eDefence at Memorial


External Examiners

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The School of Graduate Studies is committed to maximizing all available resources to meet the needs of Memorial's graduate students.  To this end, we have implemented a system to allow external examiners to attend a PhD oral defence remotely from anywhere in the world.

For less than half the cost of one examiner coming to St. John's, we can now virtually host all of our oral defences for an entire year.

The use of web-conferencing software, webcams and teleconferencing allow external examiners (and in some cases committee members) to actively participate remotely without impacting the traditional process of an oral defence.

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How does it work?

About the technology