Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program

Advisory Committee
(Please see detailed information in the ECE Supplemental Guidelines)

 


ACADEMIC ADVISOR

COMMITTEE FORMATION -- WHEN REQUIRED

MEMBERSHIP & QUALIFICATIONS

DUTIES

ABSENT COMMITTEE MEMBER

COMMITTEE MEMBER SIGNATURES


GENERAL INFORMATION

PROGRAM INFORMATION

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & OVERVIEW

ECE COURSES

CANDIDACY EXAM DATES

  1. CANDIDACY EXAM (within Year 1)
  2. ADVISORY COMMITTEE (after Candidacy)
  3. ETHICS APPROVAL (if needed)
  4. THESIS PROPOSAL PRESENTATION (Year 2)
  5. WRITING YOUR THESIS  & STYLE REQUIREMENTS
  6. EXAMINING COMMITTEE
  7. FINAL ORAL: (Year 3-6)
  8. AFTER THE DEFENCE

 

AURORA -- COURSE REGISTRATION

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES


 

ACADEMIC ADVISOR

An Academic Advisor is required prior to the submission of an Admissions Application

 

ACADEMIC ADVISOR REQUIREMENTS

  1. BE  a member of FGS
  2. HOLD a Ph.D. or equivalent (Determined by the FGS Dean)
  3. ACTIVE in Research
  4. HAVE expertise in a discipline related to the student’s program
  5. HOLD an appointment in the student's department/unit

 

ACADEMIC ADVISOR DUTIES

  1. Student’s first point of contact at The University of Manitoba, and therefore should be familiar with the general policies and regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies as well as the specific supplementary regulations of their academic department/unit.
  2. The advisor is directly responsible for the supervision of the student's graduate program
    1. Assists the student in planning the graduate program
    2. Ensures that the student is aware of all graduate program requirements,  degree  regulations,  and  general  regulations  of  the  academic department/unit, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the university, and external funding agencies
  3. Provides counsel for all aspects of the graduate program, and stays informed of the student's scholarly activities and progress
  4. Acts as a channel of communication to the student’s advisory committee, the department/unit, and the Faculty of Graduate Studies

 

 


 

FORMATION OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  1. The Advisory Committee is selected by the Academic Advisor
  2. The the Academic Advisor submits the "Ph.D. Program of Study and Advisory Committee" form
    1. within the student's FIRST YEAR of registering as a Graduate Student in the Ph.D. program
    2. or WITH the student's FIRST Progress Report
    3. or AFTER the student passes his/her Candidacy Exam
  3. FORMhttp://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/media/PhDProgramOfStudy_v6.pdf   

 


 

MEMBERSHIP & QUALIFICATIONS

The Advisory Committee must consist of a minimum of, at least, THREE (3) members, ALL of whom must be members of FGS.

  1. COMMITTEE CHAIR: 
    1. The Student's Advisor (or co-advisors in the case of an adjunct advisor) 
      • ADVISOR & CO-ADVISOR
        • If an Advisor and Co-Advisor are indicated they, TOGETHER, count as 1 committee member
  2. COMMITTEE MEMBERS
    Besides the "Academic Advisor" and/or "Advisor AND Co-Advisor", 2 additional Committee Members are required.
    1. NEW 2019-20! There is no longer a requirement for an “internal-external” advisory committee member
    2. MUST be a member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies
    3. MUST hold a Ph.D. or Equivalent
      • Equivalency is determined by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies
  3. OPTIONAL:  EXTRA NON-VOTING MEMBER:   One guest member who has expertise in a related discipline, but is not a member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies

The membership of the committee, including the advisor, as well as any changes to it, must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies

  1. CANNOT BE ON AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE
    1. Graduate Students
    2. Post-Docs
    3. Research Assistants or Associates
  2. STUDENTS WITH ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
    • Students holding Academic Appointments of Assistant Professor or higher at the University of Manitoba CANNOT have an Advisor or Co-Advisor with an appointment in the same Department/Unit
  3. MEMBERSHIP APPROVAL & CHANGES
    • Membership of the Advisory Committee, and ANY CHANGES to the Committee, must be must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies
  4.  

