In some cases, the ordering of these ingredients may differ from the one shown here. It must contain a thorough review of relevant literature, perhaps in a separate chapter. It should be complete, systematic, and sufficiently detailed to enable a reader to understand how the data were gathered and analyzed, and how to apply similar methods in another study.
Notation and formatting must be consistent throughout the thesis, including units of measure, abbreviations, and the numbering scheme for tables, figures, footnotes, and citations.
You may have co-authors on parts or versions of the thesis that have or will be submitted for publication, but a supervisory committee's work in assisting students with their research and thesis writing is not considered to be co-authorship.
Note on grammar: Please pay attention to the difference between the following: "Chapter 1 was written by me" is correct. "Chapter 1 was written by myself" is not correct, unless you mean you wrote it all alone with no-one else around.
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.Effective May 2017, all theses and dissertations must include a lay summary.The lay or public summary is a simplified version of the abstract that explains the key goals and contributions of the research/scholarly work in terms that can be understood by the general public.If you remove copyrighted tables, figures, or illustrations from your thesis you must insert the following at the spot where the table, figure, or illustration previously appeared: See the UBC Library Copyright Educational Resources: Theses and Dissertations Guide “Unable to get Permission?” Students may include a brief statement acknowledging the contribution to their research and studies from various sources, including (but not limited to) The text of the thesis must contain the following elements, presented to conform to the standards and expectations of the relevant academic discipline. The thesis must clearly state its theme, hypotheses and/or goals (sometimes called “the research question(s)”), and provide sufficient background information to enable a non-specialist scholar to understand them. The account of the scholarly work should be presented in a manner suitable for the field.Failure to comply with all thesis specifications and formatting requirements may delay your graduation.Unless the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies has given consent in advance, theses that do not comply with these specifications will not be approved.Please remember to update the page before final post-defence submission.The abstract is a concise and accurate summary of the scholarly work described in the document.It states the problem, the methods of investigation, and the general conclusions, and should not contain tables, graphs, complex equations, or illustrations.There is a single scholarly abstract for the entire work, and it must not exceed 350 words in length.