Supervisor and Committee Selection
Selection of a Supervisor is extremely important and should be a well-informed decision. Your supervisor should normally be selected prior to your second term of study, as per GGR 1.6.3.
In many cases, your supervisor is assigned at the time of your offer of admission. If a supervisor is not assigned prior to commencement of study, an interim supervisor should be assigned to you. In the absence of this, the departmental Graduate Program Chair supervises and counsels you prior to the assignment of a supervisor.
Selection of a Senior Supervisor and other members of the Supervisory Committee should occur as early as possible in your program. (Note that a Professor Emeritus/Emerita may serve as a supervisor - see item 49.31 in the Collective Agreement, here.
You and your supervisor should identify and recruit other members of the supervisory committee. Once the committee is identified and approved, a meeting should occur, including details of when meetings will take place going forward, and preferred communication channels (email, phone, in person) for all parties.