Essentially no. Your eTheses is a digitized version of your final, approved, Graduate Studies Theses / Performance that is made openly available to readers / listeners worldwide. In order to facilitate this there is some additional paperwork. This guide highlights what needs to occur.
Publishing one's findings is all about disseminating knowledge to a wide audience. By making your Thesis openly available at BU's Thesis site, you will benefit from:
Brandon University Theses and Defense Guidelines specifies that as part of your submission of a Final Thesis Copy, you must submit (1) an electronic form of your Thesis and (2) a Thesis / Practicum Report Copyright License and Declaration to your advisor. This submission is a mandatory undertaking in order to graduate. Upon signing the declaration, (1) the University is granted specific rights including that of reproducing, distributing, displaying, performing and transmitting your work and (2) the license is retroactively dated to the date of submission of the Thesis to the University.
In some instances a one-year postponement of publication and copying can be requested from the Dean of Graduate studies, but it is only granted in exceptional cases. Reasons for postponement might include a pending patent, a thesis in process of being published, or if persecution would result from immediate publication of the thesis. In such instances the Dean, in consultation with the student's Advisor, will determine the restrictions, if any.