     


     

    DUTIES

    Meetings with the Student

    1. Annual Meeting:
      1. REQUIRED: The committee is required to meet AT LEAST ANNUALLY to review the student’s academic and research progress and to report this progress to the Faculty of Graduate Studies 
      2. Submit and approve an annual progress report AT LEAST ANNUALLY
      3. The Advisory Committee is to comment on the student's research and thesis and should catch early any problems
    2. Additional Periodic Meetings
      1. Additional, periodic meetings may be necessary to insure the student's research and thesis are not running into problems 
      2. Meetings are called by the Academic Advisor
      3. If necessary reports of the student's progress and a timeline of expected progress are sent to the ECE Department Head and the Faculty of Graduate Studies

     


     

    ABSENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER

    PRE-APPROVAL REQUIRED:  All Advisory Committee members must be physically present at Thesis Proposal Presentations and Final Orals. 

    In the event that an Advisory Committee cannot attend in-person the Advisor must obtain permission from FGS to proceed with the Thesis Proposal Presentation or Final Oral and request that the "away" Advisory Committee be allowed to virtually attend.  No more than one(1) committee member may be absent at a time

    Approval must be received from FGS PRIOR to the Thesis Proposal Presentation or Final Oral.

     


     

    COMMITTEE MEMBER SIGNATURES

    All Committee signatures, including External members, must give an original signature on the Final Oral Reports, Progress Reports, Candidacy Reports, etc..  No person may sign for another Committee Member.  

    EXCEPTION:  If an Extenral Examiner

    1. does NOT attend the Final Oral, at all, no signature is required from the the External
    2. virtually attends the Final Oral a digital signature is allowed.

     

CURRENT COURSE OFFERINGS

REGISTRATION (Annual)

ACADEMIC GUIDELINES

ECE SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS

UNIVERSITY SCHEDULE
(exams, registration, payments, etc.)

GRADUATE CALENDAR / CATALOG

CODE OF CONDUCT--Plagiarism

CHEATING, PLAGIARISM, ETC.
 (students, instructors, TAs)

EXAM & FINAL GRADES

COMPUTER ACCTS, FORMS...

PROGRAMS

  1. Ph.D.
  2. M. Sc.
  3. M.Eng.
  4. Occasional
  5. IIS / Overview 
  6. Course Category (AX,AU,OS)

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  1. MANDATORY:
    1. Summer Registration
    2. Progress Reports
    3. Academic Integrity Tutorial 
    4. ASG--Advisor Student Guidelines 
    5. Continuous Registration 
  2. LEAVES OF ABSENCE
  3. FAILED GRADES
    1. What to do
    2. Grade Appeals
    3. Student Advocacy
  4. SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDELINES
    1. Advance Credits (4.4.5)
    2. Transfer Credits (4.4.6)
    3. Transfer to Ph.D. (5.1.3)
  5. PROGRAM TRANSFERS:
    1. M.Sc. to Ph.D.
    2. M.Eng. to M.Sc.
    3. M.Sc. to M.Eng.
    4. Ph.D. to M.Sc.
  6. CHANGE REQUESTS
  7. Transfer Credits
  8. CO, IP, Incomp, Course Extension
  9. Deferred Exam Form 
  10. Concurrent / Dual Registration
  11. Voluntary Withdrawal
  12. Authorized Withdrawal

RESEARCH INTEGRITY

-- Plagiarisms Software: iThenticate

RESEARCH ETHICS & COMPLIANCE

-- Templates, Guidelines, & Forms

ENVIRONMENT HEALTH & SAFETY

ECE GRADUATE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

FUNDING, AWARDS, JOBS

  1. TRAVEL AWARDS
  2. NSERC (Canadians Only)
  3. UMGF  (All Grads)
  4. IGSS (Int'l Students)
  5. FGS Miscellaneous
  6. FGS EMERGENCY LOANS
  7. Funding & Award $$
  8. TA Wage Scale
  9. JOBs

TUITION & FEES   

  1. Master
    1. Full-Time
    2. Part-Time
  2. Ph.D.
  3. Other Fees
    1. Compulsory Fees
    2. Incidental Fees 
    3. Cost of Living Expenses
  4. Tuition Installment Plan
    (International Students Only)

