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Research plan

Within one year of completing their first enrolment, doctoral students must prepare a Research plan.

Each doctoral program will specify the content of the Research plan, which must include the methodology used, the objectives pursued, the resources to be used, and a timeline for achieving objectives.

The research plan must be endorsed by the thesis supervisor and must be defended before a committee composed of three PhD holders, which will be appointed by the Academic Committee.

A positive assessment is essential for the doctoral candidate to continue on his/her Program and to be able to complete a Doctoral thesis. If the Academic Committee identifies significant deficiencies, it may require that the doctoral candidate submit a new Research Plan within six months. If the deficiencies are not remedied, the Academic Committee will issue a reasoned report and the doctoral candidate will be asked to withdraw from the program

Commitment document between the doctoral student and the thesis supervisor

If you have not delivered this document, at the moment of your registration, you should do it now, before the Research Plan defense.  Also, if there is a change in a thesis Supervisor, a new CDDT must be completed and delivered to the Doctorate Office .Please see the formats in this web page (Enrollment/New students)