Graduate Program Manual

1.5 The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

The term “FGSR” refers to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research represented by the Dean or designate.

The FGSR is responsible for overseeing the general administration of graduate programs, from the admission and registration of graduate students through to convocation. The FGSR office houses documentation related to application, admission, programs, course grades, examinations, and theses.

The Council of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is responsible for setting of minimum entrance requirements and minimum academic standing requirements, with FGSR being responsible for ensuring that these minimum requirements are met; for approving all changes that affect a graduate student’s academic standing, and for submitting to the Council of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research for approval any changes affecting both policy and degree regulations. In the event of a serious conflict in the supervisor-student or advisor-student relationship, the FGSR works with the department to attempt to resolve the issues (see Resolving Conflicts in Supervisor-Student Relationships in the Calendar).