Theses and Dissertations by U of T Students

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  • An Advanced Search of the Catalogue with Format set to Thesis retrieves Master’s and Doctoral Theses in the  U of T Library collection.

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  • Searching the ProQuest customized database retrieves theses and dissertations by U of T students.
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Faculty of Information — Theses and Dissertations

Last Updated: March 29, 2022, 3:00 PM ET

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These bibliographies are compiled and updated by the Inforum / Learning Hub.

Explore our section in the University of Toronto research repository, TSpace to view recent theses and dissertations.

For a complete listing of all Faculty of Information theses and dissertations, please see below.

Master of Information (MI)

Bibliography of theses and research reports from the following programs between 1970–present: Library Science; Library & Information Science; Information Studies; Information .

Master of Museum Studies (MMSt)

Bibliography of theses and research reports from the Museology program (1972–1979), and the Museum Studies program (1980–2005; 2011; 2013–present).

Doctoral (PhD)

Bibliography of dissertations produced between 1974–present.

School of Graduate Studies

Electronic theses & dissertations: faqs.

1. If I publish a paper as a graduate student at U of T, can it still be used as part of my thesis?

Yes, we do allow graduate students to include research published in a conference, book, or journal as part of their thesis; indeed, this has become standard practice in many disciplines. It is important, however, to be aware of copyright issues. When you have your research published, you usually sign some type of agreement with the publisher. You should read that agreement carefully before signing, making sure you understand and agree with the terms and conditions. If you don’t, you may want to request changes to the agreement to ensure you can use the material in your thesis. The agreement should be explicit about what future rights of use you retain. If you want to include the material in a dissertation, the best way is to retain your copyright.

2. If I publish a paper as a lapsed graduate student and am currently working at another university, can I still use this publication as part of my thesis later on? Do I have to be enrolled at the time of publication?

Any thesis research or data collection must be done as a registered University of Toronto graduate degree student and not as an employee at another institution. A publication on work done while a registered student that you submit while lapsed may be included in the thesis subject to the approval of your department and SGS.

Keep in mind that as a registered graduate student you own or co-own the intellectual property that you create as part of your work for academic credit; however, if you are employed for the purpose of doing the work, the work usually belongs to your employer.

3. Does the University have any rules concerning a joint paper as part of a thesis at U of T?

Scholarship is often pursued through collaboration with other scholars and researchers so intellectual property can be jointly created and jointly owned; this is usually the case in laboratory sciences where research is often the result of group interaction. There are no clear rules concerning how much or what kind of contribution is required in a joint (co-authored) paper if it is to be part of a thesis; this should be determined in conjunction with the supervisor and/or the graduate unit.

Joint (co-authored) papers may be included as part of your thesis if intellectual property issues are worked out in advance and approval is sought from your graduate unit. In all cases of joint publication, there should be a statement in the thesis explaining the nature of the collaboration and the contribution of the thesis author. Note however, the University of Toronto does not permit joint (co-authored) theses.

Submission Criteria & Procedures

4. When is my thesis ready to be submitted to SGS?

Once your thesis is in final, defended, corrected, approved form, it is ready to submit. Be sure that your thesis, ETD meets the technical and production requirements. (See the Formatting web page). You will find the checklist on this page helpful.

5. How do I submit an Electronic Thesis/Dissertation (ETD)?

Follow the online instructions on the digital library repository .

6. Do I still need to submit a paper copy?

Maybe. SGS does not require a paper copy, but your department or graduate unit may require you to provide a bound paper copy or copies. Please check with them.

7. If I need to submit a bound copy to my department, where should I go?

If you require a binding service, you may contact the U of T Bookstore Thesis Services . This is only an option; you may use any binding service that you prefer.

Electronic Thesis: Advantages

8. What are the advantages of submitting an electronic thesis?

Electronic theses have many advantages. ETD submissions will be on line in full colour, while microfiche and digitized versions of paper theses were processed in black and white only. ETD submissions allow the author to retain the highest quality of embedded images. In addition to the principle text-based PDF thesis file, ETD submissions can also include supplementary files in a variety of formats, enriching the text-based thesis in ways not possible with a paper submission.

In addition, accessibility and ease of use are greatly improved, better achieving the goal of enriching the world with the knowledge that your work has produced. For you personally, citation rates have been found to increase dramatically, and plagiarism of your work is inhibited because it could be so readily detected.

