One of the key elements of any thesis or dissertation is the literature review. In this section - which may be part of your introduction, a chapter on its own, or distributed through chapters that you'd like to publish as papers - you will demonstrate your ability to critically analyze the existing literature in the field in which you're conducting your research.
Before you start your literature review, you'll likely want to visit UBC Library's guide to the literature review search process. There are also two workshops on doing literature reviews: Part 1 is called "Great Research Starts Here!", and Part 2 is called "Great Writing Starts Here!". Both workshops are offered regularly; you can find upcoming sessions on UBC Library's workshops and events page.
Once you're ready to write, here are some resources you might find useful.