bursaries) for their support, they are expected to put in sustained effort. While the nature of academic work allows substantial flexibility in terms of when and where the work is done, fulltime students should nonetheless dedicate full time effort (normally considered 40 hours per week) to their studies. a. Unlike undergraduate programs, graduate students remain full-time students throughout the summer semester. b. The undergraduate fall and winter term exam periods are not holiday time and graduate students are expected to be available to fulfill Teaching Assistant (TA) duties. c. Graduate students are entitled to all Statutory Holidays, as well as periods when the University is closed, including the break between Christmas and the start of winter term. d. Graduate students are entitled to 3 weeks of holiday per year, which will normally be taken during the summer semester. Holidays must be approved by the supervisor at least one month in advance. If vacation is to be taken during either the fall or winter term, prior approval is required from both the supervisor and the TA supervisor (if applicable). If holidays are not prearranged, they are assumed to have been taken during the last thre
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