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Theses and Dissertations

UBC Theses Online

Finding Theses by Department

Search for UBC Theses in cIRcle

In cIRcle you can search UBC theses and dissertations by program. At the cIRcle home page, select Theses & Dissertations under Browse Collections and on the next page click on UBC Theses & Dissertations. On the right side of the page you can browse UBC theses by department, faculty and program. After clicking on your choice, you can refine your search by degree type and other filters (on the left column).

UBC Theses and Dissertations in Print

Printed Format (available to 1991 only)

Most printed copies of UBC theses from 1919 to 1991 are in storage or the appropriate branch library and a second printed copy is held in Rare Books & Special Collections, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Check the UBC Library catalogue for detailed location information.

Microfiche Format

Doctoral Dissertations

  • From 1978 to 1997, there are two microfiche copies of UBC doctoral dissertations: one in Rare Books & Special Collections, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and one in the appropriate branch library. From 1998 to 2007, one microfiche copy only is held in the appropriate branch library.

Master's Theses

  • From 1974 to 2007, there are two microfiche copies of UBC master's theses: one in Rare Books & Special Collections and one in the appropriate branch library.

 

UBC's First 100 Theses

Although UBC opened its doors in 1915 it was not until 1919 that the University awarded the first graduate degrees. In that year two women, Ruth Fulton and Isobel Harvey, received masters degrees. In fact, six of the first ten masters degrees granted by the University went to women. The University awarded its first doctorates in 1950 when four students earned PhDs.

UBC's First 100 Theses

UBC Graduate Students

Submission instructions for current UBC graduate students are available from the Faculty of Graduate Studies (Vancouver Campus) and the College of Graduate Studies (Okanagan Campus).