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Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education

Invitation to

CASAE/CSSHE Graduate Student Pre-Conference

Saturday, May 31, 2008 9:30 am to 2:30 pm UBC Math Building (room TBA)

In conjunction with the upcoming Congress, graduate students from the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) and the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) are partnering in a Graduate Student Pre-conference. This day-long event will focus on issues that students in the fields of adult and higher education have identified as high-priority. The pre-conference is open to students participating in the CASAE or the CSSHE conference.

Preliminary program
9:00am-9:30 am Coffee and poster set-up
9:30 am-10:00 am Welcome and introductions
10:00 am-noon Where are we now? Research Methods & Approaches
An “ideas storm” breakout session offering an opportunity for
participants to raise and discuss the most pressing questions
and issues about research topics and methodological
approaches in adult and higher education
12:00 pm-12:45 pm Lunch (provided on-site) and poster session
12:45 pm-2:15 pm Where to from here? Career Trajectories
This session will have breakouts for those wanting talk about a
variety of options following graduation – from applying for a
faculty position to a post-doc, from administration in the
academy to community-based employment.
2:15 pm-2:30 pm Feedback and au revoirs

*** These sessions will have alumni and faculty on hand to answer questions.***

We are still finalizing financial details, but plan to offer registration free of charge to student delegates at either the CSSHE or the CASAE Annual Conference. Pre-registration by e-mail for this event is required. To register, please contact Michelle Pidgeon ( if you are a CSSHE delegate or contact Kaela Jubas ( if you are a CASAE delegate. Please also contact Michelle or Kaela if you have any questions about this event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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