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The Canadian Committee of Graduate Students in Education (CCGSE/CCÉÉCSÉ) is the graduate student caucus within Canada’s national network of educational researchers, the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). We welcome your membership and participation as well as your ideas for projects and conference activities that enhance our experiences as a diverse and heterogeneous group of students.


Patricia (Trish) Jagger
University of Alberta
pjagger at

Call for Nominations

The Canadian Committee for Graduate Students in Education is seeking to fill two positions on our Executive Committee, replacing two outgoing members. Students are invited to self-nominate themselves for either position.  Deadline to Apply is May 15, 2021. Please see the details below:

1. 2021 – 2023 Annual Conference Incoming Program Co-Chair
Job Description:
Sending out call for proposals for the annual conference, and handling inquiries regarding submitting proposals, and what to expect for the conference
Matching proposals to reviewers for peer review, and ensuring all submissions are peer reviewed with adequate feedback
Sending out acceptance letters/declined letters
Arranging the sessions, booking rooms, catering
On the conference floor, making sure our sessions were running smoothly
Assisting other members as necessary

Terms of Office:  The position is for two years (2021– 2023) beginning as the last item of business during the 2021 CCGSE/CCÉÉCSÉ AGM to be held virtually during the CSSE/SCÉÉ Annual Conference

2. 2021-2023 Mentorship Award Program Chair/Communications Officer
Job Description:
Maintaining the CCGSE website and social media
Sending out the Call for Nominations for the Mentorship Award
Overseeing the adjudication process of nominations
Promoting CCGSE events at CSSE

Terms of Office:  The position is for two years (2021-2023) beginning as the last item of business during the 2021 CCGSE/CCÉÉCSÉ AGM to be held at virtually during the CSSE/SCÉÉ Annual Conference Electronic Nomination Process:


Qualifications to Apply:
a.  Only graduate students registered at Canadian universities are eligible to hold office.
b. Each Nominee must provide a Statement of Intent that provides information about the Nominee’s research focus, leadership experience, and vision for their role in CCGSE.  This Statement should be forwarded to as a Word document with a maximum of 250 words and sent as an email attachment with the words “CCGSE Nomination (CONFERENCE)” OR “CCGSE Nomination (MENTORSHIP)” in the Subject line. Under no circumstances will the Elections Committee accept email received after the deadline above.
c. In order to appear on the ballot, each Candidate’s Nomination must be supported by 1- a Letter of Support from a current CCGSE/ CCÉÉCSÉ or CSSE/SCÉÉ member; and 2- a Letter of Support from a faculty member or past employer that highlights the nominee’s leadership, project management, and problem-solving skills.  The Letters should be forwarded directly to as Word documents to a maximum of 200 words and sent as an email attachment with the words “CCGSE/ CCÉÉCSÉ Supporting Letter (Name of Nominee)” in the Subject line.

4- Election Deadlines:
April 4 – May 15 2021 –  Calls for Nominations
May 15, 2020 @ 12:00 P.M. MST Nominations Close
May 16, 2021 – Election Opens through the online voting system (all graduate student members of CSSE eligible to cast ballots)
May 20 @ 10:00 P.M. MST Election Ends
May 21, 2020 Notification of Results to Candidates
May 25, 2020 Candidates’ Confirmation of Notification & Notification of Results to the CCGSE Executive, Membership, and the CSSE Directorate

Using the university email account where you are currently registered as a graduate student, please ensure supporting documents are sent to:

If you have questions regarding the position listed, or the nomination and election process, please contact


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