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.

Benefits of ETDs (from Library and Archives Canada)

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 2014

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Creative Interventions and Urban Revitalization, Nicole C. Borland

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Accessibility of E-Commerce Websites for Vision Impaired Persons, Roopa Bose

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The Influence of Visual Cueing on Freezing of Gait Among Individuals with Parkinson's Disease, L. Keltie Brigham

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Policing Cyber Bullying: How Parents, Educators, and Law Enforcement Respond to Digital Harassment, Ryan Broll

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Growth of the Marine Fish-Killing Phytoflagellate, Heterosigma Akashiwo Under Emerging Coastal Regimes: Temperature, Eutrophication and Ocean Acidification, Cayla M. Bronicheski

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Neonatal and Developmental Outcomes of Late Preterm and Early Term Birth, Hilary K. Brown

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Newcomer Youths' Experiences of School, Lori-Ann A. Brown

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Arabidopsis thaliana-Spider Mite Interaction: Plant Perception, Signalling, and Response, Kristie A. Bruinsma

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Measuring Fatigue In Adolescents And Young Adults With Cerebral Palsy, Laura K. Brunton

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The Latte Gold Zone, Kaminak's Coffee Gold Project, Yukon, Canada: Geology, Geochemistry, and Metallogeny, Eric Buitenhuis

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Shear zone influence on the emplacement of a giant pegmatite: The Whabouchi Lithium Pegmatite, Quebec,Canada, Laurisha Bynoe

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Children's Voices in a School-Based Mental Health Needs Assessment, Shannon Byrne

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A Feminist Defense of Moderate Moral Intuitionism, Bill JC Cameron

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A Vector-Based Approach to Virtual Machine Arrangement, Nicholas Cerilli

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Automatic Multi-Model Fitting for Blood Vessel Extraction, Xuefeng Chang

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Cortisol and Testosterone in Hair as Biological Markers of Systolic Heart Failure, Justin Chan

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Trends In The Utilization of Antiglaucoma Medication: An Analysis of Canadian Drug Insurance Claims, Kwun (Bryan) Hung Chan

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Surface Functionalization and Bioconjugation of Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications, Longyan Chen

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Statistical methods for the analysis of RNA sequencing data, Man-Kee Maggie Chu

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Economic Development in the Contemporary Global Environment: The Role of Place Branding as a Tool of Local Economic Development in Ontario, Canada, Evan P. Cleave

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Before The World Was Quiet: Ronald Reagan, Cold War Foreign Policy, And The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Summer Games, Brad Congelio

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I Am America: The Chicago Defender on Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, and Civil Rights, 1934-1975, Nevada Cooke

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The role of the arginine methyltransferase CARM1 in global transcriptional regulation., Niamh Coughlan

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Early Adolescents' Experiences of Mental Health: A Mixed-Methods Investigation, Lisa-Marie Coulter

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Numerical Simulation of Liquid-Solid Circulating Fluidized Beds, Abbas Dadashi