As a graduate student, you are making a commitment to devote the time and energy needed to engage in research and write a thesis. Your supervisor has a right to expect substantial effort, initiative, respect and receptiveness to suggestions and criticism.
The principal role of the supervisor is to help students achieve their scholastic potential. They will provide reasonable commitment, accessibility, professionalism, stimulation, guidance, respect and consistent encouragement to the student.
For all information regarding the supervisor/student relationship at UBC, please visit the G+PS Supervision Website.