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:
Theses/Dissertations from 2015
Edge states and quantum Hall phases in graphene, Pavlo Piatkovskyi
Chromite Crystal Structure and Chemistry applied as an Exploration Tool, Patrick H.M. Shepherd
Metagenome Assembly, Wenjing Wan
Scintillating Scotoma: Migraine, Aura, and Perception in European Literature, 1860-1900, Janice Y. Zehentbauer
Theses/Dissertations from 2014
Visual Perception and Cognition in Image-Guided Intervention, Kamyar Abhari
Response of Transmission Line Conductors Under Downburst Wind, Haitham Aboshosha
Removal and Recovery of Heavy Metals by Nickel Smelter Slag, Maame Kyeiwaa Addai
Study of high pressure steaming on lipid recovery from microalgae, Ana-Maria Aguirre
State Controlled Object Oriented Programming, Jamil Ahmed
Application of Risk Metrics for Role Mining, Sharmin Ahmed
Defect-Related Magnetic and Electronic Properties of Graphene, Arash Akbari-Sharbaf