There are a wide variety of services and learning opportunities available on campus for both students and supervisors. Of particular relevance to the supervisory relationship are the supervision-focused workshops offered by Teaching and Learning Services. See below for more detail on this and other opportunities.
Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) offers a wide variety of resources and learning opportunities for both students and supervisors.
- Supervision-focused workshops include discussions on clarifying expectations, the student-supervisor relationship, supporting at-risk students, writing reference letters and conflict resolution.
- TLS also offers guidance on teaching in general (e.g., course design, teaching portfolios and learning technologies).
SKILLSETS is a McGill initiative aimed at enhancing the experience of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows by helping them develop a wide range of transferable skills. It is hosted collaboratively by TLS and Graduate and Postdoctoral studies.
McGill's Career Planning Service (CaPS) offers many resources to assist students in career development. They provide:
The IT services website has information on software for students and faculty, McGill email, audiovisual (AV) services, printing, and access to technology on campus.
McGill offers a wide range of student services to promote student health and well-being, and offer a variety of support systems. These services include:
In the event of a conflict between student and supervisor or another concern, the Office of the Ombudsperson is available to students for confidential, unbiased dispute resolution services.
There are many unions, associations and student societies at McGill and in the larger community. Those especially relevant to supervisors and supervisees include:
The Post-graduate Students' Society (PGSS), which provides a variety of services and events for graduate students and postdocs.
AGSEM (union for teaching assistants and invigilators).
The McGill Association of University Teachers (MAUT), which provides a venue in which to talk with colleagues about a wide range of issues related to academic culture.
Workshops on topics such as responding to journal reviewers and overcoming writer's block
Writing-focused events such as a thesis writing retreat