Before final thesis submission, Ph.D. students must successfully complete an oral defence, which is a final, in-depth, formal presentation of their research. It is the student's responsibility, along with the help of their supervisor, to organize and arrange their oral defence.
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.
By student, to
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.