Documentation

9. What documentation is needed?

Paper copies of the following documents must be handed in to the Doctoral Examinations Office or the Master’s Office at the School of Graduate Studies in order to be authorized to submit an ETD:

  • Restrict Release form signed by the chair of your department is required if an embargo/restriction is to be placed on the release date of your ETD
  • written confirmation (email is fine) of completion of editorial corrections or minor revisions specified by a doctoral final oral examination committee.

10. Are there specific formatting requirements?

Yes. Please see the Formatting page. There is also a file naming convention that you must follow.

11. How do I create a PDF file of my thesis?

A PDF conversion tool is included in the digital library repository . Adobe Acrobat writer or Acrobat Professional software (or other PDF writer programs) are required. University of Toronto Libraries (416-978-4357) has computers equipped for PDF conversion. Your department may also be able to provide you access to PDF conversion software. Student versions of Adobe Acrobat software can be purchased at the Computer Shop of the U of T Bookstore. Other PDF authoring software is also available online for little or no cost.

12. What if I need help formatting my thesis?

First, see the Formatting web page; the template may solve your problems. Colleagues are an obvious source of information, and the Doctoral Examinations Office or the Master’s Office can assist you or direct you to further help. Technical support is available through the digital library repository .

The Information Commons at Robarts Library, 416-978-4292 or [email protected] , has computers equipped with all the software you need. Staff there are knowledgeable about most of the issues you may encounter.

OISE students will find the necessary equipment and software in the OISE library; staff can provide assistance. Workshops may also be planned. OISE students can inquire at the registrar’s office, 416-978-1639, or the OISE library.

13. I want to use previously published material in my thesis. What permission is needed?

Please see the Copyright  page.

14. When will my ETD be available online?

ETD submissions are available on the ProQuest website approximately five to six weeks following your convocation, and at  T-Space a few weeks after that. Your thesis will be part of the T-Space collection at the library and part of the National Library of Canada’s collection.

Changing ETDs

15. What if I notice mistakes and/or changes that need to be made after submitting my ETD?

Contact the Doctoral Examinations Office or the Master’s Office , respectively, for a doctoral or master’s thesis issue. A correction or change can only be made with the authorization of SGS prior to the release of your thesis after convocation, and it may require the written approval of your supervisor. Your ETD must be the approved, final version of your thesis. You will not be able to make a change to your thesis once the thesis has been released after convocation.

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Data repositories are platforms that hold data, organize it in a logical way, and can make it available for reuse. They are used by research communities to share and discover data.

There are three main types of data repositories:

  • Disciplinary repositories focus on a particular area of research or type of data. They often have requirements for data formats, documentation, and metadata. You can find disciplinary data repositories by checking in with your peers, reviewing relevant journals for recommendations, or reviewing re3data , a registry of research data repositories.
  • Multidisciplinary/generalist repositories are not focused on a particular field and typically accept all types of data. Some examples of multidisciplinary repositories include FRDR , Dryad , Zenodo , and figshare .
  • Institutional data repositories are generalist repositories provided by a specific institution. U of T Dataverse in Borealis is the University of Toronto’s institutional data repository. It accepts research data from research conducted at or under the auspices of the University of Toronto. For more information go to About U of T Dataverse .
  • Selecting a data repository

Different data repositories offer different services and functions. Some things to consider before selecting a repository include:

  • Funder or journal requirements. Some funders, journals, or publishers may require or recommend that data be deposited in specific repositories. 
  • Disciplinary research data. Depositing your data in a disciplinary repository can make it easier for other researchers in your field to find and use it. It may also be common or expected practices to deposit data in certain repositories. 
  • Persistent identifiers (PID). Most repositories provide datasets with a persistent identifier, such as a DOI, that makes it easier for others to cite your work. Check what type of PID the repository offers and whether it meets your needs.
  • Access restrictions. Some repositories allow you to apply access restrictions to certain files or whole datasets. This means that you (or in some cases, the repository) can review and approve requests to access the data before it can be viewed or downloaded. 
  • Data licensing. Different repositories will allow you to apply different types of licenses. Check to see what options are available and ensure they work for you. Common examples of licenses that can be applied to data include Creative Commons and Open Data Commons . 
  • Cost. Some repositories are free to use while others may have an associated cost. Reviewing potential repositories at the beginning of your project will allow you to budget accordingly. U of T Dataverse is available to U of T researchers at no cost. 
  • Retention and preservation. Repositories may differ in how long they   will keep your data and what preservation actions they perform to ensure it remains accessible and usable. 
  • Ability to update dataset. Some repositories allow you to update your dataset yourself (e.g. adding new versions, updating metadata) while others do not.
  • Curation services. Some repositories provide added value to your data through curation to meet deposit standards. The type of curation activities will vary, but may include things like metadata creation, applying keywords, validating files, indexing data for discoverability, and more. These actions can make your data easier for others to find, understand, and reuse. 

