All graduate students are required to submit their final theses and dissertations electronically via Scholars Commons. Information on the procedures for defense, thesis approval and submission to your Thesis Committee are available from FGPS.
It is the student’s responsibility to meet formatting requirements for the thesis, as well as to ensure that the thesis is converted into a compatible PDF/A version and to verify the version for accuracy and completeness. Accessibility is a university community responsibility. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) requires Wilfrid Laurier University to make all content on its websites including electronic documents, available in accessible format.
The student is responsible for ensuring that their submission is in compliance with the Copyright Act, including ensuring any images or charts used, where they are not the copyright holder, are being used with permission.
The student is responsible for ensuring that the upload of his/her thesis is complete in advance of the registration deadlines, in order to graduate at the next Convocation.
Uploading to Scholars Commons gives the repository the non-exclusive right to host your work. Through Scholars Commons, it will be freely and globally available. However, the rights to the thesis remain with the authoring student and they are free to share their work, and to submit for publication.