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The Strategic Studies Students' Consortium

The graduate student organization that represents the interests of the students of the Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies, and acts to foster a sense of community in the program.

Our Mission

The S3C is committed to serving the students of CMSS by promoting and serving their intellectual, academic, and social interests. The S3C aims to foster a welcoming and supportive environment for students to help them reach their full potential and provide an impactful graduate student experience.

Become Involved

S3C positions are typically held by second-year master’s students at CMSS. Elections are hosted at the end of April every year, and all students are strongly encouraged to participate and run for positions. Email us now! 


In 2021, S3C members created the Securityscape podcast, which discusses security issues that are part of the 21st century landscape with leading experts in the field. The podcast can now be found on Spotify, SoundCloud, and Twitter @securityscape.

For more, visit Securityscape

Our Activities


The S3C meets once per month during the academic year to discuss the planning of future events and other issues impacting the interests of its members.

Social events typically occur monthly, with previous events including tactical laser tag, pub nights, and game nights. 


  • Diversity in Security (e)Talks that are co-organized with the Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies
  • Annual Graduate Strategic Studies Conference, Canada’s longest-running student-led security and strategic studies conference

Clarice Rocha headshot

President, VP Academic

Clarice Rocha

Madeline bach headshot

Vice-President Finance

Madeline Bach

James dillard headshot

Vice-President Relations

Dr. James Dillard

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Vice-President Social

Claire Dickson