Students may not provide corrections to their thesis after it has been submitted to the examining committee in preparation for the oral defense. If the edit is substantial, i.e. a page or more affecting the examiner’s ability to understand the document, it may be granted on a one-off basis. Arrangements may be made via the SKHS Graduate Assistant.
Permission of Co-Authors Form (instructions are sent directly to student via email once their defense has been confirmed)
An email is sent by the SKHS Graduate Assistant to the Supervisor, Examiners, and Chair with instructions. Please also see:
A copy of these regulations is provided to the Chair as part of the oral defense package provided 3 days prior to the oral defense date.
Oral thesis examinations are normally open, meaning that all members of the Queen’s community may attend. Visitors outside of the Queen’s community may attend an open oral thesis examination at the invitation of both the candidate and the supervisor(s), which must be made at least one week prior to the scheduled date of the oral thesis examination. The Head of the Department/Program must be informed of any visitors who have been invited to the oral thesis examination. Only members of the Examining Committee may ask questions of the candidate, and only members of the Examining Committee may be present during the preliminary and post-examination sessions.