The supervisor should work with the student to establish a supervisory committee as soon as possible, preferably within the first year of the student’s program. Section 8.1.5 in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Graduate Program Manual provides information on organization of the supervisory committee and specifies that the committee should meet annually. When selecting committee members, supervisors should be aware of the eligibility criteria for an examining committee, which are described in Sections 8.2.2 and 8.2.5 of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Graduate Program Manual.
The supervisor is responsible for arranging annual committee meetings. Content and expectations of the annual committee meeting is described in Section 6.1.