Every graduate student, upon arrival, is assigned a faculty member as his/her temporary advisor. These assignments are made keeping in mind the research interests of the student and the workload of the faculty member. The advisors assist students in their academic decision-making and oversee the students’ program, including recommending and approving courses. The initial advisor does not necessarily become the thesis supervisor. It is the student's responsibility to find an appropriate thesis or essay supervisor in his or her area of interest by the deadline.
The supervisor must be a Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor and a member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Once the student has found a supervisor, the student and supervisor must complete the supervisory agreement form (see on the bottom of this page). The supervisor then takes over the responsibility of the advisor.
December 23: Deadline for PhD track students who started in September to find a supervisor and submit the supervisory form to the Graduate Program Administrator.
April 30: Deadline for PhD track students who started in January to find a supervisor and submit the supervisory form to the Graduate Program Administrator.
For information about PhD Supervisory Committee, please refer to the PhD Supervisory Committee.
Faculty of Graduate and PostDoctoral Studies:
- Supervision of Graduate Students by Non-members of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
- Non-members of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies as Supervisory Committee Members
- Supervisors on Sabbatical Leave
Form: Supervisory Form