Supervisors and supervisees

Students on main Campus

Being a Supervisee

Supervisees often contribute directly to the research of supervisors as they become scholars and earn their qualifications.

Prof. Johanna Neslehova supervising her student, Dept of Mathematics and Statistics

Being a Supervisor

Distinct from classroom teaching, supervision involves mentorship and the formation of the next generation of academic professionals.

A GPS Awards plaque for the David Thomson Award for Graduate Supervision and Teaching

Supervision Snapshots

Highlights outstanding contributions to graduate excellence through supervision and teaching by McGill faculty members.

PhD Student at Convocation


An overview of the series of steps and milestones completed by thesis students from admission to graduation.

Microbiology and Nanobiology Lab

Ask an Associate Dean

Questions submitted by graduate students, postdocs, and supervisors, and answered by GPS Associate Deans.

Student with books with other students in the background, photo by Yan Krukov


Important and helpful information related to the supervisory relationship, ranging from policies to on-campus services.

Compared with undergraduate education, graduate education—and beyond—tends to involve long-term and either individual or small-group supervisory relationships that have a special and lasting influence on the careers and lives of supervisees and supervisors.

This website is for new and experienced graduate supervisors, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows and focuses on guidance and practical advice. It was adapted through an agreement with the University of Oxford and Australian National University.
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Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, McGill University.

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