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, a 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.