Your research supervisor will assist you in assembling a supervisory committee, which typically consists of two qualified faculty in addition to your research supervisor.
This committee will meet at least twice, possibly by teleconference.
One meeting will formally approve your thesis research proposal. The committee's minutes and the proposal will be placed in your academic file.
Another meeting will review your completed thesis to determine readiness for examination. All committee members must sign the recommendation for examination.
In addition to participation in these two essential decision points, supervisory committees may provide support to students in a variety of ways, including committee meetings, individual consultation, and detailed reviews of work prepared by the student.
Communication may occur in-person, by email correspondence, or via teleconference calls.
Your supervisory committee is appointed or changed through the
completion of a change of program form. Resumes for any external
faculty must be appended to this form.