Advisory Committee

It is the policy not only of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology but also the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies that all full-time graduate students have an Advisory Committee that meets regularly. Advisory committee members are expected to attend the student’s 9200y/9225y/9250y seminar. We suggest that it is most efficient in terms of effort and time for both the students and the advisory committee members that one of these meetings immediately follow the student's seminar.
 
Although two meetings per year are the minimum requirement, the student, supervisor or members of the Advisory Committee may suggest additional meetings (formal or informal) as deemed necessary. It is the responsibility of the student to schedule and keep track of all committee meetings. It is also required that the students submit a written report to the supervisors and committee members one week prior to the meeting date.

The Advisory Committee Meetings must be documented by filling out the appropriate form:

Advisory Committee Meeting Report Form for PhD and 2-year MSc 

Advisory Committee Meeting Report Form for One-year Project and Course-Based Masters students

 
**Students not complying with the minimum requirement of meetings will not be eligible for internal awards.

2-year MSc Students

The committee must have formal meetings at least twice each academic year. The first committee meeting should be held within four months of starting the program. The committee must be composed of at least two faculty members in addition to the supervisor. Advisory committee members may be from another department or even another University, but at least one should be a member of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology faculty.

MSc Advisory Committee Meeting Form

PhD Students

The committee must have formal meetings at least twice each academic year, unless permission to meet once per year is documented on the most recent advisory committee form. The first committee meeting for direct entry doctoral students should be held within four months of starting the program. The committee must be composed of at least two faculty members in addition to the supervisor. Advisory committee members may be from another department or even another University, but at least one should be a member of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology faculty.

PhD Advisory Committee Meeting Form

One-year Project and Course-Based MSc Students

The committee must meet once before July 1 and for a second time before December 15. The committee must include one member of the 1-year Masters steering committee, as well as at least one additional faculty member. Advisory committee members may be from another department or even another University, but at least one should be a member of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology faculty.

1 yr MSc Advisory Committee Meeting Form