Request to Extend Delay in Publication (Embargo) of Thesis/Dissertation

Please complete and obtain approval signatures in order to request an extension to an embargo.

The normal maximum length of an embargo on a thesis/dissertation is two years. Embargoes in excess of two years require substantial justification, and an annual confirmation of the continued need for the embargo.   

Embargoes beyond two years are normally extended in six-month increments, with a maximum of one year of extension at a time. As long as you can demonstrate that publication is still a viable option, or that the conditions that necessitated the embargo still exist, further extensions are possible. You must contact the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies annually to request a further extension and provide justification.