Ph.D. Oral Defence


Before final thesis submission, Ph.D. students must successfully complete an oral defence, which is a final, in-depth, formal presentation of their research. To help the unit in scheduling the defence, it is the student's responsibility to monitor the doodle link and inform the IPN office once a date and time has been established.

Format & Guidelines

Since regulations and policies regarding Ph.D. oral defences are set by McGill's Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (GPS), please consult their web page for detailed information. As stated on GPS' website, students are given 20 minutes to deliver their presentation and 60-90 minutes for a question period. 


Form Submission Deadline
PDF icon Student Poster

By student, to
ipn [at]

At least 4 weeks before defence

Important Check GPS' web page to verify if there are form(s) that need to be submitted to their office.


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