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Dean’s Podcast – Episode 1

An interview with Martin Kreiswirth, dean of graduate studies, McGill University

By CAROLYN WATTERS | JAN 26 2009

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

In this episode, your host Carolyn Watters, Dalhousie University dean of graduate studies, who is also incoming president of the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS), talks to Martin Kreiswirth, McGill University dean of graduate studies, and outgoing CAGS president. Dr. Kreiswirth shares the highlights of his year as president, including initiatives on postdoctoral fellows, national guidelines for graduate supervision and professional skills development. He also discusses his impressions as a dean of the differences between grad studies in Ontario and Quebec. (Running time 15:21).

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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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