This option will block your work from public access after your successful examination and final submission. This repository is publicly accessible, permitting free access to the work. The thesis defense is normally a closed event unless the student and program, by mutual agreement, request that the defense is open to the university community e. If the reason concerns intellectual property, then the appropriate procedures are followed according to University policy www. Be prepared to be able to summarise your main arguments and to explain your choice of approach and methodology. The Chair of the committee provides the Graduate Chair, Supervisor s , and student written notification of the decision and the changes suggested by the committee The Examination must then proceed as listed in Section 5. Effective July 1, , theses submitted for examination must include a Summary for Lay Audience.
The following system is to be used: The thesis defense is normally a closed event unless the student and program, by mutual agreement, request that the defense is open to the university community e. SGPS must receive the completed forms from all the Examiners at least five working days before the date scheduled for the candidate’s Thesis Examination. Doctoral candidates must submit the thesis six weeks before the approved date for the Thesis Examination. Students should contact their program for these regulations.
Western preserves all doctoral theses in microform images within microfiche flat sheets formatting.
The Chair announces the thdsis of the vote on the acceptability of the content of the thesis and of the oral defense and asks if further discussion is needed. Tools for creating styles, footnotes, a table of contents, and other features, including the recommended order of the sections of a thesis, have been formatted into an SGPS thesis template available in Agps and LaTeX formats. The examination of the thesis exposes the student’s work to scholarly criticism.
Be prepared to be able to summarise your main arguments and to explain your choice of approach and methodology.
In a thesis that analyzes a rare or inaccessible text, that text may be included in an appendix. Please note that revisions and final thesis submission are due 6 weeks after a successful thesis examination. A formal invitation to examine the thesis and the candidate.
The thesis must be submitted in. Dates and signs both pages of the Chair’s Report.
The thesis Supervisor sSupervisory committee or the candidate alone may also initiate this process. In the rare case where the thesis requires more than one volume, each volume must have its own table of contents.
Have an established reputation in the special field of the thesis Be able to judge whether the thesis would be acceptable at another distinguished university Attends the Public Lecture and Thesis Examination in person participation by videoconference or teleconference is also permittedand participate in the questioning of the candidate, evaluating both the thesis and the candidate’s responses at the oral defense Casts a vote in the final determination of the acceptability of the thesis and oral defense Regulations: This is of utmost importance if the integrated-article format is used.
When the thesis is thought to meet recognized scholarly standards for the discipline and degree and is ready for examination, the Graduate Chair arranges a Thesis Examination by setting a proposed date and obtaining provisional consent from the potential members of the Thesis Examination Board.
It is recommended that supervisors and programs avoid multiple use of the same examiners. The abstract must give enough information about the thesis to allow a potential reader to decide whether or not to consult the complete work. Librarians use these keywords when assigning subject headings and index terms as part of the Cataloguing Record.
If the student still chooses to submit without supervisor approval: The Examination must then proceed as listed in Section 8. Overall, it is important to submit a thesis that has a consistent and readable appearance. Given the research and education mandate of Canada’s publicly funded universities, it is expected that the results of this research will be made publicly available.
To open proceedings, the Chair introduces all present. The completed examiner reports are confidential to the Vice-Provost Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. You will be able to view your thesis on Scholarship Western following its publication. Students should be conscious of the implications of electronic publication in the digital context: If the reason concerns intellectual property, then the appropriate procedures are followed according to University policy. This ensures adequate time for: Normally the entire process, from the Graduate Chair’s request for a Thesis Examination to the placement of the candidate’s name on the convocation list, requires approximately five weeks.
Candidates who would like to include supplementary multimedia to accompany their work may do so in the Supplementary Content section of the submission process. A candidate may not submit a thesis that has been previously accepted for a degree, but may, with the permission of the Graduate Program, incorporate material included in a previous thesis. If the candidate feels that the nature of the information contained in the work must remain confidential e. The thesis must indicate in what respects the investigation has increased knowledge of the subject.
Determine if the thesis and the candidate meet recognized scholarly standards for the degree Appraise the thesis for content – its underlying assumptions, methodology, findings, and scholarly significance of the findings. When the candidate has completed any changes recommended by the Thesis Examination Board the candidate must submit the final copy of their work via digital submission through the Scholarship Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
The repository transmits regular reports via e-mail to the author on how often the work is accessed.