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Advisory Committee ‑ PhD Program

Choose your team members

One of the first things you’ll need to do when you’re accepted into a PhD program is approach the people you’d like to have on your advisory committee.

This team of people, intended to support and guide you as you move forward, is made up of your supervisor and at least two other individuals. You’ll meet with your committee two or three times a year. These meetings can be requested by you, your supervisor or the department.

What do they do?

Your advisory committee can help you with all of the following:

  • course selection
  • research advice
  • thesis preparation
  • selecting a thesis examiner