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Thesis Guidelines

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Important Notice: Changes to the Initial Thesis Submission Process

The initial thesis submission process is changing. As of Monday, September 16, 2013, students will no longer have to print hard copies of their theses, but will instead submit an electronic copy as a PDF attachment via email. Please read Initial e-Thesis Process.

This section provides a comprehensive overview of the thesis process from first draft to final e-submission for Master’s and Doctoral students, supervisors, and departmental units.

The guidelines for thesis preparation are currently being updated and will be posted shortly.  Please make note of the additional information on this website referring to the evaluation of a written thesis, scheduling the oral defence and the oral defence presentation & question period

While thesis submission and examination can take place at any time during the year, students wishing to receive their degree at a specific degree conferral must follow set deadlines.

Students and supervisors should familiarize themselves with the general thesis requirements and components prior to beginning writing. Once the supervisor and student are confident in a thesis’ success, they should review and adhere to the initial submission requirements.

Departments must be familiar with initial submission requirements, thesis examination policies and procedures and in the case of PhD students, the steps to follow in setting up an oral defence.