McGill policies relevant to supervision and graduate studies can be found on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies webpage, particularly the McGill Regulations on for Graduate Student Supervision which lists the official expectations of supervisors and who can be a co-supervisor.
See below for more detailed links to McGill-specific information, policies from governing organizations, as well as guidelines and advice from other universities.
In addition to the Regulations on Graduate Student Supervision, there are several documents listed below which provide important guiding principles applicable to supervisors and students.
The University Regulations and Resources - Graduate page contains detailed information on many aspects of graduate studies including:
- Categories of students
- Student assessment policy
- PhD comprehensives policy
- Progress tracking policy
- Failure policy
- Time limitation policy
Prospective students: visit the Future Graduate Students website
New and incoming students: visit the GradHub website
- Accepting your offer
- Registration and registering for course
- Montreal housing & transportation
- McGill services
Postdocs: visit the GPS postdocs page
- Faculty and staff: consult the Working with postdocs page
Links for current students and faculty
The Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' thesis guidelines page provides detailed information on all relevant topics including:
- General requirements
- Thesis examinations, including procedures for securing an external examiner
- Evaluation of the written thesis and thesis examination failures
- The doctoral oral defence
- Thesis deadlines
- Instructions for final thesis submission
Academic integrity and research ethics
McGill offers a variety of resources and learning opportunities on the topics of academic integrity and research ethics, including:
- Regulation on the conduct of research
- Essential resources for researchers on the Research and Innovation website, including Policies, Regulations and Guidelines.
- FairPlay, an online resource discussing common issues in academic integrity, including plagiarism
- Resources on integrity and ethical conduct offered through SKILLSETS
In case of research misconduct, the Research Integrity Officer at Research and Innovation is available for consultations based on the Regulations concerning investigation of research misconduct.
Pregnancy and parenting
- Parental leave for graduate students
- Canada's Employment insurance and parental benefits
- Academic accommodation of pregnant students and students caring for dependants
- Leave of absence policy
- Family care (website for student parents)