Doctoral Defence: Doctoral Examination and Virtual Defence Procedure

Date & Time

Wednesday, 02 June 2021
14:00 to 15:15


Online via Zoom

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success

Registration Closed / Past Event


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 Tuesday, May 25th at 9:00 AM PST.

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 business days at the e-mail associated with your account. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail us at

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.