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University of Toronto

Toronto School of Theology - Theses

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The Toronto School of Theology is an ecumenical federation of seven member colleges: Emmanuel College, Knox College, Regis College, St. Augustine's Seminary, University of St. Michael's College Faculty of Theology, University of Trinity College Faculty of Divinity and Wycliffe College. The Toronto School of Theology is the largest ecumenical consortium for theological education in Canada.

This community holds the ThD, DMin and ThM theses of member colleges, from Spring 2012 onward. The requirement for electronic theses began in Spring 2012. All other Doctoral and Masters theses are found at the TST College libraries, and will be archived to TSpace over time.

For materials other than theses see the Toronto School of Theology community.

For authorization to submit your thesis contact TST Graduate Centre .

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Student Theses

Take a look at some of the exciting research our graduates have conducted since 2018. On this page, you can browse thesis titles by program. 

Find an interesting project and want to read it? Many Doctoral and Master's theses are digitized and available through the  OISE Collection on TSpace , the University of Toronto's research repository. 

Terran Lee Giacomini Exploring Transformative Politics and Practice: The Activism of Women in La Via Campesina

Hae-sun Moon Efficacy of Training in Solution-focused Coaching: Process Study of Learners' Progress in Response Choices

Sheldon Matthew Bromfield Connected yet Disconnected: New Public Management and Labour Expropiation within Public Employment Services Work

Ushnish Sengupta Towards a Values-based Data Governance Theory in the Social Economy in Ontario

Efrat Gold Tracing Eugenics: The Rise of Totalizing Psychiatric Ideology in Canada

Trevor Wayne Corkum Migrant youth, Islandness, and Belonging on Prince Edward Island

Amelia Fannie Merrick Perpetuating Precarity in Theory and in Practice: A Case Study of Work-intergrated Learning in the Non-profit Sector in Northern Canada

Lauren Spring Beyond PTSD: Moving Military Trauma out of the Realm of Psychiatry and into an Arts-Based Education and Community-Oriented Framework

Fiona Shamila Sookhai Affective Indignities at Work: Exposing the Inequality of Feelings in Canadian Professional Workplaces

Genevieve Ritchie Youth in Transition: The Political Economy of Migration

Anjali Tara Helferty "We're really trying and I know it's not enough": Settler Anti-Pipeline Activists and the Turn to Frontline Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples

Mahdi Ganjavi Franklin Book Programs (1952-1977): Imperialism, State and Knowledge Production  

Dawn Shickluna  Remembering as Praxis: Reconceptualizing Structural and State-sanctioned Violence, Oppression, and Trauma through Radical Survival Narrative Pedagogy

Dulani Suraweera Towards Integrating Antiracism into Teaching English as a Second Language Training Programs in Ontario

Derya Tarhan Renewable Energy Co-operatives and the Struggle for "Critical" Energy Democracy: The Case of Ontario

Brendan Michael Burrows Film as Intervention: Raising the Bar for Teacher's Engagement with Indigenous Issues 

Chris Glover The Impact of University Costs and Student Debt in Ontario and Quebec: A Comparative Study Sona Kazemi Toward  a Conceptualization of Transnational Disability Theory and Praxis: Entry Point, Iraqi Chemical Attack on Iran

Julie Chami Educational Currency: Teacher-Parents, Privilege and School Choice in Ontario

Mabruk Kabir Public-private Partnership Schools in Punjab: Is there a Learning Premium that can be Explained by Management Practices?

