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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Oligonucleotide Design for Whole Genome Tiling Arrays, Qin Dong

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When faces "feel" familiar: The role of affective signals in face recognition, Lauren E. Dunphy

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The Romantic Posthuman and Posthumanities, Elizabeth Effinger

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Essays on Innovation and Consumer Credit, David E. Fieldhouse

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Environmental Factors Influencing Spring Migration Chronology of Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis), Taylor A. Finger

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Examining Children's Perceptions and Use of Their Neighbourhood Built Environments: A Novel Participatory Mapping Approach, Stephen Fitzpatrick

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Reporting Sexual Violence in School: Pre-Service Teachers’ Attitude and Behaviours, Ronit Futerman

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Development of an In-Vitro Passive and Active Motion Simulator for the Investigation of Shoulder Function and Kinematics, Joshua W. Giles

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Childhood Abuse and Neglect: A Profile of Associated Risk Factors for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Jennifer P. Gomez

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Mechanism of Dissolution of High Valence Lead Oxides in Water Under Depleting Chlorine Conditions, Daoping Guo

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A Molecular Simulation Study on Micelle Fragmentation and Wetting in Nano-Confined Channels, Mona Habibi

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Executive Dysfunction: A Contributor to Subtypes of Violence or General Criminality?, Megan B. Hancock

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Assessing and responding to parental alienation cases: Does gender matter in Canadian court decisions?, Bryanne M. Harris

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Unmasking the Protester: The Meanings and Myths of Collective Civil Resistance Movements in African American and Polish Postresistance Prose Fiction, Agnieszka Herra

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Theorizing 'Transitional Justice', David Anton Hoogenboom

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Developmental associations of self-reported body mass and depressive symptoms: A longitudinal examination of the transition from adolescence to young adulthood, Setareh Hooshmand

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A Comparative Analysis of Neoliberal Education Reform and Music Education in England and Ontario, Canada, Stephanie Horsley

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Nitrate sources and lake response in high elevation lakes, Uinta Mountains, Utah, Beth J. Hundey

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Essays on Portfolio Optimization, Simulation and Option Pricing, Zhibo Jia

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Computing and Approximation Methods for the Distribution of Multivariate Aggregate Claims, Tao Jin

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A Bayesian Model of Stress Assignment in Reading, Olessia Jouravlev

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A Critical Policy Analysis of Internationalization in Postsecondary Education : An Ontario Case Study, Ali Khorsandi Taskoh

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Learning to Prevent Burning and Fatigue: Teacher Burnout and Compassion Fatigue, Adam Koenig

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A Detailed Metallogenic Study of the McFaulds Lake Chromite Deposits, Northern Ontario, Jordan E. Laarman

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The Promise and Problematic of the Virtual Eucharist Mass According To The Roman Catholic Church’s Position in “The Church and the Internet”, Andrew W. Labenek