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Dean’s Podcast – Episode 7

An interview with two graduate students association presidents


Welcome to the Dean’s Podcast – the podcast about issues shaping graduate studies in Canada.

In this episode, host Carolyn Watters, Dalhousie University dean of graduate studies, and 2009 Canadian Association of Graduate Studies president, talks talk to Ben Whynot, president of the University of Alberta Graduate Students Association, and Craig Sloss, former president of the University of Waterloo Graduate Students Association.

The three met recently at the second annual G13 Graduate Students Association Conference in Edmonton and their discussion touched on the challenges of securing space on campus for graduate students, as well as how best to make the case for the importance of research funding in Canada.  (Running time: 29:50 mins).


If you’d like to get in touch with Carolyn about something you heard in the podcast, click here to e-mail her. Or, you can leave a comment in the forum below.

You can follow Carolyn and her colleagues, associate deans Sunny Marche and Dieter Pelzer,  at the Deans’ Blog, an intelligent and illuminating weekly take on issues affecting graduate students, post docs, and their supervisors at Dalhousie.

Theme music for the Dean’s Podcast by Derek K. Miller.

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