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Incoming students will have received several emails from the McMaster School of Graduate Studies to welcome them to McMaster University and to provide help with arrival in Hamilton. Some of those links to websites and documents are copied here:  
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As an incoming student, you will have received several emails from the School of Graduate Studies, the Graduate Student Association, and from PNB to welcome you to McMaster University and to provide help with arrival in Hamilton. Some of those links to websites and documents are copied here:  
  
; [https://gs.mcmaster.ca/news-events/event-series/graduate-student-welcome Graduate Student Welcome Activities]:  
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; [https://gs.mcmaster.ca/future-students/tuition-financial-aid-scholarships/ Payment Information Package for Full Time Graduate Students]:
: Register for Graduate Student Welcome events (Aug 28-Sept 8). Choose from one of three welcome breakfasts exclusively for incoming grad students, bike tour, TA workshops, LGBTQ+ welcome, a resource fair, and more! Watch your email for links to ‘new student-only’ events.
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: This is important Financial Information (how to get paid, how to pay your tuition, deadlines and schedules).
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; [https://www.mcmaster.ca/mosaic/ McMaster Mosaic]:
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: Mosaic is McMaster's PeopleSoft-based administrative information system. It currently handles multiple functions, including student administration, finance, research administration, and human resources.
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; [https://gs.mcmaster.ca/ive-accepted-my-offer/graduate-student-orientation/ Graduate Student Welcome Activities]:  
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: Register for Graduate Student Welcome events.  
 
   
 
   
; [https://gs.mcmaster.ca/sites/default/files/resources/notes_for_successful_applicants_dec_2017.pdf Notes for Successful Applicants]:
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; [https://gs.mcmaster.ca/app/uploads/2020/03/Notes-for-Successful-Applicants_2020.pdf Notes for Successful Applicants 2020-2021]:
 
: Provides First Steps: How to activate your McMaster email, funding, enrolment, and more.  
 
: Provides First Steps: How to activate your McMaster email, funding, enrolment, and more.  
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; [https://www.amazon.ca/Being-Scientist-Responsible-Conduct-Research/dp/0309119707 On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research]
 
   
 
   
; [https://gs.mcmaster.ca/sites/default/files/resources/supervisory_relationshipjuly_222016.pdf Getting the Supervisory Relationship Off to a Good Start]:
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; [https://gs.mcmaster.ca/app/uploads/2020/02/supervisory_relationshipjuly_222016.pdf Getting the Supervisory Relationship Off to a Good Start]:
: This is a supervisory relationship tool – a template to address expectations for Graduate Students and their Supervisors.  You can also check out the [https://gs.mcmaster.ca/sites/default/files/resources/graduate_work_supervision_guidelines_1.pdf Graduate Work Supervision Guidelines for faculty and students].  
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: This is a supervisory relationship tool – a template to address expectations for Graduate Students and their Supervisors.  You can also check out the [https://gs.mcmaster.ca/app/uploads/2019/10/graduate_work_supervision_guidelines_1.pdf Graduate Work Supervision Guidelines for faculty and students].  
  
; [https://gs.mcmaster.ca/sites/default/files/resources/final_september_2018_package.pdf Payment Information Package for Full Time Graduate Students]:
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; [https://www.universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/the-all-important-graduate-student-supervisor-relationship/ The all-important graduate student-supervisor relationship]:
: This is important Financial Information (how to get paid, how to pay your tuition, deadlines and schedules).
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: An article in University Affairs by Virginia Galt about developing the relationship between student and supervisor, and what universities can do to promote it.
: This document includes screen shots to help you navigate Mosaic.  Mosaic is McMaster's PeopleSoft-based administrative information system. It currently handles multiple functions, including student administration, finance, research administration, and human resources.
 
  
; [https://gs.mcmaster.ca/ School of Graduate Studies web site]:
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; [https://academiccalendars.romcmaster.ca/index.php?catoid=42 2020-2021 Graduate Calendar]:
: Student records and [https://gs.mcmaster.ca/academic-services/how-enroll enrolment], [https://gs.mcmaster.ca/awards-funding/awards-funding scholarship], [https://gs.mcmaster.ca/graduate-student-life/graduate-student-life Grad Student Life], registrar and all policies governing graduate degrees.
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: The calendar has a lot to say about the student-supervisor relationship. In particular, [https://academiccalendars.romcmaster.ca/content.php?catoid=42&navoid=8734#2.7_Supervision section 2.7 Supervision (2020-2021 calendar)].
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: Here's the [https://academiccalendars.romcmaster.ca/preview_entity.php?catoid=42&ent_oid=5808&returnto=8771 PNB section (2020-2021 calendar)].
  
; [https://academiccalendars.romcmaster.ca/index.php?catoid=37 2018-2019 Graduate Calendar]:
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; [https://gs.mcmaster.ca/ School of Graduate Studies web site]
: Amazing what you can find in the Graduate Calendar.
 
