Thesis

Upcoming Thesis Defences at the Faculty of Medicine are listed online as soon as the defence is confirmed.

It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all the program requirements are met before submitting their thesis.
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FAQ - Related to the COVID 19 situation
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Q: What is happening with my thesis in view of the COVID – 19 pandemic?

A: The thesis defences will be held online starting March 20th. All members of the examination committee (including the candidate, the chair of the defence and the supervisor) will be connected online from different locations. Candidates may choose to postpone their defences until such time as normal practices can be reinstated with no penalties. More information on the logistics of the defence to follow.

Q: How do I submit my thesis and list of examiners?

A: In view of the COVID-19  you do not need to submit a printed copy of your thesis to the Graduate Studies Office. You may submit an electronic version of your thesis online through Service Request.
The List of Examiners for the Evaluation of the Thesis form (PDF) must be submitted online through Service Request.
Please note that your service request has to be approved by your supervisor in order to officially submit your thesis for evaluation.

Q: What are my options for oral thesis defence in view of the COVID -19?

A: Option 1: Hold the defence by videoconference. All of your committee members will be invited by the Graduate and Postdoctoral Office to participate to your thesis defence through an online application. Instructions will be circulated on how to use the application.
Note: On the day of your defence, you will be responsible to have a computer or laptop with a camera and microphone.

Option 2: Reschedule the defence to a later date with no academic and financial penalty.

Q: Can I have guests attend my thesis defence by videoconference?

A: Yes, a minimum of five days before the defence, you can send an email to grad.med@uottawa.ca with the names and email addresses of up to five guests. The Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office will then send them the calendar invitation with all of the defence information.  

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