New Graduate Students

Graduate Orientation 

  • Each semester the university holds a Graduate Student Orientation.  More information will be provided as it becomes available.  A helpful resource is the New Student Guide.
  • The department of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) hosts an annual Graduate Student Orientation session, each September.  This is open to all graduate students, but especially those who started their programs that Winter, Summer or Fall.
  • Dr. Annette Nassuth presents a Departmental Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) seminar, where all new students are encouraged to attend.  For more information,or a copy of the presentation, you may contact Dr. Nassuth directly at anassuth@uoguelph.ca 

Tips for New Students

Registration

  • All students must register for UNIV*7510 (full-time) each semester
  • All new graduate students will be automatically enrolled in the university-wide Academic Integrity course UNIV*7100
  • M.Sc. students:
    • register for MCB*6500 (in both your first and second semesters)
    • register for any additional courses after discussion with your advisor
    • in semester 3 and beyond, register for UNIV*7500 (Research and Writing), which serves as a course placeholder when you are no longer taking courses
  • Ph.D. students:
    • register for MCB*7500 (in both your first and second semesters)
    • register for any additional courses, after discussion with your advisor
    • in semester 3 and beyond, register for UNIV*7500 (Research and Writing), which serves as a course placeholder when you are no longer taking courses

Health and Safety Training

  • All College of Biological Science personnel must complete four online safety modules in advance of working in the lab (please refer to your admission offer).  All students must also complete the Covid-19 Module.
  • Centrifuge training is also required and our Department Support Technician, Jamie Jones, will contact you by email to set this up. 

GRA and GTA Pay

  • Catherine (Cate) Mennega is our Administrative Officer and handles all payroll-related matters.  Please ensure that you provide her with your direct deposit information, for your first pay, and follow up with her if you have any questions.  Her office is located in SSC 4479.

Office Space and Electronic Building Access

  • Once your safety training documentation has been verified, you will may pick up an office key from Emily Martin, our Administrative Services Assistant.  A refundable key deposit ($20 cash) is required.  Emily will also set up electronic card access, within the Summerlee Science Complex (SSC), including hallways, research lab, and affiliated support rooms.   Emily is located in SSC 4481. 
  • Your ID card, which is used for electronic access, can be picked up at the ID card centre located at Enrolment Services, 3rd Floor, University Centre.

Tuition Payments