Dmitriy Fedotov Student Mobility and the Struggle over European Intergration: The Lessons of the Bologna Process

Kaschka Rennardo Watson Navigating the Academic Leadership Hierarchy: Exploring Black Male Faculty Members' Advancement to Senior-Level Leadership Positions in Ontario Universities

Rema Passarelli Teacher Leadership and the Education Management Hierarchy

Osama Jawair Butt Promoting Higher Education Institutes: Issues and Practices

Emily Jean Hastings-Speck Making a Beautiful Difference: How teachers support students with learning challenges in rural Nepal

Azima Thakor Navigating Administrative Leadership An Examination of Brown Women Educators Leadership Experiences in K-12 Public Schools in Ontario

Vera Ermakova Teachers' Perspectives on Nutrition and Physical Education Teaching Practices

Donald Bruce Gordon Forsyth Docile Minds: Discursive Implications of Mental Health Policies Related to Young People in Ontario

Alisha Bhanji Senior Government Officials' Educational Leadership Practices for Student Success Policy Making in the Government of Ontario

Ebru Bag Reproducing, Resisting, Challenging, and Changing: Intersectionality and Narratives of Women School Principals in Turkey

Norin Taj When Global Ideas Meet Local Contexts: The Case of Girls' Education in Urban Pakistan

Monica Virve Paabo Undergraduate Students Persistence through Academic Probation/Suspension

Alaca Zahide Schools, Summers, and Educational Inequality

Anthony T Persaud The Nature of Scientific Thought: Teachers' Views and Pedagogies

Bo Mi Park Unification Educators and the Enactment of Educational Policy for North Korean Refugee Students in South Korea

Soo Kyung Min International Students' Social-emotional Experiences in Ontario Elite Boarding Schools

Wendy Jane Hughes Graduates of Ontario Secondary Schools' Experiences in High School and Intercultural Attitudes

Shahrman Khattak The Field of Higher Education in Pakistan as Experienced by Faculty: A Bourdieusian Analysis

Ira Robin Applebaum Principal Practices of Authentic Parental and Community Engagement in Inner-City Schools

Fatema Rehana Hossain Using Research Knowledge: South Asian Female Graduate Students as Knowledge Mobilization Agents

Lisa Maria Schlaich Refugee Parental Involvement: A Study of Refugee Parents in the Greater Toronto Area

Ahmad Jibran Principals and the Hiring Process for Teachers in the Private Schools of Lahore, Pakistan

Mary Ellen Kelly An Exploration of School Leadership in Private International Schools in Kuwait: Navigating Complexity, Diverisity and Market Influences

Rashmee Karnad-Jani Invisible Work & Hidden Labour in Ontario's Public Education. A decolonizing Institutional Ethnography of Mothering and Teacher's Work

Cosmin Marmureanu The Effect of Vegetation on Student Achievement in the Toronto District School Board

Rhonda Dynes Distributed Leadership in Ontario's CAAT sector: English Department Academic Coordinators

William George Peat Mind the Gap: How Economically Disadvantaged Students Navigate Elite Private Schools in Ontario

Stephanie Fearon For Our Children: Black Motherwork and Schooling

Rachael Nicholls A Walk Around the Lake: Critical Reflections on Place of Identity, Equity, and Inclusion in a Rural Ontario School Board

Kien Nam Luu Experiences and Challenges of Instructional Coaches Caroline Yearwood Experiences of Secondary Long-term Occassional Teachers Seeking Permanent Employment in Ontario

Theresa Elizabeth Whitmell Navigating Dilemmas in "Going Gradeless": Experiences of Teachers in Ontario, Canada

Annie Luk Only in a Collective: A Narrative Inquiry into Leadership in a Collective Organizational Structure Kimberly Ann-Marie Lefevre-Walke How Ethical Transformative Ontario Superintendents Advance Educational Equity in their Districts

Stephanie Dimech Then and Now, Knowing and Leading: The Lived Experience of Ethnicity and its Implications for College Leadership

Zbigniew Peter Reiter Self-Efficacy and the Student Success Teacher

Karen Acton Environmental Teacher Leaders: Motivation, Supports, and Barriers

Johnny Nguyen Principal Leadership for Teacher Collaborative Inquiry

Sachin Maharaj Teacher Unions in the Public Sphere: Strategies Intended to Influence Public Opinion

Claire Kelly Women in Canadian Independent School Leadership: Perceptions, Career Patterns, and Possibilities

Hubert Brard A Study Exploring the Narratives of Gay and Lesbian School Principals in Ontario

Katie Higginbottom Women Directors of Education: Policy Consequences, Gender Perspectives and Leadership Strategies

David Cameron Hauseman How Principals Manage their Emotions

Sharon Kamassah The Impact of Post-secondary Educational Institution Policies and Practices on Indigenous Staff Recruitment and Retention

Judith Lyander Orientation to Teaching as a Lifelong Career in Sub-Saharan Africa - A Tanzanian Case Study

