Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (CGPSS)

CGPSS Survey

The objective of the CGPSS is to provide quantitative data on various aspects of the graduate student experience. Students are asked to evaluate their overall experience, as well as to evaluate program-specific, department-specific, advisor/supervisor-specific and university-wide aspects of their educational experience.

All universities in Ontario and most across Canada are inviting their graduate students to complete this survey.

The survey addresses graduate issues relating to academic progress, sources of financial support, debt loads, and overall satisfaction. Results will help us to identify areas of strength and improvement in the graduate student experience, and to monitor the effects of changes in our graduate programs. Previous surveys enabled the Faculty of Graduate Studies to address issues with graduate funding, times to completion and to advocate for increased study space for graduate students.

2019 Survey

  • York University's CGPSS survey will be released on January 21, 2019
    • Students are asked to refer to their January 21 email from Dr. Thomas Loebel, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, for survey access and their personalized access code
  • Participation in this study is voluntary and confidential
  • Once students complete the survey and hit the "submit" button, they will receive a $5 credit* on their York University YU-card, which they can use anywhere on campus the YU-card is accepted

To learn more, or to explore completed research and analysis publications that have utilized CGPSS, please visit Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS) - Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (CGPSS).

If you have any questions about York’s participation in the survey or about the intended use of the results, contact Stephen Childs, Senior Institutional Analyst in the Office of Institutional Planning & Analysis at

Once available, the Faculty of Graduate Studies will post aggregated results in FGSnews and will discuss them with students and faculty at Faculty Council.

*Credits are posted to YU-card accounts every Friday

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