Program approval process

This webpage provides you with guidelines and templates to use for the different approval processes for:

  1. undergraduate non-degree programs, 
  2. undergraduate degree programs, and
  3. graduate non-degree and degree programs

Processes for proposal and approval of all new undergraduate and graduate programs are outlined in this overview document.  Individual units are responsible for completing the relevant template and forwarding it for approval as indicated in the guidelines about the approval process. Please complete the non-standard tuition or special fees template if required as part of your program proposal. 

In the case of new degree program proposals, the Associate Vice-President Academic Planning liaises with the Ministry of Advanced Education to coordinate the external approval process. Any questions about the processes or templates can be sent to