Ayman Rizk Strategies for Enhancing Education Governance and Management in Egypt: International Organizations' Perspectives

Sharon Scollard Updating Vocational Curriculum in Two Year Diploma Programs at One Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology to Align with Current Industry Practices

Penelope Patrician Rhetoric to Reality: Practices of Schools in Challenging Circumstances to Support Parent Engagement in their Children?s Mathematics Learning

Kristi Harrison Examining the Leadership Role of the Dean of Business in Ontario Colleges: Using Narrative Inquiry to Reflect Leadership Identity Journeys of Selected Deans in this Role

Michael Klassen Curriculum Governance in The Proessions: A Comparative and Sociological Analysis of Engineering Accreditation

Catherine Ann King A Social Cognitive Career Theory Approach to Understanding the Academic and Career Experience of Practical and Baccalaureate Nursing Students

Laurel Michele Schollen Third-party Arrangements between Private and Public Colleges in Ontario: Benefits, Threats, Implications for Policy

Jennifer Lynn Sparks Parental Involvement in the Lives of College Students in Ontario

Morag Carol Paton A Foucaldian-Inspired Discourse Analysis of Administrative Staff and Faculty Relations in Health Professions Education

Willam Boyes Sounding the Alarm: An Exploration of Professionalization within the Ontario Fire Service Focused on the Issues, Challenges, Pressures, and Opportunities for Transforming a Lauded Public Sector Institution

Fatima Samji Excellence and Access for Ontario's Higher Education System: How Universities Commit to Both

Monika Moore Managing Tensions in Equitable Disciplinary Teaching

Anila Zainub Socio-economic Integration and Labour Market Outcomes of Highly Skilled Muslim Immigrants in the Canadian Knowledge Economy

Derek Trevor Stockley Competencies and Challenges for Deans in Ontario Colleges

Richard Elliot Anderson A Study of Differentiation within The Ontario College Sector and the Impact of Geography

Nadiia Kachynska Fostering Global Norms of Research Excellence: National Policies and Strategic Responses of Public Universities in Central and Eastern Europe

Mary Michelle Overholt Developing and Supporting the Dual Professionalism of CAAT Faculty Members

Philip Elias Semple An Exploratory Descriptive Study of Implicit Bias in Police Recruits and Applicants at the RCMP

Lindsay Marie Rita Coppens A Narrative Study on First-generation Women Students' Experiences and Persistence Decisions in Ontario University Mathematics or Physics Programs

Leping Mou Cultivating Whole Persons through Liberal Arts Education: A Case Study of Three Universities in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Alison Elizabeth Jefferson The New Normal? The Practice of Doctoral Education during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

Timothy Allen Brunet Humanities and Learning Outcomes in Ontario Higher Education

Edmund Adam A Study of the Influence of Global University Rankings on Institutional Strategies, Decision- Making, and Policy Choice: The Case of Four Canadian Research Universities Bahar Mousavi Hejazi Implementation of Outcomes-Based Education In An Interdisciplinary Design Course and Curriculum: An Action Research Study

Hayfa Jafar Internationalization of Higher Education and Imported Universities in Post-conflict Iraq through a Policy Borrowing Lens

Diane Simpson International Joint Universities: Towards A New Model in International Academic Mobility

Graeme Stewart Rocks Will Melt with the Sun: Higher Education, National Identity and the Independence Debate in Scotland

Christina Hwang Assessment of World Mission and Higher Education Internationalization: A Comparative Study of Christian Universities in South Korea and Canada

Gina Antonacci The Transformation of Community Colleges to Institutions of Technology and Advanced Learning in Ontario Navroz Surani Turning Brain Drain into Brain Gain: Harnessing Pakistan’s Skilled Diaspora  Christian Noumi (Gides Christian Noumi I Tchoula) Higher Education Policymaking in Africa: The Role of National Actors in Senegal and Ghana Melissa Hynes Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) Selection and Admissions: Intentions and Perceptions

Grace Hojung Ryu An Exploration of the Experiences of Post- secondary Education for Ontario's Multi-barriered Mature Students

Mukesh Goel Mental Health Literacies of Secondary School Teachers in Ontario: A Mixed Methods Study

Timothy Mickleborough A Foucauldian Discourse Analysis of the Construction of Canadian 'IPG' Professional Identities and Subjectivities

Emma Sabzalieva Responding to Major Institutional Change: The Fall of the Soviet Union and Higher Education in Central Asia

Janet Joanne Shuh An Examination of Institutional Structures, Policy Narratives and Professorial and Other Stakeholder Perceptions and Experiences vis-a-vis Academic Integrity

Diane Barbaric The Politics Behind and the Value of Outbound Student Mobility: Is Canada Missing the Boat?  

