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As of Friday, June 24, 2016, the Muskoka Campus was closed. All programs have been moved and are now offered at the North Bay Campus. Please direct any inquiries to:
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The Concurrent Education program at our Brantford Campus is offered in partnership with Laurier Brantford. Graduates receive an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Society, Culture & Environment from Laurier Brantford and a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing.
The thesis/MRP defence process
is coordinated by the Graduate Coordinator/Chair in consultation with the School of
The following is a general
description of the defence process:
1. Prior to the submission
deadline, the Supervisor will begin the process of establishing an Examination
Committee by providing the names of External Examiners to the Graduate Coordiantor/Chair.
2. The Graduate Coordinator/Chair will
contact and confirm the External Examiner.
3. The School of Graduate Studies
will make arrangements for the date, time and location of the defence.
4. The School of Graduate Studies
will announce the titles and dates of defence so that interested faculty and
students may attend.
5. On the submission deadline date
a PDF copy of the Thesis/MRP will be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies
which will then forward a copy to each of the Examination Committee members.
6. One week prior to the date of
defence, the External Examiner’s report will be received by the School of Graduate Studies.
N.B. If the External Examiner has serious concerns,
the Thesis/MRP defence maybe postponed.
1. The Chair of the Examination
Committee will deliver a brief introduction and will clarify the procedures and/or
agenda of the examination process.
2. Depending on the guidelines of the
program, the Student will make a presentation on the MRP/Thesis, about 20 to 40
minutes in duration.
3. The Examination Committee will
ask questions. The order of the
questions will vary between programs.
The questions will normally occur in rounds, with each examiner asking one
question per round. The question period will normally last 1 to 2 hours.
4. Questions from the public (if
applicable) are held until after the questions from the Examination Committee
have been answered.
5. After the questioning has been
completed the Examination Committee will deliberate in camera to decide on the
outcome of the defence and complete the Examination Committee Report form.
6. After deliberations the
Examination Committee Chair will inform the student of the outcome.
At the time of defence, all members of
the Examination Committee will sign the Examination Committee Report and the
Signature Page except for the Supervisor. The Supervisor will sign the
Signature Page when the Thesis/MRP revisions, if any, have been completed
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