NEW STUDENTS

  1. Quick, General Info
  2. General Info & Services
  3. Registration Procedures
  4. Registering for Courses
  5. Acceptance of Offer (Letter)
  6. Paying Tuition & Fees
  7. Office Space & Mail
  8. Grad Students With Children
  9. Student University Guide
  10. Orientation
    1. ECE (mandatory)
    2. FGS (TBA via emails)
    3. University
    4. International Students

GRADUATION / CONVOCATION

  1. THESIS DEADLINES
  2. Thesis Info
  3. Thesis Guidelines
  4. Thesis Checklist
  5. Thesis Online Submission
  6. THESIS SAMPLES
    1. Title Page
    2. Table of Contents
  7. Plagiarism Software: iThenticate
  8. ECE Graduand Info
         APEGM, Iron Ring, Letters, etc.
  9. CONVOCATION !
  10. JOBs

 


UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA SERVICES

 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

  1. International Centre for Students (ICS)
  2. ICS Post-Secondary Handbook
  3. Study Permit Info
  4. Off-Campus Work Permits
  5. FORMS
  6. Exchange Pgm
    (Canadian & Intentional)

FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES (FGS)

  1. FGS: Thesis Guideline & Forms
  2. Thesis Info
  3. Important Dates
  4. FORMS
    1. Programs & Thesis
    2. Awards & Scholarships
  5. WORKSHOPS

REGISTRAR'S OFFICE

  1. Transcripts
  2. Important Dates
  3. Convocation
  4. FORMS

ENGINEERING LIBRARY
(Donald W. Craik Library)

CAREER SERVICES

STUDENT ADVOCACY

ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

 


STUDENT GROUPS

  1. UMGSA
    1. Travel Grant
    2. Emergency Grant
    3. Special Projects Grant
    4. Student Award
    5. Teaching Award
  2. UMSU
    1. Mobile Print
    2. HEALTH / DENTAL Benefits
      --  Opt-Out
    3. U-PASS  
      --  Opt-Out

ECE GRAD STUDENT GROUP (ECE GSA)

ENGINEERING STUDENT GROUPS

 


MANITOBA / CIC INFO / SERVICE CANADA

MANITOBA PROVINCIAL HEALTH INSURANCE
(Canadian Students ONLY)

  1. Health Card
  2. Benefits
  3. Online Enrollment

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE

CIC: CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION CANADA  

  1. CIC web site  
  2. VISA to Study in Canada  
  3. RE-NEW / EXTEND Study Visa 
  4. Application Processing Time 
  5. Change Program / Institution  
  6. Student Work Permit  
  7. Post-Graduate Work Permit  
  8. Letters of Invitation  
  9. FORMS & GUIDES   

SERVICE CANADA

  1. APPLY:  Social Insurance Card (SIN Card) to Work
  2. APPLY:  Universal Child Care
  3. Online Services

 


MANITOBA PROFESSIONAL ASSN.

ENGINEERS GEOSCIENTISTS MANITOBA (APEGM)
Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba

 


CONFERENCE PAPER / THESIS HELP

FGS WRITING STYLE: Papers, Thesis, etc.

APA STYLE

  1. APA Style
  2. APA Basic Style Guide
  3. APA Style Tutorial
  4. MPA STYLE

MLA STYLE

  1. MLA Style
  2. MPA STYLE

IEEE Writing Style: IEEE Papers

  1. IEEE Style
  2. IEEE Citation Reference
  3. IEEE Artical Preparation & Submission

HELP FORM OTHER UNIVERSITIES

  1. Graduate Student Writing Kit
  2. Thesis Proposal
    1. How to write a thesis proposal
    2. Successful thesis proposals
    3. Components of a thesis proposal
    4. M.Sc. Thesis Proposal
    5. Ph.D. Thesis Proposal
      1. Guideline 01
      2. Guideline 02
  3. Research Papers:
    1. Lit. Reviews
      1. Lit. Reviews
      2. Example 01
      3. Example 02
    2. Abstracts
      1. Writing an Abstract
      2. Abstract Presentations
      3. Examples
    3. Effective Outlines
    4. Citing References
      1. APA Style