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Request for Nominations: PhD Defence Chair Panel

Posted by Faculty of Graduate Studies on January 7, 2019 in News

The PhD Defence Chair Panel is made up of faculty members committed to ensuring that all PhD Defences proceed according to established regulations and conventions set out by the Faculty of Graduate Studies at Dalhousie University. 

The Faculty of Graduate Studies is seeking the help of the Department Heads, Chairs and Directors to help us identify faculty members who are interested in participating in the PhD Defence process.

A commitment to serve on the PhD Defence Chair Panel will likely be no more than 2 – 3 defences per year. On-going support is provided, as it is important that each nominee feels confident in acting as the Faculty of Graduate Studies representative for the PhD Defence they are assigned. 

Nominees should be full professors or associate professors with experience of PhD supervision and examination. They should be interested in participating in the PhD Defence Chair Panel and willing to provide their own unique insight and knowledge. 

We are asking that you forward the name of interested and qualified individuals to and a Faculty of Graduate Studies team member will follow up with that individual.

Questions: If you have any questions about your nomination, please contact: Helena Martel, Senior Thesis Clerk, at 902 494-6726

Thank you for your interest and efforts in assisting us with this task. Your participation in identifying qualified faculty members for this important role is greatly appreciated.