Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
 

Welcome to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' Electronic Theses & Dissertation site. These pages are dedicated to help you find all the information you might require in order to format and successfully submit your graduate thesis for examination and publication electronically.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) are prepared as text-based PDF files. ETDs can contain non-text elements such as sound, video, and hypertext links. ETDs are available through Scholarship@Western, Western's digital library repository, and also released to the world-wide web with priority in many search engines, enabling scholars worldwide to locate, search, and download the University of Western Ontario's ETDs.

The most significant benefit is the dramatic increase (50-250%) in citation impact that results from electronic publishing. This leads to increased rewards from universities, in the form of promotion and increased salary, and from granting agencies.

Other benefits include:

  • publicity for research - authors of electronic theses become more widely known and their reputations are enhanced
  • easy worldwide access to your theses for colleagues and collaborators
  • easy worldwide access to theses for job and grant applications
  • a raised profile for research institutions
  • reduced costs at the point of graduation since there is no need to have multiple copies printed.

For an overview of the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation process at The University of Western Ontario, please refer to any area from our site dedicated to supporting ETD at Western:

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Factors controlling the abundance, distribution, and composition of macroplastic and microplastic particles in tributary, beach, and benthic sediments of Lake Erie, Ontario, Bethany Dean

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A Gender-Sensitized Weight Loss and Healthy Lifestyle Program for Overweight and Obese Male Hockey Fans: Effects on Dietary Behaviours, Ashleigh De Cruz

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Unravelling The Subfields Of The Hippocampal Head Using 7-Tesla Structural MRI, Jordan M. K. DeKraker

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Making Machines Learn. Applications of Cultural Analytics to the Humanities, Javier de la Rosa Pérez

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Decomposition Dynamics Under Climate Change Conditions in Boreal Peat, Rosa Del Giudice

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Numerical Modelling of Wind Turbine Foundations subjected to Combined Loading, Venkatesh Madhukar Deshpande

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Sensory Filtering and Cognitive Function in a Valproic Acid Rat Model of Autism, Theshani A. De Silva

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The Causes and Consequences of Corporate Short-Termism, Mark R. DesJardine

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Dissolved Organic Matter in Subarctic Streams and Rivers: Direct and Proxy Measures of Quantity, Quality, and Mercury, Tara M. Despault

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Evaluation of Sexual Orientation Items in Population Health Surveys Among Canadians: A Mixed Methods Approach, Christoffer Dharma

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The Role of NADPH Oxidase in ROS Mediated Differentiation, Benjamin J. Dickson

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Ecosystem Level Effects of Climate Change on Northern Peatlands, Catherine M. Dieleman

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Les passerelles de la réécriture: des transpositions de "Soundjata" aux autoadaptations d'Ousmane Sembène, Elhadji Moustapha Diop

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Relationships Among Self-Efficacy, Implicit Associations, Motives and Exercise Behaviour, Alison Divine

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Are you coming on to me? Accuracy and bias in couples' perceptions of sexual advances, Kiersten Dobson

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Mental Health Policies and Practices: Student Services Leaders Connect the Dots, Laurie E. Dodson

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Fermentative Processes Requiring Low Solubility Feed Gases: an Investigation into Gas-Dependent Microorganisms, Eric W. Doerr

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Feature Encoding Strategies for Multi-View Image Classification, Kyle Doerr

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Evaluation of the Effect of a Behavioural Coaching Intervention on Faculty Adoption of Technology-Enhanced Teaching Practices, Nicole M. Domonchuk

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Defining and Predicting Dropout from Children’s Mental Health Services: A Novel Need-Based Definition Of Dropout, Kimberly Williams Dossett

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An Investigation of Multiliteracies Pedagogies in Language Teacher Education: A Mixed Methods Study, Adrienne Doucette-Vanthuyne

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The Effects of Empowerment on Role Competency and Patient Safety Competency for Newly Graduated Nurse Practitioners, Elsie Duff

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The Neural and Cognitive Basis of Cumulative Lifetime Familiarity Assessment, Devin Duke

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Bullying Experiences Among First Nations Youth: Identifying Effects on Mental Health and Potential Protective Factors, Caely I. Dunlop

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Rethinking Resurrection: Choosing Interdisciplinary Dialogue Over Dualism, Jesse Dymond

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Uprootedness and Health of Women Temporary Agricultural Workers: A Critical Ethnography, Kathryn Ann Edmunds

