I am experiencing issues with the role of my supervisor

We believe that a good graduate supervisor will incorporate both roles of supervisor and mentor

Your supervisor will guide you through the requirements of the academic program, set out expectations, provide evaluations and assessment of your work, and generally assist you in meeting and completing the various milestones and tasks that are part of your program.

As a mentor your supervisor will be more focused on your long-term development and on providing personal support, not just with regard to the academic requirements but also regarding your development as a scholar and researcher. As a mentor, your supervisor will support you in aspects relevant to the academic process, including but not limited to time managements, conflict resolution, gaining familiarity with the scholarly or research culture in the particular discipline, exploring career options and providing advice on how to prepare for a career, etc. 

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“I have tried addressing this with my supervisor, or I do not feel comfortable addressing this with my supervisor, and I would like to know who else can help me”