Before the completion of the program, a Ph.D. student is expected to present at least two seminars. Minimally, the student must make:

  • One presentation in the Departmental Seminar Series. The student should contact the Graduate Administrator to reserve a presentation date. It is highly recommended that this presentation is given a few months before the formal thesis defense. It will serve many purposes, including presenting to the school your research, good preparation for the thesis examination, getting valuable feedback from your colleagues, etc. Since this is a public seminar, announced as an OCICS departmental seminar, it is expected that it is attended by several experts and non-experts from Carleton and University of Ottawa. The supervisor is required to attend the seminar.
  • One presentation in a venue (likely to be a refereed conference/workshop), as approved by the Graduate Director.