This session is intended for doctoral candidates who are ready (or nearly ready) to defend their research findings before an examining board for their Final Doctoral Exam.  The session will include:

  • Effectively planning your exam timeline
  • Foreseeing and avoiding stressful obstacles
  • Administrative responsibilities (yours, ours, your supervisor’s)


Jenn Fletcher, her work is focused on assisting UBC doctoral candidates with preparing for their final examinations.


Registration opens Monday, January 11 at 9:00am. Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. Applicants will receive confirmation within two working days of their registration. If you have difficulty with registration, send an email to


If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.