Graduate Supervision Series for Faculty

Since 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 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

Those faculty members who began the modules remotely in 2021 but did not finish them yet should contact Trevor as soon as possible to determine how best to finish.


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

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

CTE 9802 Recruiting doctoral students, matching research interests and honing questions, the research supervision life cycle. Includes a panel of experienced colleagues (Experienced faculty members, Associate Deans) In-person

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

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

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) Blended

CTE 9806 Next steps: Getting to the defence and beyond, career support, providing references for various job markets. Includes a panel of experienced colleagues. (Experienced faculty members, Associate Deans) In-person

Schedule Winter 2023

Access to online materials in LEARN begins the week of January 9th. There are tasks to complete online before January 20th. All in-person activities are in Math and Computer (MC) 2036. MC is the oft-cited local example of 1960s Brutalist architecture.

January 20, 2023

  • 9:30-10:45 AM -- In-person component of CTE 9801
  • 11:00 -12:30 PM -- CTE 9802 and Lunch

Between Jan 20 and Feb 10

  • Complete all of CTE 9803, parts of 9804 and 9805

February 10, 2023

  • 9:30-10:30 AM -- In-person component of CTE 9804
  • 10:45-11:45 AM  -- In-person components of CTE 9805
  • 12:00-1:00 PM -- Lunch provided
  • 1:00-2:15 PM -- CTE 9806 and next steps
  • 2:30-3:30 PM -- Celebration and networking at Grad House with AVP Jeff Casello

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