I really don't like reinventing things and I think I've some handy tools, so in case it's helpful I'm putting a complete compilable version here.
The entire package (ie everything below) is available as a zip file: cpblThesis.zip and it produces the following PDF: diss.pdf My claim is that if you download the zip and run the fcompile script, you should get a complete compilation.
Here are some components:
See LyX layout for UBC thesis.
(I have posted this at Wordpress).