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Assessing the role of the ATRX chromatin remodeling protein in myelination within the mouse central nervous system, Matthew W. Edwards

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Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete and Composite Conical Tanks Under Hydrostatic and Seismic Loadings, Ahmed Elansary

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Examining internalizing symptoms in child and youth victims of emotional abuse and bullying: The mediating effects of individual and family strength factors in clinical samples, Amani M. Elrofaie

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Non-Invasive Imaging for the Assessment of Cardiac Dose and Function Following Focused External Beam Irradiation, Omar El-Sherif

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Tesitmony as Significance Negotiation, Jennifer F. Epp

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Development and Optimization of Solid Polymer Electrolyte for Lithium Ion Batteries, Ladan Eskandarian

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Goal Alignment: Construct Development and Measurement of a Moderator of Commitment, Jose A. Espinoza

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Gender and Health Over the Life Course: Temporal, Contextual, and Intersectional Considerations, Nicole Etherington

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Evaluation of MERTK evolution and efferocytosis signalling, Amanda L. Evans

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Inhibition Of MT1-MMP Proteolytic Function And ERK1/2 Signalling Influences Breast Cancer Cell Migration And Invasion Through Changes In MMP-2 And MMP-9 Expression, Caitlin L. Evered

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Body and Organ Measurements in Infants and Neonates: An Autopsy Study, Audrey-Ann M. Evetts

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Minor Whey Protein Purification Using Ion-Exchange Column Chromatography, Naeimeh Faraji Dizaji

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In-situ Ultrasound Calibration, Azharhosein Faraz

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Gene Discovery in Mendelian and Complex Diseases, Sali Farhan

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The Influence of Self-Compassion, Compassion for Others, and Emotional Intelligence on Conflict Resolution Strategies, Anita Feher

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Reliability and Validity of the Star Excursion Balance Test for Patients with Chronic Patellar Instability, Andrew D. Firth

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Cost-Effectiveness Of Bevacizumab Concomitant With The Standard Of Therapy For Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma, Aren Fischer

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Treatment Process for Removal of Naphthenic Acid from Oil Refinery Wastewater, Martin W. Flatley

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Role of Advocacy Organizations in Promoting Inclusive Education Policies for Students with Rare Chronic Health Conditions: Insights for Education Leaders, Jennifer Flinn

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Buried Dreams: Refitting and Ritual at the Mount Albert Site, Southern Ontario, Kyle D. Forsythe

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Different Approaches for Different Folks, Alexandre Fortier

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Infants born large for gestational age and developmental attainment in early childhood, Cairina E. Frank

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An Investigation of The Plant Growth Promoting Abilities of Pseudomonas Fluorescens UW4 Under Toxic Metal Stress, Joshua J. Frank

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The Euthanasia Debate: International Experience and Canadian Policy Proposals, Lorna M. Fratschko

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The Influence of Areas of Worklife and Compassion Satisfaction on Burnout of Mental Health Nurses, Michelle Corinne Fredette-Carragher

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The Relationship between Elements of Health and Social Systems and Substance Use Severity for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness, Sommer Froats

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Universal Scaling Properties After Quantum Quenches, Damian Andres Galante

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Arthrokinematics of the Distal Radioulnar Joint in the Normal Wrist and Following Distal Radius Malunion, Braden M. Gammon

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ABE Fermentation From Low Cost Substrates, Kai Gao

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Study on Developments of Processes for Powder Coatings, Shan Gao

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A Physical Scaling Method to Incorporate Regional Physical Characteristics in Future Climatic and Hydrologic Predictions, Abhishek Gaur

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Modulating Parkin E3 Ubiquitin Ligase Activity Using Phospho-Ubiquitin Variants, Susanna George

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Bed Agglomeration Behavior in a Bubbling Fluidized-Bed Combustor, Ehsan Ghiasi

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Inequalities in Social Determinants of Health in the Ontario Transgender Population, Rachel E. Giblon

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Developmental Evaluation of a Gender Bullying and Sexualized Violence Prevention Program for Adolescent Males: Preliminary Lessons on Engaging Boys, Matthew B. Gillespie

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Requiem, Wendell Glick

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Click And Bioorthogonal Chemistry For The Chemical Modification Of Nanomaterials, Pierangelo Gobbo

