The Faculty of Graduate Studies requires all PhD to students complete Annual Progress Reports. Prior to completing the “Graduate Student Annual Progress Report” (APR), the Supervisor and doctoral student will meet to discuss: (i) how the student has performed in relation to their completion schedule deadlines — e.g., the progress and quality of the dissertation chapters; (ii) any obstacles that have slowed progress to date; and, (iii) ensure that a workable plan for on-time completion is in place.
The Supervisor or student may invite the Supervisory Committee and/or Graduate Program Director to attend the meeting or provide input on points (i) to (iii) above.
In completing the official FGS “Graduate Student Annual Progress Report,” students and Supervisors should each comment on points (i) to (iii) above.
Additional meetings and reports for PhD students
Students and Supervisors may wish to have additional meetings and/or establish a regular meeting schedule to ensure the timely completion of the degree.
For more information and additional ideas, please see the Faculty of Graduate Studies “Graduate Student Best Practices” guide, including the FGS “Supervisor-Student Checklist” which is completed when the Permanent Supervisor is appointed.