ThinkGRAD is a think tank for graduate research and development. It is a national body comprised of Graduate Students’ Associations/Societies/Unions who are focused on spearheading research to strategically address pressing problems affecting higher education in Canada. As the largest voice of graduate students in Canada, the goal of ThinkGRAD is to improve the graduate students’ experience in universities across the nation through evidence-based decision making. 

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) will be hosting the first ThinkGrad Conference in April 19-21, 2017 in Saskatoon, SK. The purpose of this conference is to bring together graduate student representatives from across Canada and provide them a platform to network, share best practices and strategically plan research themes for the upcoming year. 

ThinkGRAD has no partisan affiliation, and graduate student unions do not need to be members to participate in the first annual conference.



Registration for the ThinkGRAD 2017 Conference is now open! 

The total fee is $280 per participant and it includes: 

  • Conference Fee 
  • Transportation 
  • Socials
  • Meals 


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