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Master's Thesis

Composition of Thesis Supervisory Committees

The Department of Biology appoints a Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) for each candidate consisting of a supervisor and two additional members, chosen in consultation with the supervisor. At least one of the two additional members must be a member of the department. The supervisor and committee members must be members of the graduate faculty at Laurier.

Should it be deemed desirable to invite a member of the graduate faculty of another university (or another qualified individual) to act as a member of the thesis advisory committee, this person should function as a member of the committee so that no committee would consist of fewer than three members of the graduate faculty at Laurier. An appointment to graduate faculty may only be made by the dean of Graduate Studies upon receipt of a written recommendation from the department.

The dean of Graduate Studies shall be informed of the appointed thesis advisory committee membership as soon as the candidate's thesis topic is approved. Any change to the advisory committee composition must be made in writing to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) office.