❑ when your thesis is ready to submit, give the completed MSc Oral Thesis Examination Form to Joanne in the Biology Graduate Studies Office 15 business days before the defense date so that she can find a suitable Chair and a Head’s Delegate for your defense. Date and time of defense MUST be finalized with the other members of your thesis defense committee before you submit this form to Joanne. Joanne will send the completed form to the Graduate School for you.
❑ book a room and a data projector for the defense. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request room 3112 or 3110 or 3101; book a data projector in the General Office.
❑ two weeks before your defense, distribute copies of your thesis to all of the members of your thesis defense committee, and give two to Joanne so she can give one to the Head’s Delegate and the other to the Chair. You can either send a pdf or a hard copy to the examiners, but ask them first which they prefer.
❑ email a pdf of your thesis to email@example.com 10 business days prior to your defense. This pdf document will be screened by the graduate School for formatting issues and you will be notified of any required corrections. If you have prepared this pdf with line numbers, or single-spaced, etc (see Biology Thesis Submission Guidelines), please inform the thesis office in your email and note that you will conform to the Graduate School's thesis format requirements when you submit your final copy.