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Host remote comps or thesis defence

MAD encourages thesis supervisors who feel comfortable to host the comps/defences on their own.

For those that feel they still need support, please send the following information in full to Shoshannah Holdom ( at least 2 weeks in advance of the defence:

  • The date and time of the defence
  • A list of attendees (i.e. the candidate, chair, supervisor, committee members, and external examiners):
    • Name
    • UWaterloo email address (if applicable)
    • Phone number (alternate way to get in touch)

The chair will moderate the defence. We will schedule the test ~3 days prior to the defence.

If you have guests planning to attend the defence, please let us know and we will provide you with the email that you can forward to the guests. We do not provide support for additional attendees or guests.

Who can use this service:

  • Faculty

How to request this service:

Please see the instructions above.

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