- Read through MSc Thesis Defense Procedures on Program Milestones page or in LEARN .
- Must submit request a minimum of 4 weeks before the defence date.
- Read through PhD Thesis Defense Procedures on Program Milestones page or in LEARN.
- Must submit request a minimum of 7 weeks before the defence date.
- External Examiner form must be submitted to Science Graduate Office before you can schedule your defense.
Thesis Blackout Dates and Holidays:
You cannot submit or schedule your defense during the following dates:
- Winter 2023: Monday, April 24 – Friday, April 28
- Spring 2023: Monday, August 21 – Tuesday, September 5
- Fall 2023: TBD, typically blackout dates will begin mid-December
- 2023 University Closures/Holidays: January 2, February 20, April 7, May 22, July 3, August 7, September 4, October 9, December 25 - December 29
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