To see a visual timeline of MSC and PHD thesis based degrees with important dates and milestones, please visit the Program Timelines page.
For students without major scholarships, the department will pay 1.0 and 0.5 Teaching Assistantships (TA) during the fall/winter terms. As a supervisor you are required to top-up the student's pay during the term they are receiving the 0.5 TA. For MSC and PhD students, the minimum top-up is $11,500 per year.
"Before the leave commences, the supervisor, the interim supervisor (if applicable), the student and the Graduate Coordinator, must decide where the various responsibilities lie. A written record of the decisions must be kept at the program level. It must be noted that the attendance of the supervisor at an oral examination is non-delegable. The supervisor must make arrangements, if necessary at his or her personal expense, to attend the oral examination (candidacy or final oral) of his or her student if the examination occurs during the period of leave."