Non-Voting Examination Chair

Responsibilities include: 

  • Running the examination proceedings - “keeping the peace”
  • Representing the IMS and SGS administration and conducting the examination according to the rules of procedure
  • Protecting the student’s interests 
  • Ensures that all examiners needed to achieve quorum are present, instructs those present as to their duties, instructs the Supervisor to carefully document items for revision and modification, discusses and finalizes the results and reports the outcome to the IMS Thesis and Examination Officer 

The Chair is not required to review the thesis (or research proposal in the case of a Transfer or Qualifying Examination) and does not vote