The University Council will posthumously confer awards on the advice of the faculty in which the student was enrolled, and on the advice of the Research Graduate School Committee (RGSC) in the case of doctoral and MPhil degrees. The faculty or the RGSC must be satisfied that the conditions set out below are met and will deem the deceased student course complete.
Awards by Coursework
At the time of death, the student must have had not more than the equivalent of one semester of full-time study remaining to complete the award. However, at the discretion of the Dean, the faculty can recommend that a posthumous award by conferred for a student, who at the time of death, had greater than one semester of full-time study remaining to complete the award.
Awards by Research
At the time of death the student must have completed sufficient laboratory work, papers and publications, literature reviews, or other tangible evidence to indicate that had he/she lived, in the normal course of events the requirements for the degree would have been satisfied.