Supervision

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies also hosts Supervision: Graduate and Postdoctoral Support, McGill’s website of over 40 pages of research and evidence-based guidance for supervisors and supervisees.  The Supervision website focuses on practical advice that can help readers to avoid common problems in supervision and help students complete their degrees without delays.

The Supervision website has sections on being a supervisor and being a supervisee. It offers a general set of timelines or stages in supervision, from the first steps to postdoctoral research. It also has a section on questions and answers to common issues in supervision.

The main highlights of the Supervision website are the pages on clarifying and discussing expectations, where you can find a framework for a Supervision Letter of Understanding, and information about student-supervisor relationships, planning for success, and avoiding delays.

Visit the Future Graduate Students' website for information on how to find a supervisor.