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 annual CSA-SCS conference. Together, this committee represents over 500 students (Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students/candidates) members of the CSA-SCS.

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 student-focused panels and professional development opportunities through webinars as well as at our annual Conference

Cross-Appointed Representatives

In October 2020, the Executive Committee of the Canadian Sociological Association approved a motion to expand the Black Caucus, Decolonization Subcommittee, and Equity Subcommittee.

New positions have been created for students to hold cross-appointed positions on these subcommittees as well as the Student Concerns Subcommittee to ensure the student perspective is represented when addressing equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization issues.


  • Attend virtual meetings of the Student Concerns as well as one of the following subcommittees; Black Caucus, Decolonization, Equity
  • Liaise between the subcommittees to share information on projects and initiatives
  • Identify and lead opportunities for collaboration between the subcommittees that will benefit student members and uphold our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization

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