Submission of Approved Master's Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation for Binding
When the master's thesis or doctoral dissertation has been accepted by the supervisor, the candidate must submit four unbound copies to the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office for approval and forwarding to the university library. Of these four copies, one unbound copy will be sent for inclusion to the Canadian Thesis on Microfiche Service at the National Library, Ottawa. The remaining three copies of the thesis or dissertation are bound by the library and distributed as follows: one for the candidate, one for the candidate's department, and one for the advisor. The copy returned by the National Library after microfiching is bound and becomes the WLU library copy.
The Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office (or university library) will forward an abstract of the doctoral dissertation (maximum 350 words) to the publishers of Dissertation Abstracts International. The abstract, which must be prepared by the doctoral candidate and approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, will be published in Dissertation Abstracts International. It will be available in microfilm form through the National Library of Canada. The publisher's fee for this service will be collected from the author of the dissertation.
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©.