The Graduate Caucus is comprised of individual members and member local associations within the Canadian Federation of Students who have a common interest and concern with graduate student issues.
The Graduate Caucus unites more than graduate students in Canada. It is comprised of individual members and member local associations within the Canadian Federation of Students who have a common interest and concern with graduate student issues. The Caucus provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas between graduate students and member local associations in order to promote the interests of graduate students to the provincial government and other external authorities whose jurisdiction affects graduate student affairs. Graduate students also join together with over 500,000 students across the country to lobby on issues of concern to all students such as tuition fees, student debt, research and core funding to post-secondary institutions.
The Graduate Caucus meets twice a year in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting and Semi-Annual General Meeting to discuss issues prevalent to graduate students. At this time, the Caucus collectively reviews matters that affect students on member locals’ campuses, as well as campaigns and policies that may be implemented within the Canadian Federation of Students.
Every year, the Caucus elects a representative who acts as a spokesperson for the group and sits on the National Executive Committee.