External Examiners

This academic Examiner is a faculty member at another University and has an established reputation in the field of the thesis. 


  • Conduct and submit a preliminary evaluation of the thesis artifact no later than one week before the exam date. 
  • Attend the public lecture.
  • Attend the thesis examination and participate in the questioning of the candidate, evaluating the thesis and the candidate's defense of the thesis. 
  • Contribute your decision in the final determination of the acceptability of the thesis and oral defense.
  • If needed, participate in a re-submission and/or a re-examination hearing (this may be waived).
  • See the Thesis Guide for information including Remote and In-Person examinations.

Any travel expenses incurred by an External Examiner to attend an in-person examination will be covered by Western University through the candidate’s Faculty. If you are unsure who you should be contacting at the faculty level to submit a travel expense, please contact Jacqui Jaremchenko, thesis@uwo.ca.

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