Planning Your Thesis Submission | GPLL42


Your graduate thesis is one of the ways that Concordia fulfills its mission to create and disseminate knowledge. As an official Concordia document, your thesis needs to meet certain requirements.

If you are a masters or doctoral student in the early or middle stages of drafting your thesis, this workshop is for you. This workshop will review the who’s who of thesis submission, the different kinds of theses (research creation, manuscript-based, traditional), and the differing requirements needed to submit. The workshop will also cover the important deadlines and procedures for thesis submission and graduation. Participants will be able to begin planning their own thesis timeline and submission plan during the workshop.


Learning Objectives

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify the formal academic committee and structures involved in thesis submission
  2. Describe the different kinds of theses, and special considerations for each
  3. Identify important deadlines for thesis submission
  4. Begin planning their own thesis timeline leading up to their defense and submission

Leaders Information

Varda Nisar (she/her) is a mother, daughter, and sister. She is also a doctoral candidate in Concordia’s Department of Art History and a Public Scholar (2022-23). Her work diverges in several direction, including art education and community outreach. While in Montreal, she has consistently tried to foreground the work of artists from Pakistan and South Asia. In 2021, she organized and convened a speaker series titled (Art+Micro)History: Contemporary Artistic Voices from the South, which drew attention to the specific concerns and artistic modes of resistance in Pakistan. In 2023, she co-curated a multi-venue exhibition, “re*  imagining / créer / building / faire / mapping / connaissance /…” with artists Rudi Aker, Pansee Atta, Amin Rehman, and Swapnaa Tamhane. She was a 2015-16 Arthink South Asia Fellow and worked with Spark Arts for Children as part of her secondment.

Her doctoral research focuses on the nexus between cultural production and military regimes in Pakistan and how museums have come to play a critical role in it. 


Event details

Workshop location


Start date

Friday, October 14, 2022

End date

Friday, October 14, 2022

Workshop days



From 11:00 to 13:00


Keenan Manning


Altynai Pankratov


64 / 70

Registration deadline

Wednesday, October 12, 2022