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The state of postdoctoral fellows in Canada – Dean’s Podcast episode 11

An interview with Marianne Stanford, chair of the Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars


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

In this episode, host Carolyn Watters, Dalhousie University dean of graduate studies, and 2009 Canadian Association of Graduate Studies president, talks to Marianne Stanford, chair of the Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars. They spoke about how CAPS and CAGS have been working together at a national level to try and set some standards when it comes to dealing with postdoctoral fellows in Canada. This includes clearly defining what a postdoctoral fellow is, setting up a benefit system and looking at professional development. (Running time: 26:20 mins).


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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