Current SAR Students

These following guidelines are designed to make clear what is normally expected of SAR doctoral students. All students will be evaluated according to the guidelines at the end of each term. Students in noncompliance of the guidelines will have their cases reviewed by the SAR Steering Committee. The penalty for noncompliance may result in a suspension of financial support or withdrawal from the graduate program.

General SAR Guidelines

  1. SAR students are expected to maintain a minimum CGPA grade point average of 3.50 (doctoral) with a minimum letter grade of B in each course.
  2. SAR students are normally expected to successfully complete all course work and pass all comprehensive examinations within five terms of the start of their program.
  3. Students are expected to have a minimum of two committee meetings per academic year and submit one annual progress report online.
  4. Thesis proposals are expected to be presented orally within six terms of the start of their program. This can be done during one of the regular committee meetings.
  5. SAR students are required to enroll in a minimum of two on-campus courses taken in class with other students.
  6. All degree requirements are expected to be completed within six years (18 terms).

Failure to achieve any of these guidelines will normally result in a student’s progress as being deemed unsatisfactory. The penalty for unsatisfactory performance may result in withdrawal from the program.

Directed Readings

Directed Readings course proposals will now be submitted using the Directed Readings Course Proposal form.

Graduate Progress Report

Graduate progress reports will now be completed online. Instructions will be sent to students in Fall 2016.

Convocation ceremony held in annually June and October at the Burnaby campus's Convocation Mall