Answered By: Kathryn Ruddock
Last Updated: Jul 20, 2017     Views: 100

The Vault houses theses published after June 28, 2012. Prior to June 2012, we did not have an electronic thesis and dissertation program. However, past theses can be added to PRISM on request when possible.

If you would like to make your thesis or dissertation publicly available in the PRISM: University of Calgary's Digital Repository thesis collection, please contact Include in your e-mail:

  • Agreement from you/the copyright holder to the following statement:


    By making your thesis available in PRISM, you are aware that it will be harvested by Google, Google Scholar, Bing and other aggregators making it publicly accessible to anyone with Internet access. Once made publicly accessible it is not possible to guarantee complete removal from the Internet. In addition, our practice is to not remove material from the repository unless there is a copyright or plagiarism issue.


    You can find a full version of our non-exclusive license at:


  • If you/the copyright holder would like to attach a Creative Commons (CC) license to your thesis


    A CC license tells others exactly how you are allowing them to use your work. For example, if you wanted to make your thesis publicly available, but didn't want anyone to make money off of your thesis, you could associate a non-commercial CC license. Or if you want to make your work publicly available, and want others who use your work to make their derivatives publicly accessible, you can associate a share-alike license. More information about CC licenses can be found here: .


  • If you have a digital copy


    We can digitize the copy we have in our University Archives or, if you have digital copy available (PDF of final thesis), include it in your e-mail.