The thesis jury may accept your thesis for defence, reject it or allow you to submit it only once after corrections. A maximum of one year period is allowed. Your candidacy is terminated if the jury unanimously rejects your thesis before or after you defended it.
Once the jury has been formed and your thesis accepted for defence, your committee chair will set a date and time for the defence with the other members and yourself. He or she will then inform the program's secretary using the “Preliminary jury report” form. Reception of the preliminary report is mandatory in order to begin the logistics and organization of the defence. Take note that there must be a 4-week-period between the date setting and the thesis defence.
A few days before the defence, the program's secretary will give to the committee chair the Final doctoral thesis jury report, the Thesis evaluation report by the jury members, the three forms confirming that you have met the learning objectives and programs. He or she is responsible for obtaining all signatures.
a 45-minute presentation by the student
a 45-minute question period
Once you have defended your thesis, the committee chair must submit the reports duly signed by all the jury members, the forms and the external examiner report signed and dated to the program's secretary.