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Guidelines, Policies & Forms

The regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies generally apply to all students enrolled in graduate programs at York University. In a number of instances individual graduate programs have additional requirements; these are set out in the appropriate graduate program section of the Faculty of Graduate Studies academic regulations.

Important Deadlines:  Our graduate program is governed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Students, faculty members and supervisory committees can access term deadlines for registration, course add/drop dates, grade and completion deadlines for each 4- month term.

Access short meetings, counselling and workshops to enhance your personal mental health or well-being during graduate studies. The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers many resources.

Program-related Forms

All degree-granting students complete forms to submit to the Graduate Office.  Each form demonstrates a completion of each stage of the degree requirements.  Please see below and submit when each event occurs.

Faculty of Graduate Studies Forms

The following forms can be found the Faculty of Graduate Studies website:

  • Academic Affairs
  • Student Affairs
  • Thesis and Dissertation
  • Student Finances
  • Graduate & Postdoctoral Professional Skills (GPPS)

Other Resources & Links

All graduate student researchers must complete the TCPS Tutorial to establish that they have completed the necessary education component and attach their certificate of completion to their protocols. Protocols will not be accepted for review unless a valid TCPS tutorial certificate is attached.

When is Ethics Review Required?

All research involving human participants is considered research subject to review. The Principal Investigator (researcher) of any research project involving human participants:

  • MUST have a protocol that describes how the researcher(s) will interact with the human participants; and
  • MUST have that protocol reviewed and approved by the appropriate Research Ethics Committee before the  research commences; and
  • MUST obtain informed consent from ALL research participants. For minor age participants (Those under the age of 16 for minimal risk research), both parental consent and participant assent is required.

If data collection is required from human participants, complete the appropriate forms based on the Major Research Paper or PhD dissertation.  If the research is minimum risk, using secondary data, more than minimum risk;  and if research is part of a faculty member's project.   Updated protocols are in place to address equity and the definition of risk under COVID.  Submit your completed package to the Graduate Program Office.

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The Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.