UPDATE: Students may request Bb Collaborate (video conferencing) for virtual meetings, defenses, group work, etc. Email the Graduate Office with your UTORmail for access.
Q: How should I obtain wet signatures for my form?
A: Ideally, all participants should digitally sign the pdf form. If faculty members are unable to sign/edit the pdf, consensus requires a response from each committee member/examiner, which could stand in place of wet signatures. The Chair (or student) should email the meeting/exam form to the Graduate Office and copy (cc) all participants with explicit instruction for members to respond. Then all committee members should confirm their approval of the form in a response to the Graduate Office using REPLY ALL.
Research-stream Program Milestones
|Milestones||Target (by end of)|
|1||Establish supervisory committee & thesis topic||Year 1||Year 1|
|2||Supervisory committee meeting||Annually||Annually|
|3||Qualifying exam(NB1)||N/A||Year 1|
|4||Achieve candidacy (NB2)||N/A||Year 2|
|5||Permission to write thesis||Year 1||Year 4|
|6||Permission to conduct defense||Year 2||Year 5|
|7||Thesis defense (departmental exam)||Year 2||Year 5|
|8||Final oral exam (senate exam)||N/A||Year 5|
|9||Electronic thesis submission||Year 2||Year 5|
|10||Graduation||Year 2||Year 5|
NB1: The qualifying exam may also serve as the bypass exam for students from the MASc program who wish to transfer to the PhD program.
NB2: To achieve candidacy, students in doctoral program must: