Current students


As a graduate student in SEOS there are many resources available to you outside of your supervisory committee to make sure your studies go according to plan.

Graduate student representation

There are always one or more graduate student representatives (currently Nick Harrichhausen and a 2nd one TBD) who take on the responsibility for bringing suggestions from the graduate cohort to the School. They also organize some of the graduate activities (e.g. morning coffee, graduate symposium, social events).

SEOS office

In the office Allison can answer just about any question you might have (and they send you emails that you are wise to read).

Graduate advisor

The graduate advisor (John Dower) can give advice on any issues you may have. The graduate advisor acts as an advocate for the graduate students at the faculty level and as a liaison between the School and the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The graduate advisor also chairs the SEOS Graduate Committee which is responsible for determining procedures and making recommendations for curriculum changes and for awards and scholarships - the graduate student representatives sit on this committee and can voice your opinion to it.

University administration

The final arbiter on all matters pertaining to graduate studies is the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Most of the bureaucratic information you are likely to need regarding issues such as registering to be in the program (note that being enrolled in either 599 or 699 throughout your studies is required), registering for courses, or for temporarily withdrawing are available through the Office of the Registrar and the Faculty of Graduate Studies websites. The Faculty of Graduate Studies website also provides information about issues such as how to prepare and submit your thesis and what to do in the case of grievances.