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Thesis and Dissertation Preparation/Formatting

Note on terminology: The term "thesis" in this section of the website is used to refer to both master's theses and doctoral dissertations.

Final versions of all UBC Okanagan theses must be approved by the College of Graduate Studies and must conform to the specifications given here in order to:

Comply with the technical requirements of the UBC Library and Library and Archives Canada.

Ensure that UBC theses and dissertations are consistent, professional, and of the highest quality.

Exceptions: If you would like an exception to any of these specifications, please contact the College of Graduate Studies ( well in advance of your final submission to determine whether or not this is acceptable.

Important: All theses will be freely available electronically through the UBC Library and Library and Archives Canada shortly after submission.

Supplementary materials: Supplementary materials must be relevant to the thesis work and consist of electronic material or multimedia that cannot easily be included in the PDF of your thesis. Information on inclusion of supplementary materials will be coming shortly. In the meantime, if you wish to submit multimedia or other supplementary materials, you must contact to find out the requirements.

Please review the following resources while preparing your thesis:

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