  
 
; [https://gsamcmaster.org/ Grad Student Association (GSA)]:
 
; [https://gsamcmaster.org/ Grad Student Association (GSA)]:
 
: Learn about your elected GSA representatives, the Phoenix Bar & Grill, softball and soccer leagues, and grad student clubs, events, and more.
 
: Learn about your elected GSA representatives, the Phoenix Bar & Grill, softball and soccer leagues, and grad student clubs, events, and more.
  
; [https://gs.mcmaster.ca/graduate-student-life/international-students International Students]:
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; [https://gsa.mcmaster.ca/new-students/ Grad Student Association (GSA): New Students]
: Lots of information, links, and events for international students, provided for the more than 1,300 PhD and Masters students from around the world who are studying at McMaster.   
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; [https://studentsuccess.mcmaster.ca/international-students/ International Students]:
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: Information for International students from the Student Success Centre.   
  
; [https://gs.mcmaster.ca/graduate-student-life/graduate-student-life SGS Graduate Student Life]:
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; [https://gs.mcmaster.ca/graduate-student-life/ SGS Graduate Student Life]:
 
: Here you can find tips about finding housing, finding your way around Hamilton, budgeting, family life for graduate student parents, writing help, etc.  
 
: Here you can find tips about finding housing, finding your way around Hamilton, budgeting, family life for graduate student parents, writing help, etc.  
  
; [https://gs.mcmaster.ca/online-module-introduction-graduate-level-writing Graduate Writing Module (video)]:
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; [https://gs.mcmaster.ca/current-students/resources/graduate-writing/ Graduate Student Writing help]:
: This module provides an introduction to graduate level writing. The SGS pages provide information about [https://gs.mcmaster.ca/graduate-student-life/writing other grad writing supports].
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: The Writing Centre: Writing assistance available for graduate students.
  
 
; [[Teaching Assistantships]]:  
 
; [[Teaching Assistantships]]:  
: Learn about [https://cupe3906.org/tas-unit-1/ CUPE 3906] for TAs, including the collective agreement and benefits for Unit 1 members. This handbook also has plenty of information about [[Teaching Assistantships]].
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: Learn about [https://cupe3906.org/ CUPE 3906] for TAs, including the collective agreement and benefits for Unit 1 members. The PNB graduate handbook also has plenty of information about: [[Teaching Assistantships]].
 
Look for other email messages sent to you in July or August for 2018-2019 incoming students. Search your mail for "Welcome from McMaster School of Graduate Students <newgrad@mcmaster.ca>" and for "McMaster SGS News and Events <gsevent@mcmaster.ca>".
 
 
 
Many of the items conveyed in the Welcome emails are included in this PNB Graduate Handbook.
 

Latest revision as of 18:10, 28 August 2020

As an incoming student, you will have received several emails from the School of Graduate Studies, the Graduate Student Association, and from PNB to welcome you to McMaster University and to provide help with arrival in Hamilton. Some of those links to websites and documents are copied here:

Payment Information Package for Full Time Graduate Students
This is important Financial Information (how to get paid, how to pay your tuition, deadlines and schedules).
McMaster Mosaic
Mosaic is McMaster's PeopleSoft-based administrative information system. It currently handles multiple functions, including student administration, finance, research administration, and human resources.
Graduate Student Welcome Activities
Register for Graduate Student Welcome events.
Notes for Successful Applicants 2020-2021
Provides First Steps: How to activate your McMaster email, funding, enrolment, and more.
On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research
Getting the Supervisory Relationship Off to a Good Start
This is a supervisory relationship tool – a template to address expectations for Graduate Students and their Supervisors. You can also check out the Graduate Work Supervision Guidelines for faculty and students.
The all-important graduate student-supervisor relationship
An article in University Affairs by Virginia Galt about developing the relationship between student and supervisor, and what universities can do to promote it.
2020-2021 Graduate Calendar
The calendar has a lot to say about the student-supervisor relationship. In particular, section 2.7 Supervision (2020-2021 calendar).
Here's the PNB section (2020-2021 calendar).
School of Graduate Studies web site
Grad Student Association (GSA)
Learn about your elected GSA representatives, the Phoenix Bar & Grill, softball and soccer leagues, and grad student clubs, events, and more.
Grad Student Association (GSA): New Students
International Students
Information for International students from the Student Success Centre.
SGS Graduate Student Life
Here you can find tips about finding housing, finding your way around Hamilton, budgeting, family life for graduate student parents, writing help, etc.
Graduate Student Writing help
The Writing Centre: Writing assistance available for graduate students.
Teaching Assistantships
Learn about CUPE 3906 for TAs, including the collective agreement and benefits for Unit 1 members. The PNB graduate handbook also has plenty of information about: Teaching Assistantships.