All students in a thesis-based program are required to have a supervisor or an advisor. Students may be assigned an interim advisor until they have had an opportunity become familiar with faculty members and their research interests. Normally a supervisor will be appointed prior to admission. Course-based students will be appointed a supervisor by the program usually within their first year of study.

Resolving problems between students and supervisors

  • The Graduate Program Director should be consulted as soon as a conflict arises
  • If the supervision problem(s) cannot be resolved within the program, the relevant Associate Dean and/or Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies may assist

See the Faculty of Graduate Studies Supervision page for more information