Important Information and Dates Pertaining to Theses Defences

Please review your responsibilities, and those of your supervisor in the Graduate Thesis Supervision document.

When you are getting ready to write your thesis, you should consult the guidelines.

Please note that templates may be provided by your Department/School or The Learning Technologies Centre, however it is the responsibility of each student to ensure that their thesis conforms to the formatting required by Graduate Studies as outlined in the Instructions for the Preparation and Presentation of Master's Theses document.

If you have any questions, please direct them to the Graduate Studies Officer.

Forms pertaining to theses defences can be found under the FORMS section of our website.

If you're looking to view a previous thesis, you can do so search from the main Scholars page by either the student name or thesis title. You can also get the full list of digital theses then use the facets on the side to filter down.


DEADLINES - Apply to Graduate & FINAL Thesis Submission!

DEADLINES TO APPLY TO GRADUATE (Fall 2024 - Spring 2026)

  • FALL 2024 - September 6th, 2024
  • SPRING 2025 - January 8th, 2025
  • FALL 2025 - September 5th, 2025
  • SPRING 2026 - January 14th, 2026

* Please login to Colleague Self-Service to apply to graduate. If you miss the deadline listed above for the time period that you wish to graduate, please contact the Registrar's Office. You may still be able to make an application, but there will be a late fee charged to your Student Account.

DEADLINES TO SUBMIT FINAL THESIS (Spring 2024 - Spring 2026)

  • SPRING 2024 Convocation - April 15th, 2024
  • FALL 2024 Graduation - September 25th, 2024
  • TO AVOID WINTER 2025 fees - December 18th, 2024
  • SPRING 2024 Convocation - April 17th, 2025
  • FALL 2025 Graduation - September 26th, 2025
  • TO AVOID WINTER 2026 fees - December 16th, 2025
  • SPRING 2026 Convocation - April 23rd, 2026
  • As you begin your thesis writing, please consult the Instructions For the Preparation and Presentation of Master's Theses document to ensure you are formatting your document according to the guidelines.
  • Submit an electronic copy of your thesis by email to the Graduate Studies Officer along with the signed Request for Master's Thesis Defence form four (4) weeks prior to the confirmed defence date.
  • The Supervisor/Graduate Coordinator will identify a suitable external examiner. PLEASE NOTE: Students are not permitted to have contact with the external examiner prior to the defence date. For more detailed information, please refer to the Instructions For the Preparation and Presentation of Master's Theses document.
  • As you prepare your final thesis for submission, please refer to the Student Check List.
  • You and your supervisor will sign the Thesis Declaration form after all revisions have been made.
  • You will upload your final thesis (after defence and revisions), and the signed Thesis Declaration form, to the Library website. IMPORTANT NOTE: Upon submission, your thesis sits in a queue to be available to the public at a later date through the Library website. The Library does an upload of theses in January and June of each year. Therefore, if you graduate in October, your thesis will not be available for viewing until January. If you graduate in May, your thesis will be available for viewing in June.