Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2018/2019
Canadian Excellence

Submission of Approved Master's Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

When the master's thesis or doctoral dissertation has been accepted by the supervisor, the candidate must submit an electronic copy of the approved version through Scholars Commons. A copy will be sent to Library and Archives Canada for inclusion in the Theses Canada Portal. Theses will be made available on the Theses Canada Portal once, if any, embargo time has lapsed. Students, with the authorization of their supervisor and graduate coordinator, may place an embargo of up to one year in printed format and up to three years in electronic format through Scholars Commons, which will apply to off-site users only. In keeping with existing practice, all theses and dissertations will be available on-site, in a read-only format.


Theses become the property of Wilfrid Laurier University. The candidate gives the university the right to reproduce the thesis in whole or in part in any form. Candidates, however, retain the right to publish their theses. The title page of the thesis must include the Universal Copyright Notice©.