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All potential new degree and diploma programs (at both the undergraduate and graduate level) must submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) before launching a proposal brief.

Once the NOI is approved, the new degree and diploma program process involve six components:

  • Development of a new program proposal brief by the initiating program.
  • External evaluation to provide an assessment of program quality (new degree programs only).
  • Internal response to assessment (new degree programs only).
  • Approval of proposal.
  • Submission of proposal to the Quality Council and the Ministry (where required).
  • Subsequent review of program as part of the university’s program review process.

For more in-depth information about the new program process, vist the New Program Handbook section of our website. This handbook contains a guide, a process at-a-glance document and flowcharts relevant to the new program process.

To view a new program proposal brief, please visit the templates section.

If you have any questions about the new program process, or would like assistance with a proposal brief, please contact