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Information about using the University of Victoria's institutional repository, UVicSpace

Before you deposit

  1. Complete your oral defense and all revisions to your thesis
    Theses are submitted to UVicSpace after they have been successfully defended. Furthermore, all edits to the thesis must be made before it is submitted.

  2. Create a UVicSpace account
    1. Go to
    2. Click Log In --> New user? Click here to register.
    3. Type your email address --> click Register.
    4. You should be able to log in to your account now.
  3. Get permission to submit your thesis
    After creating your account, you must email and ask for permission to upload your thesis. GARO (Graduate Admissions and Records Office) staff will provide you with a collection to submit your thesis to.

  4. Review the Thesis format checklist and sample pages
    This checklist was created by GARO staff and outlines all the necessary formatting requirements for your thesis. It is very important that you review this document to avoid delays later in the process.

  5. Name the file using the following convention:
    Smith_John_PhD_2010.pdf or Jones_Emily_MASc_2023.pdf

  6. Consider whether you would like to withhold your thesis
    You have the option to withhold your thesis.
    You may want to withhold your thesis if you are considering publishing or patenting any part of your work.
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