Completion and Graduation | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies


The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is working to ensure that existing and incoming graduate students, and applicants stay informed of the University’s response to the evolving global impact of COVID-19.  The University is continuing to update our COVID-19 page with recent information, answers to FAQs and other resources. 

Existing Students: see UPDATE FROM THE AVP GRADUATE STUDIES.  For international students with questions relating to your study permit, please connect with your international student advisor; if you have gone abroad or intend to go abroad, and you have new immigration or travel concerns, please consult with your international student advisor.

Incoming Graduate Students:   Students expecting to start summer'20 should have received an email outlining your options; if not,  please email us.  Students expecting to start fall'20 should count on doing so, at least until told otherwise.  If you have questions or concerns about meeting the conditions on your offer letters, please email us.


Applicants: We continue to process applicants and issue of offers of admission. 

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is committed to supporting our students.  We will work with you to ensure minimized disruption for all current and incoming students. 

Completion and Graduation

Whether you are completing your thesis and need guidance as to what to do next or if you are wondering about the convocation process, we can help you. Follow the steps in completing a Master's Thesis or the steps in completing a Doctoral Thesis.    Information on Intellectual Property issues will also be a very important part of writing your thesis, so make sure you bookmark that section.

The documentation on Thesis Completion  will provide you with information on  the suggested timelines through to successful thesis defence.

The Thesis Preparation section will walk you through formatting, style, electronic  and print formatting, and PDF creation.

When you are ready to submit your thesis, refer to the Submission Checklist to make sure you submit all the appropriate documents.

Once everything is approved and submitted you will be ready to graduate, and if you have any questions please refer to our Graduation section of the website.    Congratulations!