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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Anaerobic Digestion and Co-digestion of Thickened Waste Activated Sludge (TWAS) and Food Waste (FW), Mohammad M I Chowdhury

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Dual-Credit Program Leadership and Student Engagement, Melanie A. Christian

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Examining the Food Networks of Small Businesses in a Food District and the Potential for Fostering Local Economic Development, Michael AR Clark

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Youth Education: Caregiver Perspectives, Kyle Cleversey

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Learning About Teaching Science: Improving Teachers' Practice Through Collaborative Professional Learning, Sarah E. Cloutier

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Aggression Among Children and Youth: An Examination of Service Allocation for Subtypes of Aggression, Kari-Ann Clow

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A Regional Chemical Characterization and Analysis of Groundwater in Eastern Ontario, Laura M. Colgrove

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Understanding Collaborative Sensemaking for System Design — An Investigation of Musicians' Practice, Niall Conroy

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Development of Ultrasonic Techniques for Characterization of Liquid Mixtures, William A. Cooke

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Establishing an In Vivo Model for Intratumoral Modulation Therapy for Glioblastoma Multiforme, Mitchell D. Cooper

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The Application of Clear Speech in Electrolaryngeal Speakers, Steven R. Cox

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Passive Acoustic Emissions in a V-blender, Allison Crouter

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Creative Management: Disciplining the Neoliberal Worker, Trent Cruz

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Numerical Modelling of a Rotary Cement Kiln with External Shell Cooling Fans, Christopher M. Csernyei

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An Examination of the Emergence of the Queer Figure in North American Culture Using a Queer Marxist Theoretical Framework, Jade C.R. Da Costa

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Seismic Vulnerability of Buried Energy Pipelines in Northern Canada, Behrang Dadfar

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The Copyright Board and Tribunals Process: Users in the Balance, Louis J. D'Alton

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Three Essays in Empirical Finance and Corporate Governance, Chongyu Dang

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Drop Vertical Jump Landing Mechanics Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With and Without Lateral Extra-Articular Tenodesis, Michal Daniluk

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Predictors of Language Outcome for Children in the Ontario Infant Hearing Program, Olivia M. Daub

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Effect of Terminal Haptic Feedback on the Sensorimotor Control of Visually and Tactile-Guided Grasping, Shirin Davarpanah Jazi

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No hay Sólo un Idioma, No hay Sólo una Voz: A Revisionist History of Chicana/os and Latina/os in Punk, Richard C. Davila

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Microstructural Geochronology of Zircon Across the Central Uplift of the Vredefort Impact Structure, South Africa, Connor Lawrence Davis

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Synthesis and Electrochemiluminescence of Thiophene Substituted Benzosiloles, Tyler J. B. Day

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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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Pathways to Inclusion: Organizational Practices and Collaboration in the Least Restrictive Environment in a High School in Northern California, Angelica G. de Koning

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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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Oxytocin’s Effects on Sickness Behaviours, Anxiety Responses, and Immune Function in Adult Male Mice, Julie Deleemans

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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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Coffee Agroecology, Food Sovereignty, and Agrarian Livelihoods in Puerto Rico, Ileana I. Diaz

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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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Numerical and Experimental Study of the Trichel Pulses in Needle-plane Geometry, Peyman Dordizadeh Basirabad

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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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Hemolytic Activity in the Euryhaline Fish-Killing Phytoflagellate Prymnesium parvum under Environmental Stresses, Christine Dulal-Whiteway

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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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A model-based test of the efficacy of a simple rule for predicting adaptive sex allocation, Joshua D. Dunn

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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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Early experimental results of using a novel delivery carrier, Hyaluronan-phosphatidylethanolamine (HA-PE) which may allow simple bladder instillation of Botulinum Toxin A as effectively as direct detrusor muscle injection., Mohamed G. El Shatoury

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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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Towards Evidence-Informed Agriculture Policy Making: Investigating the Knowledge Translation Practices of Researchers in the National Agriculture Research Institutes in Nigeria, Isioma N. Elueze

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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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Shifting Temporalities: The Construction of Flexible Subjectivities through Part-time Retail Workers’ Use of Smartphone Technology, Jessica Fanning

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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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Representing Wilderness: Community, Collaboration, and Artistic Practice, Michael J. Farnan

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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 Effects of Ice Hockey Goaltender Leg Pads on Safety and Performance, Ryan J. Frayne

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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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Risk of Hyponatremia in Older Adults Receiving Psychotropic Drug Treatment, Sonja Gandhi

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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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Gasification of Biomass Feedstocks in CREC Riser Simulator, Ana Giron

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Requiem, Wendell Glick

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