What can you do? Don’t worry at this stage about whether it all fits together. It is the responsibility of the department to provide the External Examiner with a copy of the thesis as soon as possible once the date of the examination has been confirmed. You must apply to graduate by Nov 15 December completion or Feb 15 April completion for Spring convocation, and by July 15 for Fall convocation. You will need to do a good deal of background reading to prepare yourself for your thesis research. If you have a complete draft and are getting pertinent comments from your committee members, you are likely to find that you can make extensive revisions very quickly.
Note that there is some time between your thesis submission and the defence the External Examiner is allowed 20 business days to read the thesis. Skip to global menu. Skip to primary navigation. Most graduate students will write and defend a thesis or dissertation as a requirement of their graduate degree. You may have turned up facts that you did not anticipate finding. Return to secondary navigation. Return to page content.
Background research Having worked out what you need to read in order to understand the problem you are investigating, you will need to begin collecting material, scanning it, and identifying what you will have to read more closely. Skip to page content.
Pinstripes and flippers: UVic grad student takes academia underwater
His graduate research in the Faculty of Education focused on how underwater cameras motivate students to ask more questions and become more informed about human impacts on the ocean. There will be a second, much briefer round of follow-up questions. You are a doctoral candidate, not an all-knowing entity. Figuring out what you don’t have to read is extremely important.
The writing will flow, because you finally understand what it is you have to say. Return to primary navigation. You need to be very strict with yourself at this point. The best advice we can offer is to plan your work carefully and not to delay starting your thesis.
Your goal should be a total of less than pages. As far as Irvine knows, UVic will be the first university anywhere to pull off a live-streaming, ocean-to-surface, webcast thesis defence.
You will probably have ideas of your own about how to revise the thesis in order to make it stronger. Skip to primary navigation. Some students will have publishers interested in publishing their work, or have sensitive patent information in their thesis or dissertation, or even have a signed contract to write a book. Return to page content.
He has brought together UVic ocean scientists, students, dive industry technicians his father being one of themteachers, engineers and tech enthusiasts to co-found the Fish Eye Projecta not-for-profit organization using innovative technology to build ocean awareness.
Skip to global menu. If your thesis is larger than Mb or you have appendices or ancillary information for the examiners such as a performance video you will have to bring your thesis and ancillary materials to the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies appropriately formatted on a DVD.
Last updated October 27, Check with Graduate Admission and Records not Accounting to be sure that you do not owe any money to the University. Having worked out what you need to read in order to understand the problem you are investigating, you will need to begin collecting defenxe, scanning it, and identifying what you will have to read more closely.
Oral examinations – University of Victoria
Most students find that the thesis takes longer to complete than they first estimate. Skip to page content. She will then submit all the forms to the Graduate Admissions and Records Office. Or, perhaps, one dimension of a thinker’s work defnce this chapter and another in the next.
This is also an opportunity to explain why you did not do something that you originally intended to do. You have to push yourself to keep to your plan, and keep churning out more and more of your analysis.
You will likely be writing something longer and more complicated than anything you have previously attempted and you will learn to work with and organize your material in the way that an academic researcher would. Most graduate students will write and defend a thesis or dissertation as a requirement of their graduate degree.
Normally, you are not writing for publication — although an exceptionally good Master’s thesis may provide the basis for an academic article or short book, as some UVic Political Science students have achieved in recent years. If you have requested that your thesis be withheldthe librarians will enforce the withholding in accordance with the approval by FGS.
Your result will be one of four possibilities, two of which rarely happen.
You ought to have cefence revising your work plan constantly to take account of your accomplishments which may well be more modest than you had hoped. Return to global menu.
Please note that the final oral examining committee must include at least one person from outside the home academic unit.