Paula Buskard Exploratory Descriptive Study of Teaching Styles in One Ontario College

Renee Ferguson Hidden among the under-represented: Foster youth access and persistence in Ontario post-secondary education.

Athena D’Amato The Role of Internships in Developing Job Ready Graduates in the Field of Public Relations: A Humber College, ITAL Bachelor of Public Relations  tbc

Laura Capacchioni Dental Hygiene Curriculum and Core Competency Development: A Case Study of One Ontario College Program Christopher Holt Exploring the Construction of Entrepreneurial Identity Among University Students 

Arif Toor Ontario's Graduate Certificates: An Exploration into Colleges' Perspectives and Students' Decision-Making Processes 

Cindy Hazel What’s in a Name? A Historical Analysis of Seneca College’s Journey Towards Increased Institutional Differentiation within the Ontario Postsecondary System 2001-2012 Stephanie Dimech   Then and Now, Knowing and Leading: The Lived Experience of Ethnicity & its Implications for College Leadership Kathleen Clark An Investigation of the Experiences of Graduate Students with a Mental Health Condition

Laurie-Ann Rancourt Who Decides and Why it Matters: Institutions, Differentiation and Northern Rural Higher Education

Jeffrey Burrow A Meta-Analysis of the Relationship between Study Abroad and Intercultural Competence

Everton Ellis 'Seamless' Transition to Citizenship? International Student Graduates, Race, and Structural Inequities in Canada's (Im)migration- labour Market

Aamir Taiyeb Understanding External Policy Influences in Pakistani Higher Education

Janie Lin Understanding How Minoritized Female Legal Professionals Negotiate Extra-corporate Commitments and Corporate Legal Practice

Lauren Wilson The Influence of Junior Hockey Participation on Ontario University Male Hockey Players' Identity Development

Nadina Jamison Impact of Matching Funds: Help or Hindrance?

Sharon Scollard Curriculum Change in Community Colleges: Updating Curriculum to Align with Current Industry Practices

Cindy Gouveia Fundraising in Ontario Colleges: An Emerging Profession? Micki Puksa Exploration of Online Teaching in Eight Prelicensure Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Programs in Ontario Colleges Kristi Harrison Examining Leadership in the Role of Dean of Business in the Ontario College System: Using Narrative analysis to Reflect Leadership Journeys in the Role

Arleen Morrin Decentralized Budgeting and its impact on the quality of decision-making at a large research-intensive university: A Case study at the University of Toronto David Kim In This Together: The Impact of Mentorship Programs On The First-Generation Student Experience Sharon Kamassah The Impact of Post-Secondary Educational Institution Policies and Practices on Indigenous Staff Recruitment and Retention

Vera Dolan Faculty Narratives of Disability in Academic Work

Paula DaCosta Education Cultural Identity and Hybridity in "Different Spaces": Recent Immigrant Students Negotiating Settlement and University in Ontario, Canada

Cindy Gouveia Fundraising in Ontario Colleges: An Emerging Profession?

Melinda Scott Assessment in Practice: A Mixed Model Study of the Representations of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Competencies in the Position Descriptions of Student Affairs and Services Professionals in the Province of Ontario

Eric Lavigne How Performance Appraisals Shape Leadership: A Multiple-case Study of Canadian University Deans' Reappointments

Amy Lemay The Role of Expectations of Science as Promissory Discourses in Shaping Research Policy: A Case Study of the Creation of Genome Canada

Savithiri Ratnapalan Perceptions of Change Among Emergency Department Staff in a University Teaching Hospital in the United Kingdom

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SGS has a number of requirements for formatting your thesis, in order for it to be accepted on the ProQuest repository . These requirements include page numbering and page order, the information on the title page and abstract, PDF creation, and saving your file according to the file naming convention. Some of the formatting requirements are optional, and some are necessary. Using one of the style templates when you begin writing your thesis will ensure that you have a correctly formatted document to submit after your defence.

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Toronto Metropolitan University Theses and Dissertations

The TMU Library collects and makes accessible graduate dissertations (Ph.D) and masters level theses as well as some masters level major research papers. The TMU Library Digital Repository contains the most complete collection of these documents, online, and searchable from the website and via search engines like Google. Older documents may also be found in the TMU Library catalogue . The library no longer collects print copies of theses and dissertations.

