Greetings from 2018-2019 Student Concerns Subcommittee!

My name is Jennifer Adkins and I am the new Student Concerns Committee Chair and West rep working alongside Awish Aslam (the Central rep) and Emma Kay (Eastern rep). I’ve been fortunate to have a bit of continuity on the committee since I was nominated as the Western rep in 2017. But since our team is fairly new, we’re requesting your input about ways to improve your experience as a CSA member as well as strategies to address issues that are of concern to graduate students, like unemployment, publishing opportunities, grant applications, and teaching standards. We also invite your suggestions of workshops and sessions that you would like to participate in during our Annual Conferences. We’re looking forward to seeing all of you at the 2019 CSA Conference, at the University of British Columbia!

We would like to thank Timothy Kang and Gary Catano for all of their hard work that they put into the committee during their terms.

Who are we?

The Student Concerns Subcommittee consists of three student representatives from across Canada, including a Western representative, a Central representative, and an Eastern representative. Each representative is elected, along with all the members of the executive at the Annual General Meeting held in conjunction with the CSA Annual Conference. Together, this committee represents over 500 graduate students (Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students/candidates) members of the CSA.

Our mandate is to:

  1. Stimulate and facilitate communication among students year-round;
  2. Act as a voice for sociology students from Western, Central and Eastern Canada;
  3. Increase the visibility of sociology students organization-wide;
  4. Provide a venue for the dissemination of student-relevant sociological information at the CSA Annual Conference; and,
  5. Attend annual CSA Conferences.

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