Members will be appointed by the Head for a period of four years and will become Chair of the committee in their fourth year. All committee members will have equal rights and voting privileges.
When a member of the Committee is unable to attend the examination or has a conflict of interest (e.g. adviser of the Ph.D. student being evaluated) that member will be responsible for finding a substitute within the Food Science Faculty in the field they represent, and notifying the Committee and the student of that change. In the event the Chair of the Committee has a conflict of interest, the next senior member of the Committee will act as Chair.