate education in relation to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) Calls to Action, to reflect on the role of graduate education in promoting reconciliation between non-Indigenous and Indigenous peoples in Canada, and to conduct a systematic review of reconciliation graduate educational practices from across the country.

A Review of Doctoral Dissertation and Comprehensive/Candidate Exam Models in Canada in Relation to Learning Outcomes Relevant to Both Academic and Non-Academic Careers

The alignment of the dissertation and the CE in terms of preparing students as researchers in today?s environment or for innovative work outside the academy is in question. The purposes and structures of these basic PhD components have not changed significantly since the origin of the modern PhD, which was developed primarily as a vocational degree for the professoriate.