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 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:

Meghan Landry


Thesis Binding

If a student wishes to have one or more copies of their thesis professionally bound for personal use, the Library can arrange for this. Please note:

  • The library sends theses to the bindery once a year, in early June.
  • You will need to provide us with a print copy of your thesis before May 15th, with payment. 
  • The cost for binding is $16.50 per copy, payable by cash or cheque only.
  • The turnaround time is approximately 6 weeks.
  • You will need to provide us with up-to-date contact information so we can notify you when your thesis is ready for pick-up.
  • Be advised that the Angus L. Macdonald Library will not arrange to ship your thesis if you will not be in Antigonish to claim it.  It is the responsibility of the requester to make arrangements for the pick-up of their thesis once notified of its arrival.

For more information about thesis binding, contact:

Brenda McKenna



Gerard MacDonald



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