Students in the FKRM graduate program are required to complete a thesis as part of their degree requirement. Depending on the type of research and/or the area of study, the written format of your thesis may vary (e.g., several published articles). The selected format must be approved by your advisor and meet the Thesis Guidelines of the Faculty of Graduate Studies
The Thesis Examining Committee will consist of a minimum of 3 persons: the advisor (or co-advisors if applicable), at least one other member of the graduate faculty of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, and at least one member from outside the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management. (The external member must be an individual that the Advisor and Graduate Program Chair deem qualified for the assignment, is external to the Department, and is willing to serve.) It is the Graduate Program Chair’s responsibility to indicate to the Faculty of Graduate Studies the title of the student’s thesis and the names of the Thesis Examining Committee members, on the “Thesis Title and Examiners” form at the time the committee is formed.
As a graduate student in this Faculty, you are required to prepare a written thesis proposal to be submitted to the Thesis Examining Committee. It must follow these guidelines:
Tip: Attending other student’s thesis proposals counts towards fulfillment of your Research Seminar Series attendance. Announcements of upcoming thesis proposals are emailed to FKRM graduate students. You can also find out about upcoming thesis proposals by checking the FKRM Graduate Studies homepage.
Note: The brochure Thesis/Practicum Information and Guidelines is highly recommended for review prior to writing your thesis.
For the final examination of your written thesis you will need to do the following:
At the time of the thesis examination,
Tip: Attending other student’s thesis defenses can count towards fulfillment of your Research Seminar Series attendance requirement. Students will be emailed information about upcoming thesis defenses or you can check the News, Events & Announcements page on this web site.
Following the approval of the thesis/practicum by the examining committee and the completion of any revisions required by that committee, the thesis, and where applicable, the practicum, must be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies as follows:
The digital copy of the thesis/practicum is required for the University Library and remains the property of the University of Manitoba.
The digital version must be prepared in accordance with the Faculty of Graduate Studies Thesis Guidelines.
The electronic version must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF), the conversion of which can be done at one of the Libraries' labs on campus. Students can request the Libraries to do the conversion at no charge.
To submit an Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD) or learn more about ETDs visit the MSpace website.
At the time you submit your thesis or dissertation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, you will be asked to sign an agreement with Library and Archives Canada (LAC) entitled Theses Non-Exclusive License.
What exactly is this license? It's an agreement between you, the thesis author, and Library and Archives Canada that gives the LAC permission to include your thesis in the Theses Canada program. This program makes theses available by a number of different methods to anyone wanting to access them. Because the license is non-exclusive you can pursue any other publishing venture that you wish. The license clearly indicates that you continue to own the copyright in your thesis. Further, you keep your moral rights, i.e. the rights you retain over the integrity of the work and the right to be named as its author even after sale or transfer of the copyright.
A Thesis Release Form is available at the Graduate Studies Office or here: umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/media/thesis_release-all.pdf
Deadlines for graduands to submit their thesis for distribution to their committee members and for submission of final reports can be found at the following Faculty of Graduate Studies site:
There you will find:
Note: Students who leave the distribution of their theses/practica until the deadline often have difficulty getting their work approved in time and have their convocation postponed to the subsequent graduation. For this reason, students are strongly encouraged to submit their theses/practica in advance of the dates noted.