Graduate Research (Non-thesis)


Graduate students may submit exemplary non-thesis manuscripts or projects to the UBC Graduate Research collection, with approval from their course instructors or supervisors.

What can I submit?

Some examples of possible types of work include:

  • Essays/papers
  • Presentations (including research posters)
  • Video and audio based projects
  • Graduating projects or papers
  • Publisher-permitted versions of journal articles, conference papers, etc. based on course-related research

Where do I submit my thesis?

This collection is NOT for UBC Theses and Dissertations which must be submitted in accordance with the requirements of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) into the Electronic Theses and Dissertations collection in cIRcle. Please contact the G+PS for authorization to submit your thesis or dissertation.

How do I submit an item?

UBC Vancouver and Okanagan graduate students upload their own work, subject to course instructor or supervisor approval, to the UBC Graduate Research collection.


IMPORTANT! Before submission, discuss the approval process with your course instructor or supervisor. Tell your course instructor that they will receive an automated email from cIRcle requesting their online approval after you have uploaded your project. They must respond to this email within 48 hours or the link to approve the submission will expire. If the link expires you will need to contact cIRcle staff at to resubmit your item.

Overview of the Graduate Research (non-thesis) Submission Workflow

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Graduate Students: For more detailed instructions about the steps involved in the submission process, please see the cIRcle Graduate Research Submission Instructions.

The UBC Graduate Research collection in cIRcle is for exemplary non-thesis graduate student work at UBC Vancouver and Okanagan. All work destined for this collection must be approved online (using a cIRcle login) by the students' course instructors or supervisors. Only submissions of exemplary quality should be approved.

Our documentation is currently being updated to reflect recent changes to the collection. In the interim, please see the cIRcle Graduate Research Submission Instructions for further information on completing the approval process. Please note that the course instructor or supervisor names will not be present on the project’s cIRcle webpage.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please email cIRcle staff at or visit our Contact Us page.

The GSS (Graduate Student Society) cIRcle Open Scholar Award was a lottery based award for graduate students at UBC Vancouver which went live on July 9, 2012. The first two awards were presented on October 18, 2012.

As of May 1, 2017 the GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award concluded its five-year term and the collection in cIRcle was renamed the UBC Graduate Research collection for non-thesis research material from both UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan campuses. Visit the GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award wiki page for the history of the award and its past winners.