Graduate Handbook and Helpful Resources

Graduate Handbook

The handbook is updated regularly, with the most recent update on October 26, 2018.  A copy of the handbook is available as a PDF attachment, shown at the bottom of this page. 

Should you require clarification on any topics covered (or not covered) in the handbook, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Ray Lu (rlu@uoguelph.ca) or the Graduate Program Assistant, Bertilla Moroni (bmoroni@uoguelph.ca).  For a printed copy of the handbook, please email Bertilla.   


Tips for New and Current 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. 
  • 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 Vanessa Breton, our Administrative Services Assistant.  A refundable key deposit ($20 cash) is required.  Vanessa will also set up electronic card access, within the Summerlee Science Complex (SSC), including hallways, research lab, and affiliated support rooms.   Vanessa 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


Helpful Links for Students Preparing to Graduate


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