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Graduate students rely on staff and faculty to support them throughout their academic careers. Advisors work with graduate students on a regular, one-on-one basis, guiding them through the program and helping them reach their academic and professional goals.

Throughout the graduate experience, many graduate students require extra support. As such, graduate students should be aware the Accessible Learning is available for graduate students with short- and long-term disabilities. Urgent support and counselling is also available on and off campus for students struggling with mental illness, in addition to a myriad of additional mental health resources for students.

Other organizations and services, including the Special Constable Service, Graduate Students' Association​ and other resource centres and student groups, are available to help as well. ​Additionally, Dr. Paula Fletcher (Associate Dean) is available to assist graduate students and/or advisors facing challenging academic and/or health issues.

Relationship Between Students and Advisors

Graduate study requires independent learning and individualized professional development, supported by collaboration and consultation with an advisor. You hold the primary responsibility for the proper conduct of your research and the completion of your degree requirements.

As a graduate student, you are encouraged to complete the academic integrity module on MyLS in order to:

  • Recognize the virtues of being an academic with integrity.
  • Identify the various forms of academic misconduct from a writing perspective.
  • Distinguish between behaviours associated with academic integrity and academic misconduct.

Regular, constructive interaction between you and your advisor supports successful completion of graduate degrees.

You may wish to consult the following resources for information regarding mentorship/supervision of graduate students.

Additional Resources