phd thesis defense
Between October 1st and 15th, the PhD students will have to apply for the thesis defense following the instructions provided by e-mail by the PhD office. Once the thesis is finished, the file must be uploaded in the student’s Personal Area, and then validated by the supervisor some days in advance of the date of the thesis defense.
In short, students are supposed to submit some documents to the PhD Academic Board, including the thesis. The Board will give an advice on the student’s admission to the thesis defense and appoint, for each PhD student, two referees in charge of reviewing the thesis. The reviewers will decide if the thesis is ready to be defended or if it needs some editing, which might take up to 6 months of work. After that, the thesis will be admitted to the defense in any case.
The Ph.D. thesis is the intended outcome of the doctoral training period.
As a general rule, you must have been enrolled on your Ph.D. program for at least 24 months before initianing thesis defense proceedings. The Academic Committee will establish the requirements for the public review of your thesis and propose the members of the dissertation committee. The Doctoral School Board is to approve this proposal and authorize the dissertation event.
Congratulations to Joe Primeau for successfully defending his PhD Thesis. (Pictured here with his PhD supervisor, Dr. Howard Young)
474 Medical Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Canada T6G 2R3
The disputation is the public defence of the thesis. Prior to the public defence you must hold a trial lecture.
Dates for the PhD examination cannot be set before the thesis is found worthy of public defence. See deadlines in connection with holidays.