Fall 2022

Supervising Conflict: A faculty guide to managing graduate conflict

book with sticky tabs

Wondering what more you can do as a supervisor to prevent and manage challenging issues that arise in graduate school? Curious about the most common sources of conflict between supervisors and PhD / master’s students?

I’ve written a book based on my experiences developing and managing the Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre, University of Toronto (Grad CRC 2015-2020). This book includes:

  • insights from over 900 conflict coaching conversations with faculty, staff and students
  • practical strategies and tips for moving from conflict to opportunity
  • activities and case studies for faculty professional development

This must-have reference for new and experienced graduate faculty will be published (print & e-book) in late 2022 by University of Toronto Press.

More from the author

“Peer-to-peer conflict coaching helps students navigate the rocky seas of grad school” (University Affairs magazine, February 2020)
“Multi-Layer Ombudsing: ‘Just desserts’ for Ontario School Boards” (Forum of Canadian Ombuds 50th anniversary winning essay, July 2015)
“Liquid Gold: Syrup runs through our family tree” (Globe and Mail, March 2008)