Doctoral Defence: Doctoral Examination and Defence Procedures

Date & Time

Wednesday, 03 November 2021
14:00 to 15:15



Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success

Registration Closed / Past Event


Doctoral Defence information sessions walk students through the doctoral examination process, and explain the different defence modes - in person, virtual, and hybrid. The session includes:

  • Steps in the doctoral examination,
  • Timelines and pressure points, and
  • a 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, October 25th, at 9:00 AM PDT.

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.