Graduate Supervision Series for Faculty

Monday, September 20, 2021 10:00 am - Friday, November 5, 2021 11:30 am EDT

Location: Online 


Since Fall 2015, CTE and the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) have offered a series of workshops on graduate supervision practices, primarily for those seeking Approved Doctoral Dissertation Supervision (ADDS) Status. Typically these are held on Fridays early in the Fall and Winter terms. We have now moved online to a largely asynchronous approach over the course of several weeks.

The modules will occur in LEARN asynchronously, with two synchronous panel sessions on September 24, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and October 29 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - the sessions will be recorded in case participants are unable to make one or both. 

We use GoSignMeUp for registration; first sign in with your UW login credentials, then sign up for the full workshop. We will add you to the LEARN site for the workshop and its modules. Questions can be directed to Trevor Holmes


Introduction: how to navigate the modules, initial reflection on supervision.

CTE 9801 Supervision at Waterloo: the relevant policies and practices (Associate Dean, Graduate Studies Office)

CTE 9802 Recruiting doctoral students, matching research interests and honing questions, the research supervision life cycle. Includes a live/synchronous panel that will also be recorded (Experienced faculty members, Associate Deans)

CTE 9803 Meeting with supervisees (Conflict Management and Human Rights Office)

CTE 9804 Guiding writing and research with ethics and integrity (Office of Research Ethics, Writing Centre, Academic Integrity Office)

CTE 9805 Intercultural and gendered interaction: working with students and co-supervisors in the context of cultural and gender diversity (Equity Office, Centre for Teaching Excellence)

CTE 9806 Next steps: Getting to the defence and beyond, career support, providing references for various job markets. Includes a live/synchronous panel that will also be recorded. (Graduate Supervision Award winners, Associate Deans)

Questions? Email

This workshop will appear in CTE's registration system, GoSignMeUp, upon completion of all deliverables, and at that point can be presented to your Chair for further action. Please see


Registration required (if this is your first time using GoSignMeUp, you will need to set up your account first). If you have changed roles at the University (e.g., graduate student to faculty) please update your "Participant Profile" in your GoSignMeUp account.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying, or working at Waterloo. CTE’s online workshops are delivered through either WebEx, Microsoft Teams, or Bongo with the audio component available either as captioning or a transcript. CTE’s face-to-face workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, and note-takers. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining workshop content in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, please let us know by emailing Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.