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A Link Between Paediatric Asthma and Obesity: Are They Caused by the Same Environmental Conditions?, Phylicia Gonsalves

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The Behavioural Phenotype of pThr175-Tau Expression in the Hippocampus of Female Adult Sprague Dawley Rats, Jason J. Gopaul

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The Moral Status and Welfare of Patients Diagnosed as Vegetative With Covert Awareness, Mackenzie S. Graham

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The Roffelsen Site: A Late Woodland Place of Transition between Life and Death, Adria Grant

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Making microfinance work: exploring effective strategies to promote Tanzanian women’s economic and social status through microfinance, Kate E. Grantham

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Bodies: Punk, Love and Marxism, Kathryn Grant

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Ultra-High Field Strength MR Image-Guided Robotic Needle Delivery Device for In-Bore Small Animal Interventions, Matthew J. Gravett

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Un-Natural Histories: The Specimen as Site of Knowledge Production in Contemporary Art, Helen Gregory

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The Acute Effects of Nicotine and Exercise on Working Memory, Steven Guirguis

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Spatial Memory in Black-capped Chickadees: Studies of Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis and Win-Shift/Win-Stay Spatial Search, Nicole Ann Guitar

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An Army of Never-Ending Strength: The Reinforcement of the Canadian Army 1944-1945, Arthur Willoughby Gullachsen

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First Major Appearance of Brachiopod-Dominated Benthic Shelly Communities in the Reef Ecosystem during the Early Silurian, Cale A.C. Gushulak

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Angiogenic Therapy in a Fibrotic Murine Model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Kelly M. Gutpell

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A Novel Composite Material-based Computational Model for Left Ventricle Biomechanics Simulation, Seyyed Mohammad Hassan Haddad

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Anisotropic Waveform Tomography: Application to Crosshole data for Transversely Isotropic Media, Shaun Michael Hadden

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Role of Fatty Acid omega-Hydroxylase 1 and Abscisic Acid in Potato Tuber Suberin Formation, Meg Haggitt

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Organisational Improvement Plan: System of Care, Derek Haime

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Ethics and Responsibility of Post-Colonial Allyness, Michael T. Hajik

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Ultraprecise Single Point Inverted Cutting Strategies for Multi-axis Fabrication of Right Triangular Prismatic Retroreflectors, Benjamin W. Hamilton

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CAL and MAGI PDZ Protein Regulation of CRFR1 and 5-HT2AR Trafficking and Signaling, Maha Mahmoud Hammad

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An Examination of Emotional Intelligence as a Potential Mediator in Educator Stress and Burnout, Kaitlin Hancock

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Markerless Radiostereogammetry of the Shoulder Joint in Humans: Comparisons of Scapulohumeral Kinematics Between Individuals with Healthy and Supraspinatus-Impaired Shoulders, Ashley N. Hannon

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Martian Gully Formation and Evolution: Studies From the Local to Global Scale, Tanya Nicole Harrison

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Visible Light Driven Photocatalysis for Degradation of Diclofenac, Noshin Hashim

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Electrokinetic Enhanced Bioremediation of Soils Contaminated with Petroleum Hydrocarbons, Ikrema Abdalla Hassan

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Responses to Subpar Performance in Foreign Subsidiaries, Vanessa C. Hasse

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The Effect of Speech-to-Text Software on Learning a New Writing Strategy, Katrina N. Haug

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"Whatever I Want:" Death Grips, Disobedience and the Music Industries, Grant M. Hawkins

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Agaricomycetes of Ontario Tallgrass Prairies, Christopher R. J. Hay

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Aerobic Oxidations Mediated by Allylnickel(N-Heterocyclic Carbene)Chloride Complexes: Investigating the Role of a Pendent Amine Group, Richard J. Hazlehurst

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High School Boys' Experiences of a Violence Against Women Prevention Program, Mark WA Henshaw

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Steel Compression Members with Partial-length Reinforcement, Morgan Herrell

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Advanced Driving Assistance Prediction Systems, Maedeh Hesabgar

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Enhanced Indoor Localization System based on Inertial Navigation, Rasika Lakmal Hettiarachchige Don

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The Battle of Hastings: A Geographic Perspective, Christopher E. M. Hewitt

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Complex Event Processing as a Service in Multi-Cloud Environments, Wilson A. Higashino

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Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Bisphenol A on Fetal Lung Development, Ayten Hijazi