Online Proceedings of the 2019 Global Summit: Cultural Contexts of Health and Well-being in Graduate Education

    ​We invite you to explore the electronic proceedings of the 2019 Global Summit, Cultural Contexts of Health and Well-being in Graduate Education. Individual papers are accessible at the links below.


    ​Summit Program and Compilation of Papers*

    *Individual papers below have been updated and edited for the electronic proceedings.



    The 2019 Strategic Leaders Global Summit was co-hosted by CGS and the University of Manchester in Manchester, England, from September 1-3. Senior graduate leaders representing 16 different countries met to discuss the theme Cultural Contexts of Health and Well-being in Graduate Education


    Attendees addressed the many ways the international graduate education community currently works to support health and well-being in graduate education. Delegates also considered areas for improvement, including assessing points of intervention, training mentors, cultivating supportive environments, improving access to campus health services, and improving internal reporting structures. Finally, they examined how individually and collectively the graduate education community can improve upon these efforts for the benefit of students, universities, and broader communities.


    Participants included many delegates from CGS international members and international groups of graduate education leaders.



    Panel 1: National Trends and Perspectives I: Cultural Attitudes, Differences in Terminology, Current Research

    Sue Berners-Price, Griffith University
    Luke Georghiou & Melissa Westwood, University of Manchester
    Shireen Motala, University of Johannesburg
    Adham Ramadan, American University in Cairo
    Christopher Sindt, Lewis University

    Panel 2: National Trends and Perspectives II: Demographic Differences, Legal Contexts, Healthcare Systems

    Lidia Borrell-Damien, European University Association
    Ximena Luengo, University of Chile
    Liviu Matei, Central European University
    Alistair McEwan, University of Queensland
    Paula Wood-Adams, Concordia University of Canada
    Sen Yang, Xi’an Jiaotong University

    Panel 3: Creating a Campus Culture that Proactively Supports Wellness

    Karen Butler-Purry, Texas A&M University
    Amanda Davis, University of Melbourne
    Jessica Horowitz, ProQuest Dissertation Publishing
    Timo Korkeamäki, Hanken School of Economics
    Yanlin Ma, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    Fahim Quadir, Queen's University

    Panel 4: Addressing the Role of Mentors and Advisors

    Nelson Ijumba, University of Rwanda
    Paula McClain, Duke University
    Tracy Riley, Massey University
    Xian-li Zhou, Southwest Jiaotong University

    Panel 5: Supporting “At-Risk” Student Populations

    Carlos Gilberto Carlotti, Jr., University of São Paulo
    Gillian Houston, UK Council for Graduate Education
    Sally Pratt, University of Southern California
    Carmen Sammut, University of Malta
    Aimée Surprenant, Memorial University

    Panel 6: Prioritizing Professional Development and Career Counseling

    Joshua Barker, University of Toronto
    Pat Buckley, University of South Australia
    Hans-Joachim Bungartz, Technical University of Munich
    Lorraine Davies, Western University
    David G. Payne, Educational Testing Service


    CGS contributions to the 2019 Summit were generously supported by Educational Testing Service (ETS) and ProQuest.





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