Mentorship and supervision information for graduate student researchers

Research-stream graduate students and their supervisors may have concerns about how the COVID-19 epidemic is impacting graduate research and how this will in turn affect students’ academic progress through their programs. While we do not know how long this situation will last, it is prudent to be planning for the likelihood that social distancing measures and travel restrictions, in one form or another, will be part of our research landscape for some time yet. 

The expectations outlined in the Graduate Supervision Guidelines still apply. Additionally, we ask all research-stream Master’s and Ph.D. students and supervisors/advisors to hold an online mentoring meeting to discuss the impact of the pandemic on the student’s research plans and academic progress, as well as strategies to mitigate this impact. 

Please refer to the Dean’s April 13 message on the SGS COVID-19 information page for more information regarding this request and submit your completed online COVID-19 Mentoring Meeting Record Form (click here for the Word document version of the form) to your Graduate Coordinator no later than May 15. 

Additionally, we hope you find the Strategies for Graduate Mentorship and Supervision at a Distance and Guide to Working from Home for Graduate/Postdoctoral Researchers to be helpful companions during this time. 

Click here for more information.

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