To search for documents from a specific programme, try using a keyword search that includes the words "ryerson"  "dissertations" and a couple of words from the name of the programme such as "communication" "culture" or "mechanical" "engineering."

Theses and Dissertations from Other Universities

  • Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD) Provides access to over 5 million theses and dissertations from over 1,100 colleges, universities and research institutions around the world.  
  • Google Scholar Many universities currently receive graduate scholarship in digital formats only and have embarked on digitization initiatives to make older documents available online. Google Scholar is a useful tool to find this type of material.  
  • Theses Canada Portal   Provides access to the full-text of many Canadian theses and dissertations.  
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global (PQDT)(Access Restricted to TMU Community) Provides access to the full-text of over 400,000 Masters and PhD theses from 1997 onwards. In addition, citations are provided for over 1.6 million doctoral dissertations and master's theses from North American and European (including the UK and Ireland) graduate schools from the seventeenth century onwards.
  • DART Europe E-theses Portal Provides access to research theses from 580 universities in 28 European countries.  
  • NDLTD-Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations An international nonprofit organization promoting the dissemination of electronic theses and dissertations.  It includes finding aids for digital and some print resources.  
  • Canadian Theses = Thèses canadiennes [1947-1980 print; 1985/86-1995/96 on microfiches] Indexes masters and doctoral works from Canadian universities.  Most of the masters works and some of the doctoral works are not listed in PQDT nor Theses Canada Portal.  Other print bibliographies of Canadian theses may be of value including Canadian Graduate Theses: 1919-1967: An Annotated Bibliography (Covering Economics, Business and Industrial Relations) and Jesse J. Dossick's Doctoral Research on Canada and Canadians, 1884-1983

TMU Undergraduate Theses (Major Research Papers)

Undergraduate theses for Civil Engineering are kept by the department.

A complete list of codes used and the department/school (some of which no longer exist) follows:

  • LE3.R99 AC      Dept. of Applied Chemical & Biological Sciences
  • LE3.R99 AE      School of Aerospace Engineering
  • LE3.R99 AR      Dept. of Architectural Science
  • LE3.R99 CB      Dept. of Chemistry, Biological & Chemical Engineering
  • LE3.R99 CE      School of Chemical Engineering
  • LE3.R99 EC      School of Early Childhood Education
  • LE3.R99 EE      Electrical Engineering Dept./Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • LE3.R99 EH      School of Environmental Health
  • LE3.R99 GE     School of Applied Geography
  • LE3.R99 HT      School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • LE3.R99 ID       School of Interior Design
  • LE3.R99 IE       School of Industrial Engineering
  • LE3.R99 LS      Dept. of Laboratory Science
  • LE3.R99 ME     School of Mechanical Engineering
  • LE3.R99 OP     School of Occupational and Public Health
  • LE3.R99 PR     Continuing Education Division. Public Relations Project
  • LE3.R99 SE     Dept. of Survey Engineering
  • LE3.R99 UP     School of Urban and Regional Planning

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  1. UofT Theses

    Main Robarts Gerstein Engineering & Computer Science OISE UofT Archives Many print U of T doctoral dissertations and masters' theses are listed in LibrarySearch. Older print theses may be listed in a card catalogue at the particular library in which it is held. Theses from 2009+ are submitted online only to TSpace.

  2. School of Graduate Studies

    To submit your thesis, follow these instructions: Online thesis submission system (SGS) Thesis preparation and submission instructions (SGS) Thesis submission and publishing guide (Library) SGS intends to house all available digitized Doctoral and Masters theses by U of T graduate students on this site.

  3. TSpace Repository: Search

    Date. Title. Author (s) Type. 2000. Evaluating the lake management approach, applied biomanipulation techniques and progress in restoring ecological function of littoral macrophytes in Grenadier Pond, Canada. Tu, Christine Laura. Thesis. 23-Jul-2019.

  4. Theses and Dissertations in the Sciences

    Step-by-step instructions on how to prepare, format, convert to PDF, and submit an Electronic Thesis or Dissertation from the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto. The Writing Centre (at U of T) For advice and help with writing, citing, etc. Thesis & Dissertation Writing Support (SGS, University of Toronto)

  5. Theses and Dissertations by U of T Students

    U of T Master's Theses Collection (2009 - current) U of T TSpace Thesis and Dissertation Collection (pre-2009) Catalogue Access to U of T Theses and Dissertations An Advanced Search of the Catalogue with Format set to Thesis retrieves Master's and Doctoral Theses in the U of T Library collection.

