Current Student Resources

Thesis and Graduation Resources

Thesis submission, defence and preparation resources:

  • Graduate Exam Request Form (see attachments at bottom of page)
  • Master's Thesis Submission and Defence Schedule
  • Doctoral Thesis Submission and Defence Schedule
  • Guidelines for Oral Examination (i.e. Defence) of Thesis (see attachments at bottom of page)
  • Thesis Preparation Guidelines
  • Thesis Submission Checklist
  • LaTeX thesis template (see attachments at bottom of page)
    • The template at the bottom of this page conforms to the style and formatting guidelines required by Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies. There is no official thesis template provided by the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. The template provided is provided only as a resource. You can and should modify the template to suit your needs within the confines of the official formatting requirements. Your final thesis must conform to the official style and formatting guidelines. You are strongly encouraged to read through all of the links above to ensure that your final thesis satisfies all requirements.

For other useful links and resources, visit the Completion and Graduation page on the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies website.


Department Graduate Committee

(from September 2016 to August 2017)

  • Hermann Eberl (Chair)
  • Peter Kim
  • Gerarda Darlington
  • Anna Lawniczak
  • Susan McCormick
  • George Hutchinson (Mathematics graduate student)
  • Carolyn Augusta (Statistics graduate student)

Forms and Documents

Common forms and documents:

All other forms can be found on the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies website.


Teaching Assistantships (TAs)

The Academic Staff Work Assignments website is where you will find postings for available work assignments for Teaching Assistants (TAs & UTA's), Graduate Service Assistants (GSA-1s) and Sessional Lecturers (SLs), and where you will manage your Offers of Appointment.


Professional Development Resources

MyGradSkills.ca is a resource for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to enhance the professional skills so that they can succeed during their studies and research, and in a range of career paths. MyGradSkills.ca includes a number of self-paced, online modules on a range of #GradProSkills topics, including teaching & learning, to career development, to community engagement, to entrepreneurship, and much more. As the site expands, they also will be offering blogs, virtual career panels, an information clearinghouse, as well as additional online modules.

The Graduate Student Learning Initiative (GSLI) is a collaborative endeavour that brings together key campus services that support academic and professional skill development for graduate students as learners, instructors, researchers and professionals.

Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 15 years. Working with 60 universities, thousands of companies, and both federal and provincial governments, they build partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada. The Mitacs Step program is focused on four core competency areas in Professional Development. These are Leadership and Management, Communications and Relationship Building, Personal and Professional Management and Entrepreneurialism. The individual workshops in the Mitacs Step curriculum build skills in each of these competencies.

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