In accordance with Senate regulations, only members of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies may be involved in graduate student education. For each student writing a thesis the program must provide a Thesis Supervisory Committee, consisting of a Supervisor, who must have membership in the graduate program of the student and at least one additional SGPS member who may or may not be in the student's program. For students in professional or course based research programs, supervisors must have SGPS membership in the student's graduate program. In each case the Graduate Chair for each program nominates individuals for Membership in SGPS. The categories of SGPS membership are Teaching/Advisory, Co-Supervisory Master’s and Doctoral, Master’s and Doctoral.
Master’s and Doctoral memberships are permanent in the home department and require a tenured or tenure stream appointment at Western.
Teaching/Advisory and Co-Supervisory Memberships involve limited educational activities which may be temporary or permanent, as per the letter of appointment. Criteria for, and privileges associated with each category are listed below.
Complete criteria for, and privileges associated with each category are listed below: