1. Write thesis appraisal (due two weeks before the exam date)
Send the appraisal as a single pdf document to BME Graduate Office
Thesis appraisals usually consist of an analytical and constructively critical commentary on the thesis, together with an assessment of the importance of the work in relation to its field. A synopsis is not necessary, since all examiners will have read the thesis, but if one is included, it should be very brief. Please end with an explicit recommendation that the thesis either be accepted or not accepted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the doctoral degree. Appraisals are typically one and a half to two pages long, single-spaced; many appraisers attach a list of minor errors. It is essential that we receive your appraisal in a timely fashion; otherwise, the examination will be cancelled. If it appears that this deadline will not be met, contact us immediately.
2. Act as an examiner
Send travel expense reimbursement requests to BME Graduate Office
(Documentation: expense form | instructions | checklist)
Attend the candidate's exam as a voting member. You will be invited to question the candidate sequentially with other members of the examination committee and to vote on the exam outcome. If you attend the examination in person, the Institute will reimburse up to $500 (CAD) of your travel expenses. Beyond this amount, additional expenses are covered by the candidate’s primary supervisor; thus, kindly coordinate travel arrangements with the supervisor if necessary.