PhD Thesis and Defence

The Faculty of Graduate Studies oversees Doctoral Oral Exams and sets the rules for thesis preparation and submission. However there are a few departmental rules and resources you should bear in mind:

  • Provide your supervisor and supervisory committee with a draft of your thesis for approval and make any recommended corrections before submitting it to your external examiner
  • Present a full seminar on your research to the Department as part of the BIOC 530 or BMB seminar series, preferably before your oral examination
  • The Graduate Secretary can help you obtain the Graduate Advisor’s signature for the necessary forms
  • After your oral defense, provide copies of your approved thesis for binding