In thesis-based graduate programs, students actively engage in independent research guided by a supervisor. This supervisory relationship is important to graduate education, particularly in doctoral-stream programs.
The key to successful supervision lies in a collaborative commitment. Both the student and the supervisor play crucial roles in fostering effective communication, maintaining open-mindedness, and upholding high standards. This shared responsibility contributes to a thriving academic partnership, ensuring a rich and productive learning experience for the student. Emphasizing these principles enhances the quality and impact of research conducted within the program.
Student & Faculty Resources
The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) provides detailed information on graduate supervision.
The Centre for Graduate Mentorship and Supervision (CGMS) at SGS supports successful mentorship and supervisory relationships using a unique person-centred, solution-oriented approach. As there is no one-size-fits-all solution to conflict management and resolution, CGMS offers personalized support to students, supervisors, and mentors to assist them in effectively navigating their supervisory and mentorships relationships. Visit the new CGMS website for more information.
Resources for Students:
A supervision tip sheet for students to help direct you to supervision resources and supports
A handy reference guide for students graduate supervision guidelines
Resources for Faculty:
Nominate your Supervisor:
Have you worked with an exceptional graduate supervisor and want to recognize them? If so, we invite you to consider the prestigious JJ Berry Smith Award for Doctoral Supervision and the SGS Early Career Supervision Awards. This is your opportunity to formally recognize and express appreciation for their outstanding contributions. Nominate your supervisor here.