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Developing and Maintaining a Productive Supervisory Relationship

This workshop will be jointly led by Jane Freeman, Director, GCAC, and Aziza Kajan, Director, Centre for Graduate Mentorship and Supervision.  Doctoral students' working relationships with their supervisor can have profound impacts on their experiences of writing a doctoral dissertation. In this workshop, we will reflect on this important relationship. We will discuss strategies for […]

Collaborative, Constructive, Considerate: Fostering Dialogue on Best Practices in Graduate Supervision in Canada

The Centre for Graduate Mentorship and Supervision (CGMS) will be hosting a panel discussion for York University's 60th Anniversary Graduate Supervision Conference. This one-day fully online Graduate Supervision Conference is geared specifically for graduate supervisors. Registration is free and is now open.For more information and to register, please visit:

Managing Interpersonal Challenges in the Supervisory Relationship: Faculty Workshop

(Previously “Understanding Conflict” and “Having Difficult Conversations”) This workshop will be taught by Aziza Kajan, Director, and Lauren Pais, Case Coordinator. Good supervision is a shared responsibility between a graduate student and their supervisor. You will need strong interpersonal communication skills to establish mutual expectations, hold each other to high academic standards, be self-reflective, and […]