Student Association for Graduates in English

SAGE’s purpose is to enrich the academic, creative, and social life of all MA and Ph.D. students enrolled in the English graduate program. We advocate for the rights and interests of the cohort, host events throughout the year, and help fund student initiatives such as the Concordia English Graduate Colloquium, our annual academic conference, Headlight Anthology, our student-run literary publication, Concordia Write Nights, and the Committee for Equity and Visibility in the Academy. SAGE builds a strong sense of community among students and faculty, and enhances personal and professional development.

Our executives are always looking for new projects and initiatives to support. If you have any suggestions or want to learn to get involved, e-mail


Concordia English Graduate Colloquium

The Concordia English Graduate Colloquium, now in its sixteenth year, is an annual academic conference run by graduate students in Concordia University’s English Department. The aim of this conference is to provide students the opportunity to share their research with peers and faculty and to engage in fruitful dialogue. This year’s theme, Animal Print, undertakes study of animals and animal bodies, as well as their intersections with the written or performed word.

Insight Journal

Insight is our newest journal that publishes the academic work of graduate students at Concordia and abroad, while also providing students experience with peer review.

Headlight Anthology

Headlight‘s mandate is to provide a unique publication opportunity for talented Concordia writers and visual artists. Many of the authors published in Headlight have gone on to have successful careers. Headlight functions as a vital part of the common, creative ground on which students and alumni of all disciplines across all Concordia departments can stand.


The Committee for Equity and Visibility in Academia (CEVA) is an ad-hoc committee of graduate students, undergraduate students, and faculty members in the Department of English at Concordia University. As a committee, our goal is to invite dialogue between students, faculty, and administrators in order to shape future practices and policies that will lead to greater equity within the department and across the university.