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Welcome to the Graduate English Caucus website!

Update 11/09/2017: And, specifically, welcome to the incoming MA and PhD cohorts of 2017/18! We’re so excited to nerd out—and, let’s be real, stress out—with you. We hope to see you at our first graduate caucus meeting of the year this Thursday, 2:30–3:30 in the Reading Room! (And, thereafter, do follow us to Thea Koerner’s Lounge for some inaugural wine, cheese, and other festive treats.)

About the Caucus

All English students enrolled in a graduate degree at UBC are automatically members of our Graduate Caucus. Our organization hosts various social and academic events throughout the year for the graduate student community. We run coffee hours and social evenings, and take care of the reading room in our department. We also coordinate works-in-progress sessions where students get together to facilitate conversations about writing and the various stresses (and triumphs) throughout the process.

We have elected representatives sitting on the graduate committee, Graduate Student Society (GSS), and other organizations with a particular interest in voicing concerns of our graduate students both within the department, and across the university. We meet monthly to discuss student issues specific to graduate life in the English department, and provide an open forum at these caucus meetings for students to discuss how we can provide more programming targeting current needs. We invite you to learn more about what our students are researching in our graduate program here.

If there are any specific concerns you would like to address, feel free to contact us at gradcaucus[at]gmail.com. We hope to see you at our events throughout the year!

– Graduate English Caucus Executive, 2016-17