Doctoral Defence: Doctoral examination & Virtual defence procedure

Date & Time

Tuesday, 02 March 2021
14:00 to 15:15



Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success

This session will walk students through the doctoral examination process, and strategies for defending in a virtual environment.

It includes:
•    Steps in the doctoral examination
•    Timelines and pressure points
•    Defending virtually (what has changed and what is the same)

There will be time for Q&A.


Robyn Starkey's work is focused on assisting UBC doctoral candidates with preparing for their final examinations.

Registration Information

Registration opens on Monday, February 22nd at 9:00 am.

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all BC post-secondary institutions are eligible to participate. Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. After registering, you will receive confirmation and additional event details within 2-3 business days. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail

NO-SHOW PENALTY: If you register and do not attend or cancel less than 24 hours prior, it may affect your eligibility to join future events. To avoid this no-show penalty, please cancel at least two business days in advance by e-mailing


If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.