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Doctoral students: Please include this page in the copy for the External Examiner, with your supervisory committee entered.
If you know which members of the committee will be on the Examining Committee you can include them there; otherwise, they can go under Additional Supervisory Committee Members.
Please refer to Style Guides and Computer Tools for more information.
Failure to comply with all thesis specifications and formatting requirements may delay your graduation.
This document describes UBC's structural and formatting requirements for both master's theses and doctoral dissertations.
For brevity, the term “thesis” is used here to include both types of document.
In 2006 the Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC) released Guidelines for Editing Theses to aid its members and others in the ethical editing of English language theses.
The document clarifies the different tasks that may be asked of an editor and what level of editing is appropriate for a thesis.