Resources for graduate students

Welcome and Orientation

Please visit the GPSO for important links and orientation information.


Graduate program handbook

For the latest graduate program information and course offerings please download the graduate program handbook. You must read and understand this important document. 


Letter of Understanding

Information on Letter of Understanding Milestone Form. A Letter of Understanding (LOU) is a tool for clarifying mutual expectations between a supervisor and supervisee, which is important to ensure the success of the graduate student


Doctoral Oral Examinations

Information on Doctoral Oral Examinations.


Rights and responsibilities

Students rights and responsibilities as members of the McGill community are outlined here. It is your obligation to read and understand this important document.

Laboratory safety

Please click here for information regarding safety procedures and contact people in case of an emergency.

Sustainable Lab Guide

Please click here for information on including sustainability considerations in lab processes.

Library resources and instruction

Graduate students are encouraged to contact nuree.lee [at] (Nuree Lee), Liason Librarian, to learn how to make full use of McGill's impressive library resources. This is especially important for new students getting underway with thesis proposals.

Payroll and settling in

Please see Kevin Mitchell on floor 3A to set up payroll information.

Canadian residents: please bring bank and payroll forms.

International students: please bring your visa and letter of acceptance. You will be provided with a letter for social insurance; and you need to open a bank account and bring that information to complete payroll forms.

Please see Ms Louise Miller-Aspin on floor 3A for issues related to registration and mailboxes; and office keys. The Director of Graduate Studies, phillip.servio [at] (Professor Servio) on floor 4, should be consulted for advice on all academic aspects of the graduate program.

International students

Please visit McGill's office of International Student Services here for helpful information.


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