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Thesis and research

Thesis submission

From preparing your thesis through to the final submission, consult with the Thesis Office for all relevant information. It’s important for research students to understand the thesis submission process and plan ahead.

Thesis Boost: 3-day writing retreat

Twice a year, GradProSkills organizes a 3-day writing retreat for graduate students who are writing a thesis. The event provides a motivating environment, supportive workshops and individual consultations that help participants adopt healthy and productive writing habits, and ultimately, advance in writing their thesis. The event brings together, in one place, the support services of Concordia Library, Student Success Centre, Campus Wellness and Support, Ombuds Office and Recreation and Athletics.

Library information

The Library provides you with the information resources and services fundamental to learning and the pursuit of knowledge. The library has many laptops and tablet computers for you to borrow.

Research help

Need help finding journal articles? Don't know how to begin your research? Ask a Librarian for research help. You can also consult the Research Guides by Subject and schedule a consultation with your Subject Librarian.

Copyright laws

Everyone at Concordia – students, professors and staff – is subject to copyright legislation. Beyond their legal responsibility, the academic community must consider their ethical obligations to respect intellectual property rights.

Get informed on copyright and other regulations by consulting the following resources:

Intellectual property

The issue of Intellectual Property varies depending on the discipline, the nature of group or individual research and types of funding.

Research ethics

For research involving human participants, animals or radioactive, biological or hazardous materials and lasers, certification must be obtained prior to starting the research. Concordia is committed to ensuring the compliance and the ethical integrity of all research done under its auspice. Accordingly, grant funds cannot be released until the relevant certification has been obtained.

Compliance falls under the auspice of two Administrative Units:

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