Graduate Thesis Submission Guidelines

The Angus L. Macdonald Library collects one copy of all graduate degree theses completed at St. Francis Xavier University, submitted electronically, which will be added to the StFX e-thesis collection and submitted by the Library for inclusion in Theses Canada. Please note that we no longer accept physical copies of graduate theses.

The mission of Theses Canada is “to acquire and preserve a comprehensive collection of Canadian theses at Library and Archives Canada (LAC), to provide access to this valuable research within Canada and throughout the world.” Graduate-level research thus becomes part of Canada’s intellectual heritage.


  1. The supervisory committee and Department chair sign off on the thesis using the COGS-Thesis-Approval-Form.
  2. The student and/or faculty advisor submits a copy of the completed StFX Theses Non-Exclusive License form and the electronic version of the thesis in PDF format to @email. The thesis should not include any personal information other than student name (e.g. do not provide student number or contact information on the document).  
  3. The completed COGS Thesis Approval Form should be filed with the Office of the Associate Vice-President Research and Graduate Studies.

For more information about depositing your graduate thesis at StFX, please contact:

Margaret Vail