Your supervisor—finding a good match

There are typically two ways to find a supervisor. You can apply to your graduate program, then researchers looking for students will contact you after your application is accepted. 

You can also identify researchers you want to work with and approach them to see if they're looking for a graduate student and if your research is a good fit together. You can then name these supervisors in your application.

You'll find useful guides and advice for working with your supervisor on the Faculty of Graduate Studies site. Be sure to read about responsibilities and rights in the supervisory relationship.

Your supervisor

To find your fit, you need to know just when and how to go about connecting with an available academic supervisor to oversee your thesis, research project or dissertation. Learn more about the supervisory relationship and its significance to you.

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