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Title: Welcome to Graduate Studies at McGill


1
Welcome to Graduate Studiesat McGill
2
Who Are You?
  • Total graduate students 2005-6 7,546
  • Men 3,574
  • Women 3,972 (53)
  • Masters 3,611 (58)
  • Quebec (62)
  • Other Canada (19)
  • International (19)
  • Agricultural Economics - 12 students

3
Administration of Graduate Studies at McGill
  • Three Deans
  • Dean of Graduate Postdoctoral Studies,
  • Dean of your Faculty (Chandra Madramootoo)
  • Dean of Students.
  • Daily administration - the department
  • Graduate Postdoctoral Studies Office
  • central administration
  • admissions, registrations, fellowships,
  • theses, and graduation
  • MINVERA issues - registration, fee accounts

4
The Cast of Characters
  • Dean Martin Kreiswirth
  • Associate Deans
  • Director - GPS Office Charlotte Légaré
  • Dean of Students
  • NRS - Grad. Co-ordinator Marie Kubecki
  • GPD John Henning (NRS) - Ian Strachen

5
Important Policies, Rules and Regulations
  • Green Book Rights Code of Conduct
  • .
  • Red Book
  • Rules Regulations for graduate studies and
    research
  • important dates and procedures
  • .
  • Found at
  • http//www.mcgill.ca/gps/policies

6
Academic and Research Integrity
  • Know what plagiarism is
  • www.mcgill.ca/integrity/studentguide
  • Research Ethics - fall seminar

7
Post-graduate Students Society (PGSS)
  • A great society to help you
  • http//pgss.mcgill.ca/
  • Thomson House, the countrys best graduate
    student facility
  • represents graduate on the universitys highest
    academic bodies
  • MCGSS - Macdonald Campus Graduate
    Student Society

8
Key Regulations
  • Course Outlines
  • Topics, texts, evaluation, office hours
  • Sickness policy
  • Defer exam - leaves of absence (by semester, 52
    weeks)
  • Medical certificate
  • Student health clinic (counseling) - Brown Bldg.
  • Course failures (65)
  • One failure is allowed
  • What to do ?
  • Re-read of examination ()
  • Time limitation
  • 3 years (full time)

9
Supervisor ConflictsSteps to follow
  • Speak with supervisor
  • GPD
  • Dept. Chair
  • Ombudsperson
  • Associate Dean (Graduate Studies)

10
Other information
  • Residency - additional session - tuition
  • DFWs - summer registration
  • Minimum course requirements
  • Extra courses
  • Inter-university Transfer System (IUTS)
  • Concordia - Pass 60
  • Guide to Graduate Services
  • http//www.mcgill.ca/gps/students/new/orientation
  • Graduate student research progress tracking

11
Other information
  • Registration in undergraduate courses (Auditing)
  • Registration in Faculty of Management courses
  • Registration in AGEC-690 Seminar (once)
  • Thesis courses
  • Academic advising vs thesis supervisor
  • Student office - computers - keys
  • Ann Gossage
  • Office Supplies
  • Marlene Parkinson
  • Teaching assistantships (TAs)
  • Ann Gossage

12
Get involved !!
  • Widen your horizons
  • Beatty Lectures
  • Food for thought
  • Tomlinson Talks
  • Dept seminars
  • Concerts
  • Jazz Festival
  • Just for Laughs
  • Explore the city
  • Meet people
  • Relax
  • Make a schedule
  • Stay fit (really !)
  • Seek help
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