Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2005/2006
Canadian Excellence

Graduate Faculty Status

The training of future scholars in graduate programs enhances the intellectual vitality and reputation of a university. To offer a quality graduate program, the faculty, individually and as a group, must demonstrate that they are active scholars in their discipline or profession. Therefore, in matters pertaining to graduate student research and scholarly activity, the university has a responsibility to ensure that students are supervised and examined by faculty who are active in the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge, or in some fields, in the creative application of this knowledge in society. Thus, in order to serve as an MA/MES/MSc/MSW thesis supervisor, as a member of a thesis/research project/cognate essay examining committee, as an external examiner, or as a chairperson of an examining committee, an individual must be a member of the graduate faculty. At the doctoral level, an individual must be a member of the graduate faculty in order to serve as a dissertation supervisor, as a member of a comprehensive examination committee or as a member of a dissertation examination committee. A current list of members of the graduate faculty is available in the university Graduate Studies Office and/or from a graduate officer/program director/program co-ordinator.