School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Graduate Supervision

Graduate Supervision

Working closely with a supervisor in the development of a research project is an integral part of most degrees. Clear understanding of expectations can help maintain the productivity of this essential relationship. Queen's offers several resources to help you manage this important relationship, including handbooks and advisory services.


Handbooks and Workshops

The School of Graduate Studies has created the Guide to Graduate Supervision (PDF, 485 KB), which offers graduate students, faculty, and other departmental members the guidelines needed to foster productive working relationships between supervisors and graduate students.

The Student Wellness Office has created the Supervisory Relationships (PDF, 2.08 MB) booklet for students that provides you with guidance and helpful tips about how to make the most of your supervisory relationship.

Expanding Horizons provides workshops on communication and interpersonal skills that help you to build and manage your relationship with your supervisor.

Advisory Programs and Counseling

Sometimes, problems arise with your supervisor. If this happens, try to seek help as early as possible. The SGS Habitat offers information on resources available on campus to ensure you get the guidance and support you need.