Thesis Submission and Defence

Both M.Sc. and Ph.D. students are required to defend the thesis in an oral examination attended by their Thesis Examination Committee. This committee must be appointed before the defence and generally is the same as a student’s advisory committee. A faculty member from the University will sit is as Chair of the thesis defence, which is arranged by the Faculty of Science Graduate Office.

For full details review the Thesis Defence Checklists (M.Sc. checklist; Ph.D. checklist) available on the Biology graduate website. Information can also be found on the Science webpage under Graduate students.

Defence requests must be submitted to the Biology Graduate Office:

  • M.Sc.: Minimum of 4 weeks (20 business days) before the defence
  • Ph.D.: Minimum of 7 weeks (35 business days) before the defence