In the case of thesis-based programs, the student's Program of Study is established and supervised by the Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee must be established by the department/ school, and the “Advisory Committee Appointment” form submitted by the department/ school to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies no later than the 20th class day of the student's second registered semester.
In the case of course-based programs, the Graduate Program Coordinator will serve as the student’s Advisor and establish the Program of Study, unless the program requires that students have an Advisory Committee. In such cases, the Advisory Committee must be established and the Advisory Committee Appointment form submitted to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies no later than the 20th class day of the student's second registered semester
Once the Advisory Committee has been approved by the Assistant Vice-President (Graduate Studies), no changes may be made to its membership without the written approval of the department’s Graduate Program Committee and the Assistant Vice-President (Graduate Studies).
See Chapter IV Degree Regulations for additional information on the composition of Advisory Committees.