Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
New Policy and Regulations on PhD Comprehensiveness
On March 7, the Council of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research approved a new policy on PhD comprehensives, which will take effect as of the 1997-1998 academic year. The policy requires academic units to provide doctoral students with a written description of the PhD comprehensive covering the following issues: objectives and content, format, timing, assessment, grading and failures. The policy recognizes that expectations for the PhD comprehensive vary according to the needs of the discipline. It is important to make it clear to doctoral students what the expectations and procedures are and to maintain consistency within a given program.
To obtain a copy of the policy, email Lynn Griffin: email@example.com. The policy is also available on our Web page: http://ww2.mcgill.ca/fgsr/
Alma Mater Travel Grants
The next deadline for applications for the Alma Mater Travel Grant is April 15. This fund supports graduate students who are travelling to scholarly meetings to present a paper. Application forms are available in departments or from the Fellowships Office: firstname.lastname@example.org. Details are also available on our Web page: http://ww2.mcgill.ca/fgsr/
As of February 17, 1997, the Office of Fellowships and Awards has been merged with the Graduate Admissions, Records and Thesis Office to form the Graduate Studies Office. The new structure, under the directorship of Charlotte Légaré, will have a Manager of Admissions and Fellowships (Claude Lalande) and a Manager of Records, Registration and Theses (Fiorella Lisi).
Admissions, Records and Thesis Office
March 18 to July 23
Registration period for returning students via MARS for the 1997-1998 academic year. Please consult with individual departments for specific registration/course change procedures and dates.
Tuesday, April 1
Summer Studies registration opens. Please consult with individual departments for specific registration/course change procedures and dates.
Friday, April 11
Deadline for Non-thesis submission forms to be returned to the Thesis Office for Spring 1997 graduation.
Friday, May 9
Deadline to return Nomination of Examiners forms to the Thesis office for students expecting to graduate in the Fall 1997 Convocation.
Friday, May 16
Deadline to register for a Summer Term of Residence.