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Before You Start

Before you start working on your thesis, the very first step is to choose a supervisor. This person will guide you through your program so be sure to pick someone you can work with and whose research you like. The next step is to select a committee. Your committee should serve as backup for your supervisor. They can provide a new perspective on your research and give you any additional help you might need.

If you need ethics approval for your research (you might need this if you are working with human subjects or animals) make sure you get clearance before you start. Your supervisor will be able to help you with this. Copies of your ethics approval forms must be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research when you submit your final thesis.

Also make sure that you get all the training you need, check the Health, Safety and Wellness website for training information and our information about Travel and Fieldwork Safety.