  6. How can I find a University of Toronto thesis?

    You can check TSpace, the university's research repository. TSpace holds Masters theses and Doctoral dissertations from 2009 onwards as well as some older digitized materials. You can check Library and Archives Canada Thesis Portal that contains many electronic theses and dissertations from the University of Toronto

  7. TSpace Repository: About TSpace

    TSpace is a free and secure research repository established by University of Toronto Libraries to disseminate and preserve the scholarly record of the University of Toronto community, including faculty and graduate student research. All items in TSpace are openly accessible, either immediately or after publisher's embargo period.

  8. Doctoral Theses (2009

    The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) requires doctoral and masters graduands to submit a thesis written as a required element of their degree program in electronic format. To submit your thesis, follow these instructions: Online thesis submission system (SGS) Thesis preparation and submission instructions (SGS)

  9. Theses and Dissertations

    Explore our section in the University of Toronto research repository, TSpace to view recent theses and dissertations. For a complete listing of all Faculty of Information theses and dissertations, please see below. ... Bibliography of theses and research reports from the Museology program (1972-1979), and the Museum Studies program (1980 ...

  10. Theses and Dissertations

    Step-by-step instructions on how to prepare, format, convert to PDF, and submit an Electronic Thesis or Dissertation from the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto. The Writing Centre (at U of T) For advice and help with writing, citing, etc. Thesis & Dissertation Writing Support (SGS, University of Toronto)

  11. Theses & dissertations

    How can I find a University of Toronto thesis? Read more How can I find a thesis or dissertation from another university? Read more Subscribe to Theses & dissertations

  12. Electronic Thesis Submission

    Create a Digital Library Repository Account. Log into the digital library repository by entering your student number and email address. You must use an official utoronto or graduate unit email account. Select "Submit Thesis" and choose the appropriate collection to submit to.

  13. Electronic Theses & Dissertations: FAQs

    Technical support is available through the digital library repository. The Information Commons at Robarts Library, 416-978-4292 or [email protected], has computers equipped with all the software you need. Staff there are knowledgeable about most of the issues you may encounter.

  14. Research and Publishing

    Systematic and Scoping Review Service. The Systematic and Scoping Review Collaboration (SSRC) connects University of Toronto health science and social science researchers with librarians, who partner as co-authors in the planning, execution and writing of knowledge syntheses studies.

  15. Home

    Welcome This guide is for students who are just starting to work on their theses and for those who are getting close to submission or are looking to publish. It is based on the School of Graduate Studies requirements for thesis submission at U of T.

  16. Repositories

    Repositories At the University of Toronto we have a growing number of Open Access repositories - metacollections, or "collections of collections" of open access and open educational resources. The repositories are often keyword searchable as well. Books Online More than 200,000 books have been digitized, from the University of Toronto Libraries.

  17. Data Repositories

    It accepts research data from research conducted at or under the auspices of the University of Toronto. For more information go to About U of T Dataverse. Selecting a data repository. Different data repositories offer different services and functions. Some things to consider before selecting a repository include: Funder or journal requirements.

  18. Toronto School of Theology

    The Toronto School of Theology is the largest ecumenical consortium for theological education in Canada. This community holds the ThD, DMin and ThM theses of member colleges, from Spring 2012 onward. The requirement for electronic theses began in Spring 2012. All other Doctoral and Masters theses are found at the TST College libraries, and will ...

  19. Student Theses

    Many Doctoral and Master's theses are digitized and available through the OISE Collection on TSpace, the University of Toronto's research repository. Adult Education & Community Development Program. Educational Leadership & Policy Program. Higher Education Program.

  20. Submit and Publish Your Thesis

    Formatting Submit and Publish Your Thesis Formatting requirements SGS has a number of requirements for formatting your thesis, in order for it to be accepted on the ProQuest repository.

  21. Theses and Dissertations

    The TMU Library collects and makes accessible graduate dissertations (Ph.D) and masters level theses as well as some masters level major research papers. The Library's research repository , contains the most complete collection of these documents, online, and searchable from the website and via search engines like Google.

  22. Theses and Dissertations

    Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD) Provides access to over 5 million theses and dissertations from over 1,100 colleges, universities and research institutions around the world. Google Scholar