Doctoral Defence: Doctoral Examination and Virtual Defence Procedure

Date & Time

Tuesday, 10 August 2021
11:00 to 12:15


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

General registration opens on Monday, July 26th, 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 - 3 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

DON'T BE A NO-SHOW: Please email us at least 24 hours prior, if you are no longer able to attend this event. If available, we can provide you with resources related to the session topic when you cancel.


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.