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If you would like to use the thesis class, please download the latest version from here:

From here you can look at the various files and documentation, or just download the distribution. You will need to place the *.cls somewhere that LaTeX can find it (either in a location specified by the TEXINPUTS environmental variable, or in the same folder as your thesis).

Start with the sample files ubcsample.tex as this contains many useful notes about thesis requirements and tricks.


Some simple LyX layout file ubcthesis.layout and template ubcsamplelyx.lyx files have been provided. Note the following though:

  1. Some people have reported errors with the bibliography (TeX capacity exceeded, sorry). This is a problem with the babel package which may have to be disabled in your LyX program (it cannot be disabled in the files we provide). Please see for more information.

Development Notes

This page describes some notes about the technical development of the class.