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Advisor Student Guidelines Preamble

Advisor Student Guidelines Overview

This form is designed to guide discussion between advisor/co-advisors and graduate student registered in a thesis or practicum program in establishing guidelines for their relationship. It may be revisited at any stage of the student’s graduate program to accommodate changes in the student-advisor/co-advisors relationship.

The student-advisor/co-advisors relationship involves mentoring, support, career development, as well as academic oversight. Advisor/Co-advisors and student must arrive at jointly acceptable terms to establish their relationship.

The advisor/co-advisors is/are responsible for supervising the graduate student’s graduate program. The advisor/co-advisors is/are the student’s primary point(s) of contact at the University of Manitoba, and should be familiar with the general policies and regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies as well as the specific supplementary regulations of their academic unit. This form does not replace official University of Manitoba statements of policy and procedure.

If students or advisors/co-advisors have any questions or concerns regarding their graduate program or this form, advice may be sought from the program graduate chair, department/unit head, Student Advocacy or the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies plays an active role in the development of the student-advisor/co-advisors relationship. Please visit the Faculty’s website to find more information, consultation, and guidance for both advisor/co-advisors and student.

The advisor/co-advisors and the student must review each of the points listed below and must check off each box to confirm that the items have been discussed, and the advisor/co-advisors and student must confirm that they each understand all of these items. This document must be completed prior to the commencement of any research and no later than the submission of the first Progress Report for the student.