Doctoral Defence: Doctoral Examination and Defence Procedures

Date & Time

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
2:00 pm to 3:15 pm



Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success

Registration Closed / Past Event


The Doctoral Defence information session walks students through the doctoral examination process and explains 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, January 22nd at 9 am.

Registration is open to current UBC-V graduate students enrolled in a doctoral program. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email at the e-mail associated with your account. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail us at

Please email us if you are registered and can no longer attend this event.


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.