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Information for Graduate Student Supervisors

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Upcoming Workshops
New Supervisor Orientation
The upcoming workshop dates for the new supervisor orientation for 2016 – 2017 are:
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016: 1 pm – 3 pm, MLT 215
  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017: 10 am – 12 pm, MLT 215
  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017: 1 pm – 3 pm, MLT 215
 Please contact Jasmine Bosch (403-210-9248) to register.
Quick Links
If you are a new supervisor, please read the Information for New Graduate Supervisors guide.
For any questions or concerns regarding Graduate Supervision, please contact:
Dr. Dave Hansen
Assistant Dean (Graduate Supervision)

Policy and Forms

Academic Regulations
The Academic Regulations section in the Graduate Calendar contains the rules, guidelines and procedures pertaining to the administration of graduate programs and the responsibilities of graduate supervisors.
Academic Regulations replaces the Handbook of Supervision and Examinations in previous versions of the Graduate Calendar.
Supervision policy and procedure for review of graduate supervisory privileges.
Check the Current Student section for policies and forms concerning examinationsregistrationsconvocations and thesis.
Graduate Supervision During Leave
Going on leave? Make sure your students have interim supervisors.


Best Practices

Student-Supervisor Checklist
You are encouraged to use the Student-Supervisor Checklist to outline the basic expectations between you and the students you supervise.

Annual Progress Report
If you have thesis-based students, you must review and approve their Annual Progress Report individually each year.  Detailed instructions  are available to help you complete the report.

Intellectual Property Checklist
To make sure you understand how the Intellectual Property Policy affects you and your graduate students, see the Faculty of Graduate Studies Intellectual Property Awareness Checklist.

Writing Reference Letters
Students may request references letters from you. Dr. George Shimizu, Associate Dean of Scholarship in the Faculty of Graduate Studies has provided some Tips for Writing Reference Letters.