Submitting to Communiqué

News, articles, updates, opinion pieces, letters to the editor, artwork and photographs relating to college and university student services in Canada are all very welcome.

Both members and non-members of CACUSS are invited to submit content to Communiqué.

Upcoming Submission Deadlines for 2017:

  • Winter/Spring 2017 Issue: Monday, February 13 (in addition to general content submissions, see below for more info on how to submit content for the issue's #CACUSSThrowback theme)

Send submissions (or questions) to Mitchell Miller, the Communiqué editor, at Please refer to the Submission Guidelines before submitting your content.

Communiqué Winter/Spring 2017 Issue – CACUSS Throwback

We want to hear from you!

In celebration of this year’s CACUSS conference theme — “Our Past. Our Future.”Communiqué and the #CACUSS17 team would like to share your CACUSS memories and reflections with our community.

There are several ways to submit, so let’s get creative!

Selected submissions will be featured in the upcoming issue of Communiqué. We will also be sharing our favourite social media posts (submitted using #CACUSSthrowback) on the CACUSS social media channels:

How to submit

  • It’s as easy as using our hashtag: #CACUSSthrowback. Share your memories, reflections, photos, etc. from past conferences on Twitter, Instagram, or Faceboook using #CACUSSthrowback. (Make sure your posts are publicly viewable.) Please note that if you submit via social media, your associated username and display photo may be published in Communiqué along with your corresponding post.
  • Share a longer-form memory or reflection, provide a bit more context with your photo, or get creative with original artwork inspired by a favourite CACUSS memory by submitting directly to the Communiqué editor at Please refer to the submission guidelines available at for more details.


The deadline to submit content to the upcoming issue of Communiqué is Monday, February 13, 2017.

Submission Prompts

Need some inspiration? Not sure where to begin? Here a few prompts to get you started:

  • What was your first CACUSS conference experience like?
  • What was your most memorable CACUSS conference experience?
  • What does the CACUSS conference mean to you?
  • How have you applied a learning outcome from a CACUSS experience to your professional life?
  • What advice would you give to a first-time CACUSS conference attendee?

We also encourage any other submissions reflecting on your past CACUSS conference experiences!

Disclaimer: In submitting your content to the “CACUSS Throwback” campaign using the designated hashtag (#CACUSSthrowback) or by email to the editor, you agree that CACUSS/ASEUCC, the publisher of Communiqué, is permitted to copy, use, publish, and incorporate the submission (and corresponding biographical information) in and in connection with the publication, distribution, and advertising of Communiqué and the CACUSS 2017 conference at the sole and absolute discretion of CACUSS/ASEUCC.

In submitting your content to the “CACUSS Throwback” campaign, you are affirming that the submission is your original work. In the case of photographs, please obtain permission from any identifiable people in the photographs before submitting to the campaign. 


Please read below for important guidelines regarding submissions to Communiqué. Before submitting your item, please ensure that all guidelines have been met.


Formatting (text submissions)

  • Word document
  • 1" margins all around
  • Times New Roman font
  • 12-point font
  • 1.5 line spacing, removing line breaks before/after paragraph
  • Alignment
    • Title: centre
    • All other text: left-aligned with no indent for new paragraphs
  • Use title capitalization for the title and sub-headers
  • Bold title and section headers
  • Use Canadian spelling, eh
    • Set language settings to English (Canada)
  • Use APA citation style for parenthetical citations and References section

 Items to Include in Submission

  • Article (in Word document)
  • One-sentence biographical byline per author stating full name, position, institution, and any other relevant details.
  • (If desired) The email each author can be reached at, which would be published in the article's biographical byline.
  • (If desired) The twitter @username for each author, which would be published in the article's biographical byline.
  • (Recommended) Relevant photos, images, charts/graphs (with sources and captions)
    • Please ensure that any images are of the highest resolution possible.
    • Note that photos, images, and charts/graphs will be printed in greyscale. Ensure your images are appropriate for greyscale printing and do not rely on colour.
  • Word Count (including references)

 Suggested Word Counts (includes references)

  • News: 200
  • Opinion/Editorial: 500-1000
  • Program/Institutional Profile: 1500
  • Feature Articles (incorporate research summaries): 1000-2000


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