In the total program of a doctoral student, it is expected that the major part of the student's time will be devoted to research for their thesis. Students should register for UNIV*7500 Research/Writing in each semester that they are working towards their doctoral thesis and/or are not taking any other courses for which an active section exists.The research proposal should be formulated as early as possible and presented to the Advisory Committee for approval. When it is necessary for the research, or some part of it, to be conducted off-campus, the arrangements are subject to the prior approval of the Assistant Vice-President (Graduate Studies).