What is cIRcle?

cIRcle is the University of British Columbia's digital repository for research and teaching materials created by the UBC community and its partners. Materials in cIRcle are openly accessible to anyone on the web, and will be preserved for future generations. Learn more.

Essential Tips for UBC Thesis or Dissertation Submission

Photo courtesy: UBC Brand & Marketing All UBC graduate students are required to submit their thesis or dissertation to cIRcle, UBC Library’s openly available digital repository, which currently holds more than 51,000 UBC theses and dissertations dating back to 1919. If you’re a graduate student ready to submit your thesis or dissertation, we’ve outlined key […]


by Amber Saundry – September 19, 2023

cIRcle Impact & Activity Report 2022-2023

Photo courtesy: UBC Brand & Marketing   We’ve reached 80,000 items! The cIRcle team is happy to announce the release of our 2022-2023 Impact and Activity Report! 2022-2023 was a busy year for the cIRcle team as we continued to evolve and refine our services to meet growing demands for open dissemination of diverse scholarly […]


by Kelly Gauvin – September 7, 2023

Supplementary No More: Merging Thesis Files and the End of an Era

Photo courtesy: Martin Dee / UBC Brand & Marketing   As UBC’s institutional repository, cIRcle houses the published and unpublished intellectual outputs from the UBC community. Currently, more than 51,000 theses and dissertations are archived in cIRcle in our UBC Theses and Dissertations collection, with the oldest dating back to 1919. While pre-internet theses and […]


by Hikaru Ikeda & Kelly Gauvin – August 23, 2023

What’s in a Name? Author name management in cIRcle

Brown Wooden Drawer by Jan Antonin Kolar   As UBC’s institutional repository, cIRcle’s mandate is to preserve and promote published and unpublished research from the UBC community. Faculty research is an important part of this; cIRcle currently has more than 8,800 items in its UBC Faculty and Research Publications collection, with over 42,000 author names […]


by Kelly Gauvin – July 18, 2023

Depositing Graduate Non-thesis Research in cIRcle

Photo courtesy of Pixabay Did You Know? If you are a graduate student currently enrolled at UBC, you can submit non-thesis research to cIRcle, UBC’s open access institutional repository. Our Submissions page for Graduate Non-thesis Work provides detailed instructions on the process. Here’s what you need to know to get started: Academic Sponsor Ask a […]


by Tara Stephens-Kyte – July 4, 2023