9.1 Each new student is assigned an interim advisor to assist in the planning of the academic program and in orienting the student to the Department's physical and academic resources. A permanent supervisor is appointed by January 1 of the first academic year of registration. The approval of a permanent supervisor, by the Graduate Program Director, is made after consultation with the student. Supervisors work closely with students in all phases of the program; they have the principal responsibility in assessing the student's performance, and advising the Department Head of the student's progress.
9.2 The Supervisory Committee should be constituted by the supervisor in consultation with the student. It will normally consist of the supervisor, and one internal or external member. If the student has a co-supervisor, then one additional member is still required. The composition must be approved by the Graduate Program Director (or delegate) and sent to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for information.