Do I have to submit my thesis or dissertation to UVicSpace?
Yes. As of May 1, 2011 it is mandatory for all graduate students completing a thesis or dissertation to submit it as a PDF to UVicSpace, our digital institutional repository. According to the UVic Graduate Calendar:
DEPOSITION OF THESES AND DISSERTATIONS IN THE UVIC REPOSITORY
The results of research conducted at the University of Victoria are required to be made available to the public in a timely fashion, and so theses and dissertations must be placed in the institutional repository, UVicSpace, immediately following submission of the thesis/dissertation approval form.
Hard copy printed theses and dissertations are no longer required, nor accepted.