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Copyright information for theses and dissertations publication

Navigate copyright requirements related to publishing your thesis or dissertation


An electronic copy of your thesis or dissertation will be available (via subscription) through ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database.  It will also be published by Library and Archives Canada and VIURRSpace (RRU institutional repository).

Copyright of your Thesis

You own the copyright to your thesis and are free to publish your thesis if you wish. However, if your thesis includes any copyrighted works (e.g. figures, diagrams, tables, etc.) that you did not create, then you will likely need to obtain permission from the copyright owners in order to publish them.