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Fall 2022

Spring 2023

Fall 2023

Final date to initiate PhD Thesis Defence in Mosaic * 

Faculty of Health Sciences June 24 January 20 June 23
All all other Faculties June 24  February 1 June 23

Final date to submit Master’s thesis to departments (prior to Defence)  

August 5 March 3 August 4

Final date to file theses with Graduate Studies and complete degree requirements

Faculty of Health Sciences September 27 March 31 September 26
All all other Faculties September 27 April 28 September 26

* Blackout periods apply. Standard PhD defences cannot be scheduled during the following blackout periods:

  • December 14 to January 8 (inclusive)
  • August 16 to 20 (Inclusive)